topic Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score in Credit score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831489#M1209 <P>You know&nbsp; I am in the same situation as you are. And I am searching for an answers just like you. And guess what I found it out. So are you ready and here it is simply to apply for more loan. I was told that I have to have loans&nbsp; like real estates, car loan as&nbsp; well as some other item just to prove that you can manage those monthly payment.. You can call anything you want so they say but that's way it is Period. End of quote.</P> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:15:28 GMT Visperas 2019-07-22T00:15:28Z How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/187#M985 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="FeaturedContent_CreditScore_HowtoRaise.jpg" style="width: 653px;"><img src="https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/image/serverpage/image-id/53i1A3E2C112A2FE636/image-size/large?v=1.0&amp;px=999" role="button" title="FeaturedContent_CreditScore_HowtoRaise.jpg" alt="FeaturedContent_CreditScore_HowtoRaise.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="posted-on"><A href="https://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/income-and-investments/how-to-raise-your-credit-score-20061/" rel="bookmark" target="_blank"><TIME class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-07-21T08:30:33+00:00">July 21, 2016</TIME></A></SPAN><SPAN class="byline"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>/<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="author vcard"><A class="url fn n" href="https://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/author/ptmoney/" rel="author" target="_blank">Philip Taylor</A></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>It’s a no-brainer when it comes to your credit score – a higher credit score is always better.&nbsp;Whether you need to repair a bad score or you just want to polish up your already high marks, a high credit score should always be your goal.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Getting Back to Basics</H3> <P>Your credit score is a way in which financial institutions and lenders attempt to predict your future financial behavior.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Essentially, they’re estimating whether or not you will be a good customer by paying back the money you borrowed (or pay for the services you’re signing up for, like cell phone contracts). Scores generally range from 850 at the highest point to 300 at the lowest.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If your score is low, the risk managers predict that you won’t be a good investment and they’re likely to increase your interest rate or deny your loan or service contract altogether.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>On the flip side, if your credit score is near the top, you’re considered a prime customer that institutions are eager to do business with. A high credit score will open up opportunities for you to borrow money (in it’s various forms) with low interest rates – potentially saving you thousands of dollars.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>So how do you raise your credit score?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>How to Climb the Credit Score Mountain</H3> <P>There are many things that will help to improve your credit score. Here are five of the major things to keep in mind.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Be Patient</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>– There is no instant gratification when attempting to improve your credit score. It takes time and positive financial activity. Think of it like this, you aren’t truly improving your credit score. What you’re doing is attempting to improve your credit report, or the history of your financial activity. When your financial activity improves, it will be reflected in your higher score. So be patient and stay strong.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Credit Report</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>– One of the first places to start is to cleanup any negative (or false) items on your credit report that are having a negative effect on your score. To do this, you’ll need to request a copy of your credit score and your credit report. Ensure that all of the details are accurate and contact the credit agency to correct any mistakes or falsifications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Be On Time</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>– The next foundational element to raising your credit score it to pay your bills on time, every time. It’s simple, when you pay your bills on time each month, your credit score improves little by little. It won’t be an overnight jump of 100 points, but your score will definitely improve month to month.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Pay Down Your Debt</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>– It’s true that you do need some debt so that you can display your financial responsibility by paying down that debt. But that doesn’t mean you need to max out all of your credit cards and lease a new car every other year. Instead, you can improve your credit score by paying down your debt.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With credit cards, your credit score problems arise when your balance becomes a high percentage of your overall credit line. Try to keep your balances under 40% of the overall credit that’s available to you on each individual card. Stop using your credit cards so much, pay down your balances instead of just shuffling them around, and watch your credit score climb.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New Lines of Credit</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>– Don’t apply for new lines of credit just because you get an offer in the mail. Having more open credit sources won’t raise your credit score. If anything, they’ll tempt you to use them too often and then your back under a pile of debt.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Just remember to be patient, develop a plan of attack, and stick with it. Don’t get frustrated if you don’t see results immediately. If you’re making wise financial decisions and displaying positive financial responsibility, your credit report will keep track and your credit score will begin to improve.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 04:50:28 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/187#M985 MariP 2018-03-19T04:50:28Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/5823#M986 <P>I was worried I didn't have enough lines of credit&nbsp; (read: no credit cards!), so I just opened one (a new credit card through my existing bank) and saw, due to the hard inquiry, my score take a real hit (~90 points). A month in my score has climbed back up by 14 points, but it was certainly jarring to see it drop so dramatically. My hope is, in six months, I take two steps (130 points) forward to sufficiently offset this one step back.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Regardless, thanks for the read. Always good to feel a little more in control of my score, and to be reminded that these things take time, and that patience, as it always is, is a virtue.&nbsp;</P> Tue, 04 Sep 2018 01:22:14 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/5823#M986 JesseJ 2018-09-04T01:22:14Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/5952#M987 Yes How do I do it? Mon, 10 Sep 2018 22:04:58 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/5952#M987 Mosesj4577 2018-09-10T22:04:58Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/5994#M988 What do i need twodo Wed, 12 Sep 2018 03:53:05 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/5994#M988 Charles1783 2018-09-12T03:53:05Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/8143#M989 <P>I have never been late on any payment that I have had or have.&nbsp; My score remains the same month after month.&nbsp; My credit report in looking it over with the financial inst. that I have credit with or had list me as being good.&nbsp; What is my problem.</P> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:48:26 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/8143#M989 629cbl 2018-12-14T01:48:26Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/13076#M990 Yeah starting out creates some dings to the credit file but with on time payments you should see it rebound. Inquiries hurt more on new or limited credit history. After a year they’ll stop hurting the score so much and two years they disappear. Good luck. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:54:08 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/13076#M990 AnonFire 2019-02-16T01:54:08Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/14687#M991 I was laid off for almost 6 months in 2016 and i still cant get my head back above water with my credit score. I had so many go to collections i dont know what to do. Any constructive advice is appreciated. Ive been debating bankruptcy! Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:45:23 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/14687#M991 Jst1975 2019-02-20T02:45:23Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/14748#M992 <P>visit the credit bureau websites to understand the models the score is based on.&nbsp; An hours worth of education will provide a lifetime of benefit. n</P> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:33:09 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/14748#M992 jt-of-sw-fl 2019-02-20T05:33:09Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/20608#M993 I have seen the cc allow one to deposit 400.00 then to take spend a little like 30 dollars a month pay it off.. then said watch your score rise... well.. I haven't tried.. so no kudos rhere.. Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:22:58 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/20608#M993 Vinny 2019-03-27T00:22:58Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/23976#M994 Paying my bills Wed, 17 Apr 2019 06:36:31 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/23976#M994 Jose nieves 2019-04-17T06:36:31Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/25244#M995 Losing a job has got to be one of the toughest things to go through. you have my empathy as my dad went through a rough time 10 years ago with his business and had 2 vehicles repo’d. Well, take it one step at a time. Take an honest look at yourself and ask, “how did I get here in the first place?” Paying off debt is just discipline and patience, but finding the root cause(s) and getting help will certainly place you in a better spot in the future.<BR /><BR />Focus on lowest balance first. Put whatever extra you can towards the bill. If you look at everything at once, it can get overwhelming. Don’t take out payday loans. I personally would just let the other stuff sit in collections until you pay the debt that is still open.<BR /><BR />Bankruptcy can look tempting (I myself filed) but it’s honestly just there if there is simply no other option. Yes, a chapter 7 will wipe everything away. Yes, a chapter 13 will get you to pay little by little for 5 years then it’s discharged. Either way, it will hurt you for awhile. It’s a decision you have to make. Age, total debt, assets, time you want to be in bankruptcy, figuring your total minimum monthly payments etc, will help you decide whether or not to file. I hope this helps. Thu, 16 May 2019 22:20:58 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/25244#M995 pmrhonda 2019-05-16T22:20:58Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/25256#M996 <P>If you let those debts go into collections you can be sued and liens put on your property and get your wages garnished .