Taking on debt
AS SOON AS YOU START EARNING AN INCOME, YOU WILL BE BOMBARDED BY OFFERS TO TAKE UP CREDIT.
Store cards, credit cards, payday loans and home loans are all forms of debt. If you take on too much debt, you will get yourself into financial trouble. This will impact your credit score and your future ability to secure debt at lower interest rates.
Here is how your credit score works. Every time you apply for a loan, store card, credit card or even insurance, the enquiry is recorded at the credit bureau. If you pay your instalments late, or not at all, it will count against your credit score.