Credit

Credit cards and credit scores can be confusing, but understanding them is important to your financial health. The College Planning Center is here to make complicated, easy.

Tackling credit cards video
Like the opposing team in a football game, you need to guard your credit to avoid unwanted surprises. Making smart moves, budgeting and understanding…
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Five credit myths
Credit scores can seem complicated, so it’s hard to know whether the things you hear about credit are true or false. Here are five myths that we’r…
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What's so bad about bad credit?
It seems like everyone’s always talking about the importance of good credit. What’s the big deal? If you’re in high school or college, you’re…
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Getting and keeping a good credit score
You’ve heard over and over that maintaining good credit is important. And you’ve probably heard or seen advertisements that promise to improve you…
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Protect yourself from identity theft
Stealing unsuspecting people’s identity is big business. Identity thieves may pretend to be you so they can go on shopping sprees, apply for loans o…
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The DOs and DON’Ts of credit cards
Credit cards can be a great tool to help manage your finances. However, they can also make it easy to overspend. When you use your card, you must pay…
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Understanding credit cards
Credit cards can be a great tool to help you manage your finances and start building a good credit history. When you use your card, the credit card co…
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What to do if your identity is stolen
No matter how careful you are, there is still a chance that your identity could be stolen. Unfamiliar charges on your credit card, being denied credit…
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Sep
7
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Sep 7 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Oct
5
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Oct 5 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Oct
14
Sat
all-day HS Seniors: Schedule Senior pict...
HS Seniors: Schedule Senior pict...
Oct 14 all-day
Schedule your senior pictures if they aren’t done yet!
Nov
9
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Nov 9 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Dec
7
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Dec 7 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Jan
1
Mon
all-day ND Dollars for Scholars scholars...
ND Dollars for Scholars scholars...
Jan 1 all-day
Students, you are invited to apply for scholarships between January 1 and April 1 each year. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $15,000. Visit the News & Events section to see which scholarships may help[...]
Jan
4
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Jan 4 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Jan
7
Sun
all-day HS Seniors: Completed tax inform...
HS Seniors: Completed tax inform...
Jan 7 all-day
Try to get taxes done as early as possible so you can complete the FAFSA. For more information on preparing for the FAFSA visit, BND’s College Planning Center.
Feb
3
Sat
all-day HS Seniors: Prepare your invitat...
HS Seniors: Prepare your invitat...
Feb 3 all-day
Work on the invitation list for the graduation party. Some families coordinate their parties to share location and expenses.
Feb
28
Wed
all-day Deadline reminder: $500 BND Real...
Deadline reminder: $500 BND Real...
Feb 28 all-day
High school seniors February 28, 2015 (today) is the deadline to fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general information are[...]