Money Monday: Seven Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

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Whether you are buying a car, signing the lease for a new apartment or purchasing your own health insurance, someone is probably going to pull your credit report and use it to determine your loan terms, pinpoint an interest rate and/or make a final decision on your request. Known as a FICO (Fair Isaac Company) score, your credit rating is based on accumulated information that tells potential lenders whether or not you’ll pay back your obligations on time and in full. Scores range from 300 to 850 and the higher the number, the better. It pays to keep your score as high as possible. Here are seven easy ways to start doing that today. - Bridget McCrea

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