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Tips for Your Credit History and Score



    Credit Score Help Warning

    Your credit score is a lifeline to your financial well-being, and if it's damaged, it can prevent you from getting a loan, a job or a home. Consumer Reporter Erika Gonzalez has a warning about how some companies can make empty promises. (Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015)

    Here are some tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help your credit history and boost your score on your own.

    • Pay your bills on time, every time.
    • Don't get close to your credit limit.
    • A long credit history will help your score.
    • Only apply for credit you need.

    You can find more help here

    And remember, you can get a *FREE credit report at

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