Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your financial portfolio. It can affect everything from securing a loan to renting an apartment to buying a car—and if you haven’t checked it in a while, you might not know whether it’s good or bad until it’s too late. But if your score is lower than you’d like it to be, all hope is not lost. There are steps you can take to bring that number back into an acceptable range.
To improve your credit:
- Make sure to pay all bills on time.
- Don’t allow credit card balances to get too high.
- Avoid opening new accounts or closing existing accounts.
- Put money toward high-interest cards first.
- Maintain a stable job and residence, if possible.
- Use credit cards rarely and judiciously to show financial responsibility.
Over time, if you follow these directions, you should see your credit score rise. However, if things still seem dire, take an in-depth look at your credit report. Even a seemingly small error can wreak havoc on your credit score. If you find a mistake, report it to the credit agency right away—and document your request for correction in writing. The sooner that error gets fixed, the better.
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