</P> Fri, 17 May 2019 00:29:48 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/25256#M996 tbassman 2019-05-17T00:29:48Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/25307#M997 If you are deep in collections &amp; you have a good job now, file for bankruptcy! You can try to pay those debts slowly &amp; your credit score will never go up. My bankruptcy got discharged a year ago, at the some time my company has been doing well, &amp; so have I financially. After 2 months of my bankruptcy being discharged, I got my 1st credit card offer for a $500 limit with no annual fee from capital one. Now I have 4 credit cards with limits between $1750 (the capital one card), &amp; $3000. My credit score is at 720 &amp; climbs every time these credit card companies show me an updated score. I wish I would have filed for bankruptcy in my 20's because doing so, they flood you with information about building credit &amp; being financially responsible. Resetting your score is easier than trying to build it back after taking so much damage. It's a stupid, wasteful system, but it is the system that is put in place for us. Sat, 18 May 2019 00:34:12 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/25307#M997 Skyhir6 2019-05-18T00:34:12Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/25310#M998 Good insite Sat, 18 May 2019 02:11:48 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/25310#M998 TM19 2019-05-18T02:11:48Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/25540#M999 If you have CC you don’t use or want, what happens if you close them ? I was told it would reduce my credit card. How about reducing the told number of dollars you could have access to? Fri, 24 May 2019 22:34:30 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/25540#M999 MaryMSmith 2019-05-24T22:34:30Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/28157#M1000 How can I stop companies from checking my credit report in order to see if they want to solicit me for their credit cards? In other words, credit inquiries I did not initiate? Fri, 31 May 2019 00:15:45 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/28157#M1000 Pl130sk 2019-05-31T00:15:45Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/28158#M1001 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="85690"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR />How can I stop companies from checking my credit report in order to see if they want to solicit me for their credit cards? In other words, credit inquiries I did not initiate?<HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>They are most likely soft inquiries which do not adversely impact your credit score. If you see hard inquiries (for credit applications) that you did not authorize, you can dispute them.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>See&nbsp;<A href="https://www.creditkarma.com/advice/i/hard-credit-inquiries-and-soft-credit-inquiries/" target="_blank">https://www.creditkarma.com/advice/i/hard-credit-inquiries-and-soft-credit-inquiries/</A></P> Fri, 31 May 2019 00:22:49 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/28158#M1001 tagteam 2019-05-31T00:22:49Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/28166#M1002 Your issue could be that you dont have a variety of credit lines. Or you dont have enough credit and or debt (yes, debt! <span class="lia-unicode-emoji" title=":slightly_smiling_face:">🙂</span> Heres what's factored in to the formula for score results:<BR />Payment history: 35%<BR />Amount of debt owed: 30%<BR />Age of credit history: 15%<BR />New lines of credit: 10%<BR />Credit mix: 10%<BR />Hope that helps! Fri, 31 May 2019 13:33:07 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/28166#M1002 Twinlets35 2019-05-31T13:33:07Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/754092#M1013 I looked at my credit score and I wonder why TransUnion is always so much lower than the other credit companies.<BR />Actually, I have less on my credit cards etc and my score went down with TransUnion. Less debt etc . Clean report and TransUnion is so negative compared to the other credit companies. My credit score is like 59 points higher than TransUnion.<BR />Something is not right the way they decide.<span class="lia-unicode-emoji" title=":frowning_face:">☹️</span> Thu, 06 Jun 2019 21:43:20 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/754092#M1013 Wondering 1 2019-06-06T21:43:20Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/754094#M1014 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="328004"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR />I looked at my credit score and I wonder why TransUnion is always so much lower than the other credit companies.<BR /><span class="lia-unicode-emoji" title=":frowning_face:">☹️</span><HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The three majors compile their own reports and there are several scoring models. Obviously, that accounts for the variation.</P> Thu, 06 Jun 2019 22:15:22 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/754094#M1014 tagteam 2019-06-06T22:15:22Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/811631#M1028 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 01:34:30 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/811631#M1028 tbabymitch47 2019-06-12T01:34:30Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/816592#M1074 <P>What do I do to remove bad credit history from closed accounts.&nbsp; Had mortgage change hand 3 times and with each I had late payments.&nbsp; The final holder of account foreclosed and is now closed but late payment history still shows. What can I do to have these removed to help my score.</P> Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:28:32 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/816592#M1074 erdjr63 2019-06-18T21:28:32Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/816619#M1075 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="350127"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /><P>What can I do to have these removed to help my score.</P><HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You really can't do much of anything beyond maintaining a good record going forward and allowing the passage of time to take effect.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>See&nbsp;<A href="https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-cards/i/how-long-do-late-payments-stay-on-credit-report/" target="_blank">https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-cards/i/how-long-do-late-payments-stay-on-credit-report/</A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>On the other hand, you can and should report errors on your credit report.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>See&nbsp;<A href="https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0151-disputing-errors-credit-reports" target="_blank">https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0151-disputing-errors-credit-reports</A></P> Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:07:30 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/816619#M1075 tagteam 2019-06-18T22:07:30Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/816795#M1080 Use new era debt solutions company. They will negotiate payment of your debts without filing for bankruptcy. They negotiate hard. I am using them successfully. They are the most coat effective company. I can recommend you to them. My email is [email address removed] if you want to email me. I just want the help you.<BR /><BR />Please reminds me of the reason of your email if you email me.<BR /><BR />Thanks.<BR />Jose a Rivera Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:12:16 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/816795#M1080 joseantoniorivera 2019-06-19T06:12:16Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/816852#M1082 I have raised my score from a 512 to a 725 in the last 6 months by cleaning up my report to 0 negative and opening a credit builder account and several store cards and cash cards. I now have $19,800 in available credit and have 1% utilization. Hoping to buy a house next year. I have done a lot of homework to get where I am. Don't believe everything you hear and don't apply for cards that the free credit report companies say you have a good chance of getting, remember they get paid every time you apply through there web sites. Several credit card companies will let you pre qualifiy on there web sites Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:48:14 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/816852#M1082 Redd 2019-06-19T12:48:14Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/818073#M1090 What’s a credit builder account? Did you open up a low interest credit card, and if so, which bank/company? Fri, 21 Jun 2019 19:01:49 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/818073#M1090 Lynell 2019-06-21T19:01:49Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819132#M1104 <A href="https://www.daveramsey.com/dave-ramsey-7-baby-steps" target="_blank">https://www.daveramsey.com/dave-ramsey-7-baby-steps</A> Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:22:13 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819132#M1104 JRay 2019-06-24T11:22:13Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819216#M1106 <P>Very usefull information. Great. Thanx this community!</P> Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:20:56 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819216#M1106 JohnatanB 2019-06-24T17:20:56Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819523#M1109 <P>I went to experian on June 15 and they said my credit score was 798. They sent me an email on June 20 saying my credit score was 765. This whole credit score thing is crap. Within 5 days I dropped 33 points? None of my bills were even due at this period. And I always pay all of my bills on time. What ever happened to no more 3 credit scores when they all were supposed to merge? This is a garbage system of credit reporting. The 3 credit reporting agency's are probably getting a kick back from financial institutions to under value peoples credit score so they can charge higher interest rates!</P> Tue, 25 Jun 2019 01:28:24 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819523#M1109 shaeden1024 2019-06-25T01:28:24Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819637#M1111 <P>Credit scores are not included with credit reports. Additionally, credit scores are not stored as part of your credit history. Your credit score is calculated only when your credit score is requested. Your credit score can change over time, based on your credit history—including late payments, amount of available debt, and more. By the way<A title="&nbsp;https://www.boostcredit101.com/&nbsp;" href="&nbsp;https://www.boostcredit101.com/&nbsp;" target="_self">&nbsp;</A><SPAN><A title="&nbsp;https://www.boostcredit101.com/&nbsp;" href="&nbsp;https://www.boostcredit101.com/&nbsp;" target="_self">https://www.boostcredit101.com/&nbsp;</A>nice guys who can boost your credit score.</SPAN></P> Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:51:50 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819637#M1111 JohnatanB 2019-06-26T07:51:50Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/821003#M1116 I realize there are 3 different credit reporting agencies but When I check my score it’s different depending on what online service I’m using for the same credit reporting agency. Why?