Rent Your Way to Good Credit

Paying the landlord and your bills on time can help build your credit score.

Late-night commercials for used cars promise "no credit, no problem." But for the 50 million Americans who have little or no credit -- among them young people, recently widowed or divorced individuals, immigrants and those who proudly operate on a cash-only basis -- it's "no credit, no luck" if they want to get a credit card, take out a car loan or buy a house.

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