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[24 May 2019 | One Comment | 6,872 views]
Paying off a Collection can Drop Your FICO Score by 35 Points

So you have some extra money in your pocket and you’ve decided to pay off one of your credit card collections early. You know that credit scores are extremely important so your goal is to pay off the collection that will yield the most credit score improvement — the “FICO ROI” (return on investment).

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[20 May 2019 | One Comment | 3,186 views]
Open new Credit Accounts With High Limits to Raise Your FICO Credit Score

Get a credit card with a high limit, keep the balance low and use the credit card to establish a credit history or boost a low credit score. Remember — the more available credit on a credit card, the better.

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[12 May 2019 | One Comment | 3,439 views]
Have at Least Three Open Accounts to Raise Your FICO Credit Score

Having more than one credit account can boost your credit score. If possible, strive for at least three good accounts.

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[10 May 2019 | One Comment | 2,923 views]
Opening a Credit Card at a Department Store Will Lower Your Credit Score

While on a shopping spree, you open credit-card accounts at several of your favorite department stores to snap up discounts of 10% or 15%. You’re saving a bundle, but you may be chipping away at your credit score.

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[3 May 2019 | No Comment | 2,469 views]
Creditors are Making Their own Social Media Credit Score and Credit Report System

CoreLogic and FICO partnered last year to offer lenders an alternative credit score for more predictive scoring, which includes data previously not used in credit scoring, from a borrowers cell phone bill, utilities, payday loan activity, to child support judgments, evictions, property tax liens, the status of homeowner’s association dues, whether or not a borrower is underwater on their current home, or whether a borrower owns other properties that credit agencies typically miss.