VERONICA E. MAIER

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Credit Score? What Credit Score?

In credit on February 1, 2009 at 10:21 pm

credit-score-chart

Credit is harder to come by these days and therefore it is even more important to have a firm understanding of what your score is and what that all means. Below is a short and sweet article from NY Times giving the run down.

Credit Scores: What You Need to Know

By JENNIFER BARRETT

You may not have checked your credit score lately, but there’s a good chance someone else has.

If you have applied for a mortgage or a loan — or even received a credit card offer in the mail — someone accessed that three-digit number to help determine the amount you can borrow and the interest you’ll owe on it.

So what goes into this all-important score? And how can you make sure you’ve got a good one? Read the rest of this entry »