Strategies for Improving Your Credit Scores

Our weekly #CreditChat started in 2012 to help our community learn about credit and important personal finance topics (e.g. saving money, paying down debt, improving credit scores). Each chat is hosted by @Experian on Twitter and all are welcome to participate. DM us any questions.

This week, we will be talking about actionable ways to improve credit scores and manage your credit reports.

Topic: Strategies for Improving Your Credit Scores

Where: Twitter chatroom or join the live hashtag discussion.

The panel will include Jeanne Kelly: Credit Expert, Identity Theft Expert, Speaker and Author; Alexandria White: Money Reporter, Credit Cards at CNBC Select; Leslie H. Tayne, Esq: Founder and Managing Director of Tayne Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C.); Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Lawrence D. Sprung: CFP® President of Mitlin Financial, Inc.Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian and Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions We’ll Discuss:

Q1. What is a credit score?

Q2. Why are credit scores important?

Q3. Where can you get your credit score?

Q4. What are the top factors that influence your credit scores?

Q5. Does everyone have a credit score?

Q6. What is considered a “good” credit score?

Q7. How can you improve your credit score?

Q8. How long does it take to see an increase in credit scores?

Q9. What are some common credit score myths?

Q10. Any final tips for improving your scores or mistakes to avoid when trying to improve your scores?

Check out our complete list of upcoming personal finance Twitter chats here.