<BR />Also recently I purchased a car (and before going I checked all 3 reporting agencies scores).<BR />When they pulled my credit at the dealership ALL 3 numbers were different! They told me that they get different numbers that banks and credit unions use, please educate me on this “different” rating numbers used by banks and credit unions. Thanks for any information. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 03:11:24 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/821003#M1116 Daved 2019-06-28T03:11:24Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/821007#M1117 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="368030"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR />I realize there are 3 different credit reporting agencies but When I check my score it’s different depending on what online service I’m using for the same credit reporting agency. Why?<BR /><HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>There are different scoring models (read the information at the link below). Also, different creditors may report to different agencies.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-scores/" target="_blank">https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-scores/</A></P> Fri, 28 Jun 2019 03:27:48 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/821007#M1117 tagteam 2019-06-28T03:27:48Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/822135#M1120 I don't understand this new credit score being used by you and some lenders lately. My FICO which we all used as a guide until recently, is 140 pts higher than what you have reported. A difference of fair/good rating to very poor. Why has the model changed, this terrible for consumers who have raised the FICO considerably. Why aren't these scores comparable? Sun, 30 Jun 2019 20:41:59 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/822135#M1120 Hallie 2019-06-30T20:41:59Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/823690#M1126 Two tricks that work...<BR />1. If you know you're going to pay the full balance each month, don't wait until your CC runs your statement. It reports that amount to the credit bureaus, which counts against your credit usage%. Instead, if your outstanding balance is for example $1,000 and the period ends June 25, then pay that balance (or a lot of it) June 23. Then when they run the report on the 25th, it'll show a balance of $0 on your credit report.<BR />2. Always pay more than the minimum payment due--on credit cards especially, car loans, student loans, etc. Even rounding up to the next $10 makes a big difference in how credit bureaus view you. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 13:23:17 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/823690#M1126 LitaLou 2019-07-04T13:23:17Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/824617#M1131 Hi, I really wanted to see if you would help me out too with my credit scores and give me that recommended place to help raise my score Sun, 07 Jul 2019 15:15:19 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/824617#M1131 SyannaE2 2019-07-07T15:15:19Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/824620#M1132 Can u please help me to get my score better.im currently at 580 and I'm 31 . I'm kinda clueless to the whole credit raising . I'm trying to buy a house too but I know I have to raise my score before I even try to. Please let me know everything I can do to get it up . How did u do it? What steps did u take and where did u start? I need all the advice and help I can get!! Please help me. My email is [email address removed]. thanks, terra Sun, 07 Jul 2019 15:20:12 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/824620#M1132 SyannaE2 2019-07-07T15:20:12Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/827984#M1169 I'm in your exact same boat. It looks like I'm going to have to file for bankruptcy as well.<BR /> Sun, 14 Jul 2019 12:58:52 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/827984#M1169 Lapellerin 2019-07-14T12:58:52Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/827991#M1170 I moved about two years ago. I had credit before but it doesn’t seem to matter. I get dinged for short credit history? I have many open accounts but only have four with any activity and it’s a below 10% amount. I’m only at 703? Pay my bills on time and rarely carry a balance. What else can I do? Sun, 14 Jul 2019 13:24:15 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/827991#M1170 MaryMSmith 2019-07-14T13:24:15Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/828110#M1172 <P>The following web site contains suggestions for improving credit scores, most of which are the same on all of the other web sites that contain credit score improvement advice.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/credit-education/improving-credit/improve-credit-score/" target="_blank">https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/credit-education/improving-credit/improve-credit-score/</A></P> Sun, 14 Jul 2019 17:26:56 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/828110#M1172 tagteam 2019-07-14T17:26:56Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/829886#M1200 Pay your bills on time! Wed, 17 Jul 2019 23:12:43 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/829886#M1200 Darkblue54 2019-07-17T23:12:43Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/830007#M1202 How do you keep people from checking your credit. For example amazon checked my credit, I have not replied to any ads... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 03:01:45 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/830007#M1202 Mochadream6003 2019-07-18T03:01:45Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831426#M1207 I would like to boost my score Sun, 21 Jul 2019 21:53:07 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831426#M1207 Paular68 2019-07-21T21:53:07Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831437#M1208 <P>You should get your free credit reports from the link below and then simply follow the suggestions and tips in this thread.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><FONT><A href="https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action</A></FONT></P> Sun, 21 Jul 2019 22:08:43 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831437#M1208 tagteam 2019-07-21T22:08:43Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831489#M1209 <P>You know&nbsp; I am in the same situation as you are. And I am searching for an answers just like you. And guess what I found it out. So are you ready and here it is simply to apply for more loan. I was told that I have to have loans&nbsp; like real estates, car loan as&nbsp; well as some other item just to prove that you can manage those monthly payment.. You can call anything you want so they say but that's way it is Period. End of quote.</P> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:15:28 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831489#M1209 Visperas 2019-07-22T00:15:28Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831599#M1210 Bout 12yrs+ ago I was a victim of IDTheft. My score was perfectly high, devastation, by a family member. I have not been able to bring up my credit score. I can't establish credit either. I went through a bad time. I can't even save anymore. I don't want any credit cards and I'm ok w that. I was willing to foreclose on my house, after 6yrs of not paying. No notice of foreclosure, I came to the realize I should save it. And I did. (That was a clue to save my house).<BR />How else can I jump start my credit again. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:17:13 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831599#M1210 VenaZ1 2019-07-22T12:17:13Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833067#M1222 When you don’t pay your debts the rest of us have to pay it, one way or another. Our debt was mainly medical but we fought our way back because we didn’t want to file bankruptcy and have others have to soak up our debt. Thu, 25 Jul 2019 05:41:52 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833067#M1222 Rilaid 2019-07-25T05:41:52Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833388#M1223 I have 791 score its been going down slowly. I had 815. Why going down if everything is ok on my side? Thu, 25 Jul 2019 23:47:56 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833388#M1223 Neverjohn 2019-07-25T23:47:56Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833417#M1224 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="406902"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR />I have 791 score its been going down slowly. I had 815. Why going down if everything is ok on my side?<HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It would not hurt to review your credit reports, which you can get free of charge from the site below. However, the mechanics (formulae) appear to be somewhat volatile so 815 to 791 should not be a major concern.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action" target="_blank">https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action</A></P> Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:46:54 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833417#M1224 tagteam 2019-07-26T00:46:54Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833763#M1225 My problem isn’t a bunch of credit card debt or things like that. I have mainly medical debt that got judgements on my credit report but most are 5+ years old now. Am I better off paying the old debt that was sold from when I had no insurance or letting it fall off after the 10 years? I’ve had one credit card in my life and it got canceled because I tried to make a payment and it didn’t hit my bank that day 3 times, so even though I was trying to pay it in full they canceled my card. The only other debt I have is my student loan and I’m in good standing with them. My score is mid 500’s but I want it higher. Fri, 26 Jul 2019 23:05:38 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833763#M1225 Mmadison 2019-07-26T23:05:38Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833790#M1226 <P>&nbsp;</P><BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="408200"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR />My problem isn’t a bunch of credit card debt or things like that. I have mainly medical debt that got judgements on my credit report but most are 5+ years old now. Am I better off paying the old debt that was sold from when I had no insurance or letting it fall off after the 10 years? I’ve had one credit card in my life and it got canceled because I tried to make a payment and it didn’t hit my bank that day 3 times, so even though I was trying to pay it in full they canceled my card. The only other debt I have is my student loan and I’m in good standing with them. My score is mid 500’s but I want it higher.<HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>Links to a couple of relevant articles on this issue are below.