Help for bad credit: Young adults
Youthful mistakes don't have to mean lifelong suffering
By Anna Bleker | Published: August 17, 2010
Young people make lots of mistakes. Unfortunately, credit mistakes don't fade into obscurity after college graduation in the way that embarrassing party stories do. They can stay on a credit score for up to seven years, impairing loan and job applications well into not-so-young adulthood.
Read about how to improve young adults' credit scores in the stories below.
- 'Piggybacking' your way out of bad credit
- Here's how to help young adults with bad credit
- Piggybacking, meant to jump-start credit, can backfire
- Piggybacking is still an option, but proceed with caution
- Piggybacking's just one step en route to a better credit score
- Co-signing your kid's credit is great, unles it endangers yours
- Want to boost your credit? Co-signing with parent is still an option
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