Ways to Improve Your Credit Scores

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The panel included: Jeanne Kelly– Credit Coach, speaker and author; Rod Griffin– Director of Public Education at Experian and Mike Delgado– Social Media Community Manager at Experian.

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Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What info is on a credit report? (And what’s not on your report?)
  • Q2: How often should people review their credit reports?
  • Q3: What should you do if you find an error on your credit report?
  • Q4: What should you do if you’re worried about credit fraud?
  • Q5: Why are credit scores important? How are scores calculated?
  • Q6: How can cosigning on a loan/credit account impact you?
  • Q7: What are ways to build a great credit history?
  • Q8: What are some of the biggest credit myths you’ve heard?
  • Q9: Does it hurt your credit to see a credit counselor? Debt consolidation company?
  • Q10: Any final tips for those that want to improve their credit?

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Resources:

AnnualCreditReport.com

Sample Letter for Disputing Errors on Your Credit Report via Federal Trade Commission

How A Good Credit Score Can Save You Money On Your Student Loans via Purefy

5 Reasons Your Credit Score Is More Important Than Your GPA via U.S. News

How to Build Credit via Nerd Wallet

6 Credit Score Myths Debunked via Huffington Post

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