Fact Finder: Improving your credit

March 10, 2010 

Learn about credit scores

Why does your credit score matter? Your credit score is vital to your financial health. Learn more about how your credit score is calculated and the importance of a good score.

How is your credit score determined? Learn about the 5 catergories that determine your FICO score.

Order your credit report. You are entitled to receive one free credit report every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

Improve your score

How can I improve my credit score? Raising your credit score will take time and patience but a higher score may save you money later.

Five tips for improving your credit score from the Federal Reserve Board.

Protect your score

Protecting your credit from the Federal Citizen Information Center. Offers to beware of that may affect your credit.

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