</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.thebalance.com/should-you-pay-an-old-collection-960595" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.thebalance.com/should-you-pay-an-old-collection-960595</A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.thebalance.com/tactics-for-paying-off-debt-collections-960596" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.thebalance.com/tactics-for-paying-off-debt-collections-960596</A></P> Sat, 27 Jul 2019 00:50:10 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833790#M1226 tagteam 2019-07-27T00:50:10Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833795#M1227 <P>I guess the real question is did you declare bankruptcy on these debts. If you did in 5 years your credit will slowly get better. Do not pay anything. What I did was apply for a high interest credit card after 8 years and used it and paid it off monthly. Never late on anything. If you did not declare I would do it now and give them nothing. Now the clock starts over. Credit card companies will be sending you offers left and right hoping you'll default again as you cannot declare for another 10 years. Get a card use it and pay it off every month. It all just takes time. This past April was 10 years that I declared and my credit score ranges from 765 to 804 depending on which agency you ask. Good luck!</P> Sat, 27 Jul 2019 01:04:39 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833795#M1227 shaeden1024 2019-07-27T01:04:39Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833901#M1228 Join a credit union, ask about a service they offer that lowers debt which in turn builds credit, they will refer you to an organization that does just that. They will be free to use because of a government charter that dictates how a credit union is supposed to function, i.e they are supposed to help the low income/less fortunate and local economies.<BR /><BR />Been working in banking for a long time. Good luck. Sat, 27 Jul 2019 13:51:22 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833901#M1228 SpecksForChecks 2019-07-27T13:51:22Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/835135#M1233 <P>I've seen the same pattern.&nbsp; Except the action of opening the account will temporarily take a large swipe at your score, it will go up month by month.&nbsp; After your credit limit with new accounts tabulate, you will see a significant rise as well, as per my experience.&nbsp; The rest is paying on time and more.</P> Tue, 30 Jul 2019 21:43:54 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/835135#M1233 gene 2019-07-30T21:43:54Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/835356#M1234 <P>Why is there such a difference in my score between credit reporting agency's? One has my score 50+ points below another. My DTI&nbsp; and debt owed show completely different among the three agency's. How do I fix this?</P> Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:33:03 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/835356#M1234 jfj 2019-07-31T14:33:03Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/835508#M1236 <P>You can't fix having a different credit score from the three credit agency. What you can only do is is make sure you remove any negative item causing harm to your credit rating. You can visit [website removed] and learn more yourself.</P> Thu, 01 Aug 2019 15:57:00 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/835508#M1236 Alexandramartina34 2019-08-01T15:57:00Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/835525#M1239 <P>You can visit the site below, get free credit reports, dispute inaccurate information, and learn more as well.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action" target="_blank">https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action</A></P> Wed, 31 Jul 2019 20:40:12 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/835525#M1239 tagteam 2019-07-31T20:40:12Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/839327#M1261 <P>Hey thank you so much for youre advice<span class="lia-unicode-emoji" title=":smiling_face_with_heart_eyes:">😍</span>🥰<span class="lia-unicode-emoji" title=":smiling_face_with_smiling_eyes:">😊</span></P> Sat, 10 Aug 2019 04:17:49 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/839327#M1261 marlie123211 2019-08-10T04:17:49Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/839825#M1274 <P>You need the book "Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey.&nbsp; It is life-changing.</P> Sun, 11 Aug 2019 20:26:28 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/839825#M1274 JayRund1 2019-08-11T20:26:28Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/840829#M1283 <P>Why did score go down 90 pats?</P> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 01:32:06 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/840829#M1283 McMillon 2019-08-14T01:32:06Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/840834#M1284 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="432011"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /><P>Why did score go down 90 pats?</P><HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You can visit the site below, get free credit reports and dispute any inaccurate information, if necessary.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action</A></P> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 01:59:06 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/840834#M1284 tagteam 2019-08-14T01:59:06Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/843995#M1318 <P>When I looked through your information I saw that it says we should have a good mix of credit card and loans.&nbsp; Then I noticed my loan from the bank for our vehicle is not listed in the report.&nbsp; Can you tell me why that is?</P> Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:50:05 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/843995#M1318 jmcee 2019-08-22T11:50:05Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844040#M1319 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="443786"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>Then I noticed my loan from the bank for our vehicle is not listed in the report.&nbsp; Can you tell me why that is?</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>I cannot tell you why that would be other than, possibly, your bank is not reporting your loan to the reporting agency(ies). You might want to check with your bank.</P> Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:23:41 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844040#M1319 tagteam 2019-08-22T15:23:41Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844416#M1326 I paid off all my credit cards about 15 years ago, and its like the can't find me. I have no credit score, although I pay a cable bill a utility bill, a cell phone bill. I own my own home &amp; pay taxes.....any help in getting them to find me Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:59:50 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844416#M1326 ebelfiglio 2019-08-23T12:59:50Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844443#M1327 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="17139"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR />I paid off all my credit cards about 15 years ago, and its like the can't find me. I have no credit score, although I pay a cable bill a utility bill, a cell phone bill. I own my own home &amp; pay taxes.....any help in getting them to find me<HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>From Credit Karma:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>If you’ve had credit in the past but no longer use credit cards, or you have closed accounts on your report, there won’t be recent activity to produce a score for you.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>See <A href="https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-cards/i/if-you-dont-have-a-credit-score/" target="_blank">https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-cards/i/if-you-dont-have-a-credit-score/</A></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Your cable, utility, cell phone companies, as well as your county tax assessor, probably do not report your payments to any of the credit bureaus (unless you stop paying) so you need to have some sort of credit line (e.g., mortgage, credit card, auto loan) to establish a score.</P> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:32:11 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844443#M1327 tagteam 2019-08-23T15:32:11Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844487#M1328 <P>Closing credit card accounts that aren't used may not be a good idea.&nbsp; Closing them reduces the total amount of available credit you have.&nbsp; This will result in your total outstanding debt increasing as a percentage of how much credit you actually had.&nbsp; Additionally, those accounts will age and add to your length of credit history.</P><P>Close them if absolutely necessary, otherwise let their balance and age work to your benefit.</P> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:09:33 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844487#M1328 CLS 2019-08-23T18:09:33Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844760#M1333 <P>If I have items that have been in collections since 2013-2015 I’ve heard a few different things.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>1. They fall off after 7 years</P><P>2. Take a settlement and be done</P><P>3. It’s best to pay the full amount.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>What do do you recommend? All of my debts are under $500ish except for one which is $3500 but I have a dozen or so, so it’s really impacting my score.&nbsp;</P> Sat, 24 Aug 2019 11:36:42 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844760#M1333 Boymomx3 2019-08-24T11:36:42Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/845058#M1336 <P>Bankruptcy saved me! You get a fresh start at life!</P> Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:13:32 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/845058#M1336 Bamber53 2019-08-25T14:13:32Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/846183#M1352 <P>Freeze your credit to keep creditors, or anyone else, accessing your credit.</P> Wed, 28 Aug 2019 20:00:38 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/846183#M1352 trussell17 2019-08-28T20:00:38Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/847031#M1368 <P>I've recently paid down some of my debt, but my credit score went down a few points.&nbsp; Here's a secret:&nbsp; If you have NO debt, lenders will not know whether you're reliable or not.&nbsp; Consequently, your score will be lower than if you carry some debt, and never miss a payment.&nbsp;</P> Sat, 31 Aug 2019 16:24:39 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/847031#M1368 Jedediah 2019-08-31T16:24:39Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/848811#M1387 <P>I enjoyed reading that how to improve your credit score.&nbsp;</P> Fri, 06 Sep 2019 17:45:35 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/848811#M1387 Charlesallevato 2019-09-06T17:45:35Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/849337#M1396 <P>I don't need to raise my credit score.&nbsp; I want my refund for 2018 Federal filing. Please take care of this.</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Sun, 08 Sep 2019 13:21:27 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/849337#M1396 brian16 2019-09-08T13:21:27Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/849390#M1398 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="429600"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>I don't need to raise my credit score.&nbsp; I want my refund for 2018 Federal filing. Please take care of this.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>You posted to the wrong thread, but the FAQ below might be able to help you with the status of your refund.