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Bad credit is a reality for more than 100 million Americans, greatly affecting their ability to obtain loans, credit cards, and other lines of credit on affordable terms. We at strive to be a leading resource for people with bad credit, and we've created this section of our website to provide visitors with a better understanding of bad credit, how it can affect one's finances, and what actions and resources are needed to create a brighter financial future.

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Too Much Debt? How to Break the Debt Cycle

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It all started so innocently. You took out a short-term loan one December to help you meet all your gift-giving obligations, but when the payment came due, you had to take out another loan to cover it... Read More

How a Home Foreclosure Can Impact Your Future

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Home foreclosure is a hot topic these days with the state of the economy, and in this case what you don’t know can hurt you for years to come... Read More

How a Credit Card Can Help Rebuild Your Credit

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Remember that shiny new credit card you got in the mail shortly after you turned 18? After a few trips to the mall and your local Starbucks, that little piece of plastic had you deep in debt and unable to keep up with payments... Read More

7 Terms to Know When Applying for a Credit Card

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Are you looking to get a new credit card, but you're not sure what the various terms mean? Let's take a closer look at the 7 terms you should know before applying: 1. APR APR is an acronym used for annual percentage rate... Read More

Secured, Unsecured, Prepaid: What's the Difference?

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Are you in the market for a credit card, but you're not quite sure about the difference between the various card options available? By now you've read a little about secured, unsecured, and prepaid cards, but how does each actually work? And more ... Read More

Learn About Bad Credit

Learnicon Want to learn more about bad credit and the steps you can take to improve your financial future? See this section for articles from featuring tips, advice, and other information for people with bad credit.
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Get Answers to Your Questions

Question Millions of people have bad credit, but what exactly is bad credit? And what can be done about a bad credit history?  Visit our FAQs section to gain a better understanding of bad credit and its impact on your finances.  
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Calculate Your Finances

CalculatorUse online calculators to analyze your finances, and measure the impact of payments on credit cards, loans, and mortgages. Take the guesswork out of your financial decisions using our calculator section.  
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Learn the Terminology

Glossary11 What does "APR" mean? What is the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy? The credit industry uses terms that we do not hear in everyday conversation, but that are important to understand nonetheless.
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