If you're thinking about buying a home, these 3 steps can improve your chances for getting a low interest rate.
It's slipped -- oh, boy, has it -- but it's not the end of the world.
You may be damaging your scores without knowing it.
If you keep on top of this, you're unlikely to have any unpleasant surprises about your 3 credit scores.
The score a lender reviews is not the same as the score you've purchased from a credit-reporting agency.
The key here is that even if you purchase your FICO score, it likely won't be the same number a bank or other lender would see.
You have to show you've been responsible with the borrowing power you already have before credit card companies will increase your limit.
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