Credit score killers

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Your credit score can make or break your financial future.

Not only is it used to determine whether you’re creditworthy enough to open a credit card, land a mortgage, rent an apartment or get an auto loan, but it also plays a big factor in the interest rate you qualify for.

There are multiple credit scores out there, but the most common is your FICO score, which ranges from 300 to 850. A score of 780 or above is considered excellent and will land you the top deals available, while a 720 to 780 is strong but may not qualify you for the best rates, says John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education at SmartCredit.com.

A 680 to 720 means you’re likely to get approved for credit but not likely to qualify for the most favorable rates, while having

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Read more….http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/19/pf/credit-score-killers/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

 

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