Economic adulting: decoding credit scores
What you need to know to build credit and keep your score sky-high
Credit is baked into the fabric of every Canadian's finances.
Whether it's the bank deciding mortgage rates, or The Bay offering discounts with their store-branded credit card, your reputation with a credit bureau can save you or cost you.
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It's virtually impossible to participate in the economy without credit.
But what are Canada's credit bureaus looking at when they influence what you pay — to whom — and at what rate of return?
Producer Anis Heydari dives into the world of credit reports to find out what you need to know to build and maintain a good credit score.
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