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/refund-status/help/when-will-i-get-my-irs-tax-refund/00/25589" target="_blank">https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/refund-status/help/when-will-i-get-my-irs-tax-refund/00/25589</A></P> Sun, 08 Sep 2019 15:37:43 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/849390#M1398 tagteam 2019-09-08T15:37:43Z Re: credit Card https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-credit-card/01/854128#M1467 <P>Question, I had a credit card with insurance on it. I was in a car accident and I was unable to pay, that is where the insurance comes in. I've been going back and forth to court for the past 12 years because the CU should of been paying for it. Now the bank said they do not have any paperwork on my account they gave it to a collection company, which is a lawyer. I found an old form with my name on it. Thye looked at it and that was it. I feel like I should not have to pay this bill that somehow went from $4,000+ to $11,000+ and they want me to pay that. My credit is great and I do not want to file bankruptcy. Please advise what I can do.&nbsp; Thank you</P> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:00:47 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-credit-card/01/854128#M1467 marles1397 2019-09-20T18:00:47Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/855604#M1489 <P>I had no card except one in default we are trying to pay off. I just applied to get another at a very high interest rate because i thought it would raise my score by doing so....wow. was i wrong! My score took about an 80 point hit. I guess i am just going to need to work harder now!</P> Tue, 24 Sep 2019 22:24:58 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/855604#M1489 Kkassdrumr 2019-09-24T22:24:58Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/855654#M1491 <P>One thing I don't understand. My credit score is shown to have gone down 7 points, but there's no indication on my credit report as to *WHY* it went down. I haven't missed any payments, opened new accounts, and my credit utilization is shown to be in the "AWESOME" region at 10% overall. How do I track down what went wrong?</P> Wed, 25 Sep 2019 01:26:40 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/855654#M1491 Idhilsyn 2019-09-25T01:26:40Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/855657#M1492 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="489801"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>...My credit score is shown to have gone down 7 points, but there's no indication on my credit report as to *WHY* it went down.</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>Seven points is pretty much just background noise in terms of your score. The article below illustrates why small decreases are, in most instances, largely irrelevant.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://creditcards.usnews.com/articles/why-a-10-point-drop-in-your-credit-score-doesnt-matter" target="_blank">https://creditcards.usnews.com/articles/why-a-10-point-drop-in-your-credit-score-doesnt-matter</A></P> Wed, 25 Sep 2019 01:55:18 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/855657#M1492 tagteam 2019-09-25T01:55:18Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/856719#M1501 <P>this is garbage. It requires you to have money to make money.</P> Fri, 27 Sep 2019 20:22:25 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/856719#M1501 s_0 2019-09-27T20:22:25Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/861273#M1526 <P>Don’t ever close a credit card account. It will have a negative effect on your score.&nbsp;</P> Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:26:00 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/861273#M1526 ncalb55 2019-10-08T15:26:00Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/861280#M1527 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="490977"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>Don’t ever close a credit card account. It will have a negative effect on your score.&nbsp;</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>I agree. The two main reasons to close a credit card account are (a) if the card has an annual fee, and (b) if the cardholder has an impulse control issue.</P> Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:32:50 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/861280#M1527 tagteam 2019-10-08T15:32:50Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/861427#M1534 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="85"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="490977"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>Don’t ever close a credit card account. It will have a negative effect on your score.&nbsp;</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>I agree. The two main reasons to close a credit card account are (a) if the card has an annual fee, and (b) if the cardholder has an impulse control issue.</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>I can think of one other reason to close a credit card account.&nbsp; That would be to avoid additional "damage" in the event of identity theft.&nbsp; In my opinion, the fewer credit accounts one has, the less clean-up would be required if identity theft did occur.&nbsp;</P> Tue, 08 Oct 2019 19:26:41 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/861427#M1534 Kat 2019-10-08T19:26:41Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/862266#M1548 <P>I have so much student loan debt, and collections as well. My wages are garnished now!&nbsp; I too have been contemplating bankruptcy. I need more information. Also,&nbsp; I need to educate myself on the ways to raise my score myself. Much luck to you!</P> Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:51:52 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/862266#M1548 Ohhijenni 2019-10-10T01:51:52Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/863000#M1555 <P>Get a credit card if you dont have one. helps a lot</P> Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:06:40 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/863000#M1555 Rperalez09 2019-10-10T23:06:40Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/869760#M1576 <P>Love love love Dave Ramsey! Everyone should read this book!</P> Sat, 19 Oct 2019 16:45:48 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/869760#M1576 Rakelo4053 2019-10-19T16:45:48Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/870156#M1577 <P>I noticed that near the end of the article it says "<SPAN>Having more open credit sources won’t raise your credit score."</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>I was under the impression that having a mix of credit accounts does help your credit score.&nbsp; </SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>For example:</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>two credit cards would be better than one</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>a credit card and a loan would be better than only a credit card</SPAN></P> Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:49:55 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/870156#M1577 mmt07005 2019-10-21T01:49:55Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/872745#M1598 <P>You are so right.&nbsp; I had the remainder of a lease agreement which I did not feel I owed in another state and they were so fast in getting my wages garnished I couldn't believe it.</P> Sat, 26 Oct 2019 22:47:49 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/872745#M1598 joulze 2019-10-26T22:47:49Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/872756#M1599 Sat, 26 Oct 2019 23:31:14 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/872756#M1599 joulze 2019-10-26T23:31:14Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950184#M1612 <P>if I cancel a cc will it lower my score.</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Sun, 03 Nov 2019 11:28:04 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950184#M1612 esca4 2019-11-03T11:28:04Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950215#M1614 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="593432"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>if I cancel a cc will it lower my score.</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>It can have a negative impact if closing the account causes your credit utilization ratio to increase.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>See&nbsp;<A href="https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-cards/i/how-to-cancel-credit-card/" target="_blank">https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-cards/i/how-to-cancel-credit-card/</A></P> Sun, 03 Nov 2019 14:56:51 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950215#M1614 tagteam 2019-11-03T14:56:51Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950315#M1615 <P>Bankruptcy will take roughly 10 years to fall off your credit report. If you can afford to start paying off some of your collections.&nbsp; It doesn't have to be full amount . You can make payment arrangements. sometimes if you pay in full they are willing to take less! Patience is key itll probably take 3-5 years to get around 800 while being diligent with money and how you impact your credit&nbsp;</P> Sun, 03 Nov 2019 19:18:03 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950315#M1615 Rainman00742 2019-11-03T19:18:03Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950319#M1616 <P>If you need help start with a place like finger hut. Sounds crazy but it truly does work, I'd suggest looking into that. Also capital one SECURED credit card would be helpful too!&nbsp;</P> Sun, 03 Nov 2019 19:23:03 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950319#M1616 Rainman00742 2019-11-03T19:23:03Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950320#M1617 <P>If you have credit cards keep them around 20% utilization rate when the billing cycle ends. People who say pay off fully are incorrect because then it looks like your not paying towards anything and credits want to see you can properly pay towards something on monthly basis . If you dont I'd open a finger hut account or capital one secured card. 2 quick ways to build credit for lower credit users.&nbsp;</P> Sun, 03 Nov 2019 19:25:44 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950320#M1617 Rainman00742 2019-11-03T19:25:44Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/953385#M1635 <P>I am 35 with perfect credit the highest! I know what your thinking...I am not rich by any means! My mom gave me the best advise when I turned 18 and I’ll pass that on to you! They want to see you pay off debt repeatedly every month debt can mean anything from $1.00 to infinity. So the fasted way I was able to start building and raising my score from an early age was to open a credit card or two! YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN and most importantly SELF CONTROL! &nbsp;I would take my credit cards that of corse had super high interest rates and once a month I would use them in a gas station to buy a soda or candy bar 5.00 purchase! And then I would go home and pay it off at my computer right away. Do this with 2 cards once a month and pay it off right away. Paying it down to zero once a month will avoid you paying any interest at all meaning zero interest! Easy as that! Like I said all they want to see is action on your card so use it for a small amount and pay it off right away back down to zero! Watch your score grow but most importantly never cancel a card! Having a card open for years raises your score too! If you don’t want to use a card anymore put it in a drawer Instead. &nbsp;This is the best advise I can give anyone... remember you don’t have to spend a lot of money to gain credit it can literally be a soda or a candy bar! Keep it manageable and don’t lose control!