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Financial Trek: Borrow

(This financial path is currently being improved, check back soon for an expanded trek experience!)

Even if you are a steady saver, at some point you may need to borrow money to cover a large expense like a home or car. Maybe you have to accept student loans to pay for college or are dealing with credit card debt.  Borrowing money doesn't have to be a bad thing—as long as you know how to compare loans, minimize interest, and maintain a healthy credit score. 


The Borrow Trek covers topics such as building credit, credit cards, loans, and credit scores. 




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