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Can I Have Your Number?

Understanding Credit & Debt

The title of this course isn’t a pick-up line. No matter what kinds of grownup stuff you try to do—apply for a job, buy a car, take out a small business loan—chances are someone is going to take a look at your credit score. And what they see could mean the difference between "yes" and "no". In this course, you'll get an overview of different types of debt, as well as a good look at credit scores, credit reports, and how that one number could be affecting all your grownup goals. You'll also learn about free tools and resources to help pay down debt and improve your credit score.

Before beginning this course, it's helpful (though not necessary) to have some financial information handy, like your credit score and what you spend monthly on different types of debt payments (car loans, students loans, mortgages, etc.). So you might want to have what you can nearby before we get started. (Don’t panic; we’ll help you do this!).

What you'll learn

  • Understand credit scores and reports, including the biggest factors that influence your score.
  • Get tips for understanding different types of debt.
  • Leave with a list of free resources to help you keep tabs on your credit.

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