</P> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:11:02 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/953385#M1635 Samimav 2019-11-11T19:11:02Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/954535#M1642 <P>I am so confused, I am never late on payments, I barely owe anything, we paid off everything, including mortgage . Why will my credit not climb? its at 692</P> Thu, 14 Nov 2019 18:41:19 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/954535#M1642 SHB22 2019-11-14T18:41:19Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/956998#M1656 <P>what is a credit builder account?</P> Thu, 21 Nov 2019 19:40:00 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/956998#M1656 kra1270 2019-11-21T19:40:00Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/957818#M1661 <P>Which credit company do you use to quote a credit score? They never seem to agree. Many times the experian number is a lot lower than the other two, but yet Experian seems to be contacted the most.</P> Sun, 24 Nov 2019 19:15:06 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/957818#M1661 8765 2019-11-24T19:15:06Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/960614#M1679 <P>If you have a way of fixing it, instead of bankruptcy, I would certainly give it a go, but sometimes you are so much in debt that there truly is no way to fix it,but to file bankruptcy.... I just finally got my 10 year Bankruptcy to be fully removed from my credit reports... I thought once it got removed that my score was going to go up by at least 40 points, NOT, Didn't go up at all, but at least it didn't go down, I have heard horrible stories about it making people's credit score lose tons of points! Anyways, my friend, even if you have to file bankruptcy, I know that you won't make the same mistakes ever again, you live and learn, and slowly keep growing your credit scores.... Good luck my friend...&nbsp;</P> Tue, 03 Dec 2019 23:48:32 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/960614#M1679 bstollyy 2019-12-03T23:48:32Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/961952#M1706 <P>Why did my credit score go down 5 points</P> Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:04:48 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/961952#M1706 Sbrown 2019-12-06T21:04:48Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/962023#M1709 <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="647854"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>Why did my credit score go down 5 points</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>Five points either way is just background noise; it is inconsequential.</P> Fri, 06 Dec 2019 22:45:32 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/962023#M1709 tagteam 2019-12-06T22:45:32Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/963020#M1722 <P>Thank you for the information, it was very useful.</P> Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:04:33 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/963020#M1722 kevinwxbox1 2019-12-09T18:04:33Z Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/964881#M1732 <P>I find is discouraging that every time I PAY OFF a debt, my credit score seems to take a hit.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:40:59 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/964881#M1732 mdm2255 2019-12-13T13:40:59Z
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<P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="FeaturedContent_CreditScore_HowtoRaise.jpg" style="width: 653px;"><img src="https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/image/serverpage/image-id/53i1A3E2C112A2FE636/image-size/large?v=1.0&amp;px=999" role="button" title="FeaturedContent_CreditScore_HowtoRaise.jpg" alt="FeaturedContent_CreditScore_HowtoRaise.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="posted-on"><A href="https://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/income-and-investments/how-to-raise-your-credit-score-20061/" rel="bookmark" target="_blank"><TIME class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-07-21T08:30:33+00:00">July 21, 2016</TIME></A></SPAN><SPAN class="byline"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>/<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="author vcard"><A class="url fn n" href="https://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/author/ptmoney/" rel="author" target="_blank">Philip Taylor</A></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>It’s a no-brainer when it comes to your credit score – a higher credit score is always better.&nbsp;Whether you need to repair a bad score or you just want to polish up your already high marks, a high credit score should always be your goal.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Getting Back to Basics</H3> <P>Your credit score is a way in which financial institutions and lenders attempt to predict your future financial behavior.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Essentially, they’re estimating whether or not you will be a good customer by paying back the money you borrowed (or pay for the services you’re signing up for, like cell phone contracts). Scores generally range from 850 at the highest point to 300 at the lowest.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If your score is low, the risk managers predict that you won’t be a good investment and they’re likely to increase your interest rate or deny your loan or service contract altogether.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>On the flip side, if your credit score is near the top, you’re considered a prime customer that institutions are eager to do business with. A high credit score will open up opportunities for you to borrow money (in it’s various forms) with low interest rates – potentially saving you thousands of dollars.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>So how do you raise your credit score?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>How to Climb the Credit Score Mountain</H3> <P>There are many things that will help to improve your credit score. Here are five of the major things to keep in mind.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Be Patient</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>– There is no instant gratification when attempting to improve your credit score. It takes time and positive financial activity. Think of it like this, you aren’t truly improving your credit score. What you’re doing is attempting to improve your credit report, or the history of your financial activity. When your financial activity improves, it will be reflected in your higher score. So be patient and stay strong.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Credit Report</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>– One of the first places to start is to cleanup any negative (or false) items on your credit report that are having a negative effect on your score. To do this, you’ll need to request a copy of your credit score and your credit report. Ensure that all of the details are accurate and contact the credit agency to correct any mistakes or falsifications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Be On Time</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>– The next foundational element to raising your credit score it to pay your bills on time, every time. It’s simple, when you pay your bills on time each month, your credit score improves little by little. It won’t be an overnight jump of 100 points, but your score will definitely improve month to month.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Pay Down Your Debt</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>– It’s true that you do need some debt so that you can display your financial responsibility by paying down that debt. But that doesn’t mean you need to max out all of your credit cards and lease a new car every other year. Instead, you can improve your credit score by paying down your debt.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With credit cards, your credit score problems arise when your balance becomes a high percentage of your overall credit line. Try to keep your balances under 40% of the overall credit that’s available to you on each individual card. Stop using your credit cards so much, pay down your balances instead of just shuffling them around, and watch your credit score climb.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>New Lines of Credit</STRONG><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>– Don’t apply for new lines of credit just because you get an offer in the mail. Having more open credit sources won’t raise your credit score. If anything, they’ll tempt you to use them too often and then your back under a pile of debt.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Just remember to be patient, develop a plan of attack, and stick with it. Don’t get frustrated if you don’t see results immediately. If you’re making wise financial decisions and displaying positive financial responsibility, your credit report will keep track and your credit score will begin to improve.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Mon, 19 Mar 2018 04:50:28 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:date>2018-03-19T04:50:28Z</dc:date>
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<P>I was worried I didn't have enough lines of credit&nbsp; (read: no credit cards!), so I just opened one (a new credit card through my existing bank) and saw, due to the hard inquiry, my score take a real hit (~90 points). A month in my score has climbed back up by 14 points, but it was certainly jarring to see it drop so dramatically. My hope is, in six months, I take two steps (130 points) forward to sufficiently offset this one step back.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Regardless, thanks for the read. Always good to feel a little more in control of my score, and to be reminded that these things take time, and that patience, as it always is, is a virtue.&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Tue, 04 Sep 2018 01:22:14 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>JesseJ</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2018-09-04T01:22:14Z</dc:date>
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<description>Yes How do I do it?</description>
<pubDate>Mon, 10 Sep 2018 22:04:58 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Mosesj4577</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2018-09-10T22:04:58Z</dc:date>
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<description>What do i need twodo</description>
<pubDate>Wed, 12 Sep 2018 03:53:05 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Charles1783</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2018-09-12T03:53:05Z</dc:date>
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<P>I have never been late on any payment that I have had or have.&nbsp; My score remains the same month after month.&nbsp; My credit report in looking it over with the financial inst. that I have credit with or had list me as being good.&nbsp; What is my problem.</P>
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<pubDate>Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:48:26 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>629cbl</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2018-12-14T01:48:26Z</dc:date>
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Yeah starting out creates some dings to the credit file but with on time payments you should see it rebound. Inquiries hurt more on new or limited credit history. After a year they’ll stop hurting the score so much and two years they disappear. Good luck.
