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The Best Credit Score for a Fabulous Life

  November 21, 2017  |    #Eliminate Debt

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The best credit score and thick credit report

Collin Brennan is a Senior Editor at Credit Karma. Today Collin covers the basics of credit scores and credit reports, explaining how scores are determined and why it’s important to check your scores regularly and how to improve them. He offers actionable advice on building a credit history if you have a ‘thin file’ and how to deal with potential data breaches. Listen and learn what qualifies as a ‘good’ score, the difference between a hard and soft inquiry, and the free tools available through Credit Karma.

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Topics covered to get the best credit score

Credit score 101, and how to have the best credit score

  • The three-digit number reflects how likely you are to repay debt
  • Built on payment history, credit utilization, number of accounts, hard inquiries, etc.
  • Several for each person (FICO offers 28 optimized for different lending decisions)
  • Three bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion

Why it’s important to check your credit score regularly

  • Reveals any breach, errors
  • Address with direct dispute tool on Credit Karma

Why a high credit score is important

  • Impacts whether approved for best credit cards
  • Determines interest rate on loans
  • Landlord may use as reference

How to build your credit history

  • Add on parents’ card as authorized user
  • Secure a co-signer
  • Get secured credit card (requires cash deposit)

The difference between a bad credit score and the best credit score

  • Different lenders have different standards
  • Scores range from 300 to 850
  • 700 is generally considered ‘good’
  • 780 and above is ideal

The tools and resources available at Credit Karma to the best credit score

  • Free credit scores
  • Free credit monitoring
  • Direct dispute
  • Educational resources
  • Simulator
  • ID monitoring
  • Auto assistant

How to deal with data breaches

  • Be proactive, checking reports regularly
  • Sign up for Credit Karma’s free ID, credit monitoring
  • Lock/freeze credit file if necessary

The difference between a hard inquiry and a soft inquiry

  • Hard inquiries have negative impact on credit score, stay on report two years
  • Soft inquiries have no effect on score (i.e.: checking score, prequalified credit card offers, background check)

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One response to “The Best Credit Score for a Fabulous Life

  1. I really like this blog. It is really important to check your credit score on regular basis and find out the ways how to improve our credit score. Thanks for sharing the article and letting us know the importance of credit score. Looking forward for more such informative articles.

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