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Quick Quiz

Before exploring more about credit, test your existing knowledge with this short quiz. Discover how much you already know about credit cards and credit history and learn how you can improve. Then, take advantage of informative resources tailored to your results.

1
What are the three major credit bureaus in the United States?
A
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FICO
B
Better Business Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, Consumers Union
C
Experian, Equifax, TransUnion
D
IRS, Franchise Tax Board, National Consumers League
Correct!

Experian, Equifax and TransUnion are the three major credit bureaus in the United States.

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Experian, Equifax and TransUnion are the three major credit bureaus in the United States.

2
For up to how many years can a bankruptcy stay on your credit report?
A
5 years
B
3 years
C
10 years
D
2 years
Correct!

Bankruptcy can stay on your credit report for up to 10 years.

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Bankruptcy can stay on your credit report for up to 10 years.

3
What three main factors are used to calculate your credit score?
A
Your income, debt and monthly expenses
B
Your payment history, money owed and credit history
C
Your earning potential, income taxes and monthly expenses
D
Your payment history, annual income and total debt
Correct!

Your credit score is calculated based on your payment history, money owed and credit history.

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Your payment history, money owed and credit history are used to calculate your credit score.

4
Which of the following is true about credit repair companies?
A
They can "clean up" your credit by removing negative information
B
They can only legally dispute inaccurate information on a credit report
C
They help you legally create a new credit history
D
They do a better job if you pay them more money
Correct!

Credit repair companies can only legally dispute inaccurate information on a credit report, which you may also do yourself for free.

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Credit repair companies can only legally dispute inaccurate information on a credit report.

5
What does a credit score help a lender determine?
A
How much money you owe
B
Your monthly income
C
Your savings rate
D
Your reliably to pay back money you owe
Correct!

Your credit score helps a lender determine your reliably to pay back money you owe.

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Your credit score helps a lender determine your reliably to pay back money you owe.

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