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<pubDate>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:54:08 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>AnonFire</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-02-16T01:54:08Z</dc:date>
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I was laid off for almost 6 months in 2016 and i still cant get my head back above water with my credit score. I had so many go to collections i dont know what to do. Any constructive advice is appreciated. Ive been debating bankruptcy!
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<pubDate>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:45:23 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Jst1975</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-02-20T02:45:23Z</dc:date>
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<P>visit the credit bureau websites to understand the models the score is based on.&nbsp; An hours worth of education will provide a lifetime of benefit. n</P>
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<pubDate>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:33:09 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>jt-of-sw-fl</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-02-20T05:33:09Z</dc:date>
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I have seen the cc allow one to deposit 400.00 then to take spend a little like 30 dollars a month pay it off.. then said watch your score rise... well.. I haven't tried.. so no kudos rhere..
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<pubDate>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:22:58 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Vinny</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-03-27T00:22:58Z</dc:date>
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<description>Paying my bills</description>
<pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 06:36:31 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Jose nieves</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-04-17T06:36:31Z</dc:date>
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Losing a job has got to be one of the toughest things to go through. you have my empathy as my dad went through a rough time 10 years ago with his business and had 2 vehicles repo’d. Well, take it one step at a time. Take an honest look at yourself and ask, “how did I get here in the first place?” Paying off debt is just discipline and patience, but finding the root cause(s) and getting help will certainly place you in a better spot in the future.<BR /><BR />Focus on lowest balance first. Put whatever extra you can towards the bill. If you look at everything at once, it can get overwhelming. Don’t take out payday loans. I personally would just let the other stuff sit in collections until you pay the debt that is still open.<BR /><BR />Bankruptcy can look tempting (I myself filed) but it’s honestly just there if there is simply no other option. Yes, a chapter 7 will wipe everything away. Yes, a chapter 13 will get you to pay little by little for 5 years then it’s discharged. Either way, it will hurt you for awhile. It’s a decision you have to make. Age, total debt, assets, time you want to be in bankruptcy, figuring your total minimum monthly payments etc, will help you decide whether or not to file. I hope this helps.
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<pubDate>Thu, 16 May 2019 22:20:58 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>pmrhonda</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-05-16T22:20:58Z</dc:date>
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<P>If you let those debts go into collections you can be sued and liens put on your property and get your wages garnished .</P>
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<pubDate>Fri, 17 May 2019 00:29:48 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tbassman</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-05-17T00:29:48Z</dc:date>
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If you are deep in collections &amp; you have a good job now, file for bankruptcy! You can try to pay those debts slowly &amp; your credit score will never go up. My bankruptcy got discharged a year ago, at the some time my company has been doing well, &amp; so have I financially. After 2 months of my bankruptcy being discharged, I got my 1st credit card offer for a $500 limit with no annual fee from capital one. Now I have 4 credit cards with limits between $1750 (the capital one card), &amp; $3000. My credit score is at 720 &amp; climbs every time these credit card companies show me an updated score. I wish I would have filed for bankruptcy in my 20's because doing so, they flood you with information about building credit &amp; being financially responsible. Resetting your score is easier than trying to build it back after taking so much damage. It's a stupid, wasteful system, but it is the system that is put in place for us.
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<pubDate>Sat, 18 May 2019 00:34:12 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Skyhir6</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-05-18T00:34:12Z</dc:date>
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<description>Good insite</description>
<pubDate>Sat, 18 May 2019 02:11:48 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>TM19</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-05-18T02:11:48Z</dc:date>
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If you have CC you don’t use or want, what happens if you close them ? I was told it would reduce my credit card. How about reducing the told number of dollars you could have access to?
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<pubDate>Fri, 24 May 2019 22:34:30 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>MaryMSmith</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-05-24T22:34:30Z</dc:date>
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How can I stop companies from checking my credit report in order to see if they want to solicit me for their credit cards? In other words, credit inquiries I did not initiate?
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<pubDate>Fri, 31 May 2019 00:15:45 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Pl130sk</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-05-31T00:15:45Z</dc:date>
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="85690"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR />How can I stop companies from checking my credit report in order to see if they want to solicit me for their credit cards? In other words, credit inquiries I did not initiate?<HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>They are most likely soft inquiries which do not adversely impact your credit score. If you see hard inquiries (for credit applications) that you did not authorize, you can dispute them.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>See&nbsp;<A href="https://www.creditkarma.com/advice/i/hard-credit-inquiries-and-soft-credit-inquiries/" target="_blank">https://www.creditkarma.com/advice/i/hard-credit-inquiries-and-soft-credit-inquiries/</A></P>
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<pubDate>Fri, 31 May 2019 00:22:49 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-05-31T00:22:49Z</dc:date>
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Your issue could be that you dont have a variety of credit lines. Or you dont have enough credit and or debt (yes, debt! <span class="lia-unicode-emoji" title=":slightly_smiling_face:">🙂</span> Heres what's factored in to the formula for score results:<BR />Payment history: 35%<BR />Amount of debt owed: 30%<BR />Age of credit history: 15%<BR />New lines of credit: 10%<BR />Credit mix: 10%<BR />Hope that helps!
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<pubDate>Fri, 31 May 2019 13:33:07 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Twinlets35</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-05-31T13:33:07Z</dc:date>
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I looked at my credit score and I wonder why TransUnion is always so much lower than the other credit companies.<BR />Actually, I have less on my credit cards etc and my score went down with TransUnion. Less debt etc . Clean report and TransUnion is so negative compared to the other credit companies. My credit score is like 59 points higher than TransUnion.<BR />Something is not right the way they decide.<span class="lia-unicode-emoji" title=":frowning_face:">☹️</span>
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<pubDate>Thu, 06 Jun 2019 21:43:20 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Wondering 1</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-06T21:43:20Z</dc:date>
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="328004"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR />I looked at my credit score and I wonder why TransUnion is always so much lower than the other credit companies.<BR /><span class="lia-unicode-emoji" title=":frowning_face:">☹️</span><HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The three majors compile their own reports and there are several scoring models. Obviously, that accounts for the variation.</P>
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<pubDate>Thu, 06 Jun 2019 22:15:22 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-06T22:15:22Z</dc:date>
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<pubDate>Wed, 12 Jun 2019 01:34:30 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tbabymitch47</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-12T01:34:30Z</dc:date>
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<P>What do I do to remove bad credit history from closed accounts.&nbsp; Had mortgage change hand 3 times and with each I had late payments.&nbsp; The final holder of account foreclosed and is now closed but late payment history still shows. What can I do to have these removed to help my score.</P>
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<pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:28:32 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>erdjr63</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-18T21:28:32Z</dc:date>
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="350127"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /><P>What can I do to have these removed to help my score.</P><HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You really can't do much of anything beyond maintaining a good record going forward and allowing the passage of time to take effect.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>See&nbsp;<A href="https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-cards/i/how-long-do-late-payments-stay-on-credit-report/" target="_blank">https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-cards/i/how-long-do-late-payments-stay-on-credit-report/</A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>On the other hand, you can and should report errors on your credit report.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>See&nbsp;<A href="https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0151-disputing-errors-credit-reports" target="_blank">https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0151-disputing-errors-credit-reports</A></P>
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<pubDate>Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:07:30 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-18T22:07:30Z</dc:date>
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Use new era debt solutions company. They will negotiate payment of your debts without filing for bankruptcy. They negotiate hard. I am using them successfully. They are the most coat effective company. I can recommend you to them. My email is [email address removed] if you want to email me. I just want the help you.<BR /><BR />Please reminds me of the reason of your email if you email me.<BR /><BR />Thanks.<BR />Jose a Rivera
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<pubDate>Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:12:16 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>joseantoniorivera</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-19T06:12:16Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/816852#M1082
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I have raised my score from a 512 to a 725 in the last 6 months by cleaning up my report to 0 negative and opening a credit builder account and several store cards and cash cards. I now have $19,800 in available credit and have 1% utilization. Hoping to buy a house next year. I have done a lot of homework to get where I am. Don't believe everything you hear and don't apply for cards that the free credit report companies say you have a good chance of getting, remember they get paid every time you apply through there web sites. Several credit card companies will let you pre qualifiy on there web sites
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<pubDate>Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:48:14 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Redd</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-19T12:48:14Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/818073#M1090
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What’s a credit builder account? Did you open up a low interest credit card, and if so, which bank/company?
