A Comprehensive Look at Credit (English)
BALANCE Financial Fitness is a program paid for by Redwood Credit Union to provide our Members free access to tools and tips for better money management. Whether you're interested in creating a budget, developing a workable spending plan, getting out of debt, understanding and improving your credit report, buying a home, or planning for your financial future, Redwood Credit Union, and our trusted partner BALANCE, are here to help.
BALANCE is a confidential financial education and counseling service committed to helping individuals and families nationwide take control of their finances and reach their goals. On the BALANCE website, you’ll find information about what they do, who they are and how they can help you master your money. To speak with a BALANCE representative call 1 (888) 456-2227, toll free.
In today’s world, credit does indeed matter. In fact, obtaining and using different types of credit instruments is part of almost every American’s financial life. However, because it is so easy to make expensive mistakes that can follow you for a long time, it is a good idea to learn how to borrow wisely from the beginning. This 5-page program - with an optional quiz to ensure understanding - will cover the core concepts of credit usage, including:
- What is Credit?
- Getting Started
- Using Credit to Your Advantage
- Delete Your Debt
- Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
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