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Your credit score: Do you know what your number means? 

Check out the following tips from State Farm® on everything you need to know about credit, your credit score, and how to protect it.

Articles about credit cards

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

Credit cards can have a variety of uses and come in many types. Here are some tips for selecting a card.

Financial Jargon Simplified: Credit

Financial Jargon Simplified: Credit

Doing some homework to understand important jargon can help you navigate credit with confidence.

Know Possible Facts and Fallacies for Your Financial Plan

Know Possible Facts and Fallacies for Your Financial Plan

Do you know what actions really help your credit score and which ones can harm it?

Why Your Credit Score is an Important Number

Why Your Credit Score is an Important Number

Do you know how you rate? Your credit score impacts loan rates, so get informed.

Credit Report Monitoring Without Leaving Your Couch

Credit Report Monitoring Without Leaving Your Couch

Online credit monitoring tools can help keep track of your credit report and alert you to changes to help prevent credit fraud and identity theft.

Which Credit Card Is Right for Me?

Which Credit Card Is Right for Me?

Quickly sort through the different types of credit cards by comparing these key features.

Calculators for credit card planning

Calculate How Long it Will Take to Pay off a Line of Credit

Calculate How Long it Will Take to Pay off a Line of Credit

You can also determine how much of your loan you can pay off in a given time span.

Calculate Monthly Payments on a Loan and Line of Credit

Calculate Monthly Payments on a Loan and Line of Credit

This online tool offers insight into the monthly amounts that will be due on your loan.

Calculate how much credit you can get with a line of credit

Calculate how much credit you can get with a line of credit

Enter your home value and mortgage amount to see what line of credit you qualify for.

To Consolidate Debt, First Calculate the Loan You Need

To Consolidate Debt, First Calculate the Loan You Need

It's easier to conquer debt when you streamline multiple payments into one place.

Make a Plan to Tackle Your Debt with This Calculator

Make a Plan to Tackle Your Debt with This Calculator

Plug in what you owe, interest rate, and how much you can pay.

Articles to help with credit card usage

Tips on how to get the best of balance transfer offers

Tips on how to get the best of balance transfer offers

With low interest rates, balance transfer offers are tempting. Are they a good idea?

4 Strategies for Credit Card Debt Consolidation and Payoff

4 Strategies for Credit Card Debt Consolidation and Payoff

Learn more about each strategy to find the right option for you.

How to Start Rebuilding Credit

How to Start Rebuilding Credit

It is all about building good credit use habits today to rebuild your credit for the future.

Make the Most of Extra Income

Make the Most of Extra Income

Make the most of extra income from a raise, bonus or tax refund by creating a spending plan for that extra money, before it hits your account.

Why it is Important to Build Credit Early

Why it is Important to Build Credit Early

Establishing credit is one of the most important things you'll ever do. Here's how to build good credit from the start.

8 Ways to Start Paying Off Debt

8 Ways to Start Paying Off Debt

Easy to-dos to help reduce your loan and credit card balances and work toward paying off debt.

Know the Two Types of Spending to Save More

Know the Two Types of Spending to Save More

What is a need vs. want? Knowing the difference can make a big change in your savings.

Limit Emotional Spending and Save

Limit Emotional Spending and Save

Cutting down on certain spending habits can bring you closer to achieving your long-term financial goal.

How to Improve Your Credit Score

How to Improve Your Credit Score

Credit scores are affected by many factors. Start learning what the factors are and tips to raise your score.

What Is Financial Well-Being and How Can I Achieve It?

What Is Financial Well-Being and How Can I Achieve It?

Being financially well starts with learning simple tips and tricks and is, well, simple. Get started here.

Start Ditching Your Debt Today

Start Ditching Your Debt Today

There are a lot of reasons we go into debt. Read these tips to begin saying so long to yours.

Money Management for Teens

Money Management for Teens

Give your teens a solid financial foundation by showing these basic budgeting skills.

Celebrate Paying Off a Credit Card by Closing It…Or Not?

Celebrate Paying Off a Credit Card by Closing It…Or Not?

Keep an old credit card open to improve your credit score, but only if you can avoid the temptation to spend.

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

Help your children understand credit so they can build healthy financial habits.

4 Ways to Help Teens Establish Credit

4 Ways to Help Teens Establish Credit

Get your teen off to a good start with their own savings, secured credit card and more.

Start Out Strong with 4 Financial Priorities for Young Adults

Start Out Strong with 4 Financial Priorities for Young Adults

Focusing on these factors will make a huge difference in preparing for your future.

5 Basic Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Credit Score

5 Basic Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Credit Score

If your credit score has been holding you back, try these suggestions to improve it.

4 Smart Financial Goals to Set While You're Still Young

4 Smart Financial Goals to Set While You're Still Young

Start with planning and resolutions, then take gradual steps toward later rewards.

Follow These 3 Steps to Achieve Financial Wellness

Follow These 3 Steps to Achieve Financial Wellness

These 3 basic practices can set you on the right course toward financial wellness.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.