This summer, CNBC reported the national average for the most popular credit score, the FICO, hit an all-time high of 700. That’s just 150 points below the highest FICO score you can get, an 850. Although this is good news for Americans’ credit health, Type A household-money managers might wonder what they have to do to get … Continued

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“Ask Brianna” is a Q&A column for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com. This week’s question: “A huge … Continued

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In anticipation of a romantic evening earlier this year, British DJ Tim Westwood Snapchatted an image of his credit card with a message encouraging his date to spend money on “nails, hair and a wax,” and possibly even new shoes and a bag. Later, he acknowledged that he did not intend to share his credit card details with … Continued

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