Top 3 credit rules every new grad should follow

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    By Rebecca Lake/smartasset

    College grads leave school with plenty of knowledge, but personal finance is one area where they tend to fall short. If you don't actually know the difference between a credit report and a credit score, it's time for a crash course.

    Click ahead for a look at the most important credit rules new grads need to follow to avoid being turned down for a home or car loan in the future.