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Types of Credit

Credit Cred Video

Learn about different types of credit and the costs associated with using credit. Consider the importance of building strong credit by borrowing wisely and paying promptly, arranging credit for making major purchases like a car or home, avoiding common credit mistakes, and monitoring your own credit. You'll also learn about credit reports, your credit score, and steps you can—and should—take to build your own credit.

FICO Credit Score Video

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Understanding How a FICO Credit Schore is Determined

Understand how a FICO Credit Score is determined and why scores are important.

Amazing $2,000 Pizza Video

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: The Amazing $2,000 Pizza

The Amazing $2,000 Pizza emphasizes the importance of using credit cards responsibly.

Cards, Cars, and Currency Online Courses

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Cards, Cars, and Currency

The Credit Card Deal—Learn about credit card usage and credit card consumer protection law. Analyze the price of consumer credit and learn how to identify the factors that affect the total price for a car including the interest rate, the length of a contract, and the size of a down payment.

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