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Loans come in a variety of forms, ranging from home mortgage loans, to car loans, to equity loans. No matter what type of loan you are interested in getting, however, it is important to have a solid and clean credit history. If you have a flawed credit history, you might find yourself getting turned down for important loans. Or, even if you are approved, you may be charged high interest rates. Therefore, it is necessary to start building a quality credit history as soon as possible.
One of the easiest ways to establish a credit history is to get and to use a credit card. Even this may be difficult, however, if you have no credit history. Therefore, it might be necessary for you to apply for a secured credit card. A secured credit card is more like a debit card because you send money to the card beforehand and the amount of money you send becomes your credit limit. In some cases, your credit limit may actually be less than what you have sent because certain fees must be deducted first.
Whether you have a secured credit card or a traditional credit card, be sure to use it responsibly. Ideally, you should pay off the entire balance at the end of each billing cycle in order to avoid paying finance charges. If this is not possible, be sure to at least pay the minimum payment and to pay it on time. After proving yourself to be responsible with your credit card, you will soon find that loans are easier to get and that the interest rates are much more affordable.