Sometimes life just doesn’t go according to plan. losing your job, serious illness, divorce or a few unwise decisions can put a strain on your finances. Over time, this can lead to a history of unpaid debt, late payments or defaulted loans, otherwise known as bad credit.
A good first step is to learn about your credit history and the impact it has on your finances. Here is a guide to get you started.
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