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you can actually start building credit by starting a savings account. the way to do this is to add to the savings account with an amount of money that either stays the same or improves (never add less money than the time before) and doing it in regular intervals. for instance, if you add $20 a week, on the same day every week, you would begin earning credit. it won't do much for you, but it's more than nothing. if you aren't sure how much you can add to your account, try a very small amount (maybe start out monthly). even if you add $20 a month, but continue this, it will help to maintain a credit score.

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