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<pubDate>Fri, 21 Jun 2019 19:01:49 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Lynell</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-21T19:01:49Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819132#M1104
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<A href="https://www.daveramsey.com/dave-ramsey-7-baby-steps" target="_blank">https://www.daveramsey.com/dave-ramsey-7-baby-steps</A>
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<pubDate>Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:22:13 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>JRay</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-24T11:22:13Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819216#M1106
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<P>Very usefull information. Great. Thanx this community!</P>
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<pubDate>Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:20:56 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819216#M1106
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<dc:creator>JohnatanB</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-24T17:20:56Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819523#M1109
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<P>I went to experian on June 15 and they said my credit score was 798. They sent me an email on June 20 saying my credit score was 765. This whole credit score thing is crap. Within 5 days I dropped 33 points? None of my bills were even due at this period. And I always pay all of my bills on time. What ever happened to no more 3 credit scores when they all were supposed to merge? This is a garbage system of credit reporting. The 3 credit reporting agency's are probably getting a kick back from financial institutions to under value peoples credit score so they can charge higher interest rates!</P>
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<pubDate>Tue, 25 Jun 2019 01:28:24 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819523#M1109
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<dc:creator>shaeden1024</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-25T01:28:24Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/819637#M1111
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<P>Credit scores are not included with credit reports. Additionally, credit scores are not stored as part of your credit history. Your credit score is calculated only when your credit score is requested. Your credit score can change over time, based on your credit history—including late payments, amount of available debt, and more. By the way<A title="&nbsp;https://www.boostcredit101.com/&nbsp;" href="&nbsp;https://www.boostcredit101.com/&nbsp;" target="_self">&nbsp;</A><SPAN><A title="&nbsp;https://www.boostcredit101.com/&nbsp;" href="&nbsp;https://www.boostcredit101.com/&nbsp;" target="_self">https://www.boostcredit101.com/&nbsp;</A>nice guys who can boost your credit score.</SPAN></P>
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<pubDate>Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:51:50 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>JohnatanB</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-26T07:51:50Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/821003#M1116
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I realize there are 3 different credit reporting agencies but When I check my score it’s different depending on what online service I’m using for the same credit reporting agency. Why?<BR />Also recently I purchased a car (and before going I checked all 3 reporting agencies scores).<BR />When they pulled my credit at the dealership ALL 3 numbers were different! They told me that they get different numbers that banks and credit unions use, please educate me on this “different” rating numbers used by banks and credit unions. Thanks for any information.
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<pubDate>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 03:11:24 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/821003#M1116
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<dc:creator>Daved</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-28T03:11:24Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/821007#M1117
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="368030"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR />I realize there are 3 different credit reporting agencies but When I check my score it’s different depending on what online service I’m using for the same credit reporting agency. Why?<BR /><HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>There are different scoring models (read the information at the link below). Also, different creditors may report to different agencies.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-scores/" target="_blank">https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-scores/</A></P>
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<pubDate>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 03:27:48 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-28T03:27:48Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/822135#M1120
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I don't understand this new credit score being used by you and some lenders lately. My FICO which we all used as a guide until recently, is 140 pts higher than what you have reported. A difference of fair/good rating to very poor. Why has the model changed, this terrible for consumers who have raised the FICO considerably. Why aren't these scores comparable?
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<pubDate>Sun, 30 Jun 2019 20:41:59 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/822135#M1120
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<dc:creator>Hallie</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-06-30T20:41:59Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/823690#M1126
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Two tricks that work...<BR />1. If you know you're going to pay the full balance each month, don't wait until your CC runs your statement. It reports that amount to the credit bureaus, which counts against your credit usage%. Instead, if your outstanding balance is for example $1,000 and the period ends June 25, then pay that balance (or a lot of it) June 23. Then when they run the report on the 25th, it'll show a balance of $0 on your credit report.<BR />2. Always pay more than the minimum payment due--on credit cards especially, car loans, student loans, etc. Even rounding up to the next $10 makes a big difference in how credit bureaus view you.
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<pubDate>Thu, 04 Jul 2019 13:23:17 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/823690#M1126
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<dc:creator>LitaLou</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-04T13:23:17Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/824617#M1131
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Hi, I really wanted to see if you would help me out too with my credit scores and give me that recommended place to help raise my score
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<pubDate>Sun, 07 Jul 2019 15:15:19 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/824617#M1131
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<dc:creator>SyannaE2</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-07T15:15:19Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/824620#M1132
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Can u please help me to get my score better.im currently at 580 and I'm 31 . I'm kinda clueless to the whole credit raising . I'm trying to buy a house too but I know I have to raise my score before I even try to. Please let me know everything I can do to get it up . How did u do it? What steps did u take and where did u start? I need all the advice and help I can get!! Please help me. My email is [email address removed]. thanks, terra
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<pubDate>Sun, 07 Jul 2019 15:20:12 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/824620#M1132
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<dc:creator>SyannaE2</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-07T15:20:12Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/827984#M1169
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I'm in your exact same boat. It looks like I'm going to have to file for bankruptcy as well.<BR />
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<pubDate>Sun, 14 Jul 2019 12:58:52 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/827984#M1169
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<dc:creator>Lapellerin</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-14T12:58:52Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/827991#M1170
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I moved about two years ago. I had credit before but it doesn’t seem to matter. I get dinged for short credit history? I have many open accounts but only have four with any activity and it’s a below 10% amount. I’m only at 703? Pay my bills on time and rarely carry a balance. What else can I do?
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<pubDate>Sun, 14 Jul 2019 13:24:15 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/827991#M1170
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<dc:creator>MaryMSmith</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-14T13:24:15Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/828110#M1172
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<P>The following web site contains suggestions for improving credit scores, most of which are the same on all of the other web sites that contain credit score improvement advice.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/credit-education/improving-credit/improve-credit-score/" target="_blank">https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/credit-education/improving-credit/improve-credit-score/</A></P>
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<pubDate>Sun, 14 Jul 2019 17:26:56 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/828110#M1172
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-14T17:26:56Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/829886#M1200
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<description>Pay your bills on time!</description>
<pubDate>Wed, 17 Jul 2019 23:12:43 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/829886#M1200
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<dc:creator>Darkblue54</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-17T23:12:43Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/830007#M1202
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How do you keep people from checking your credit. For example amazon checked my credit, I have not replied to any ads...
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<pubDate>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 03:01:45 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/830007#M1202
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<dc:creator>Mochadream6003</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-18T03:01:45Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831426#M1207
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<description>I would like to boost my score</description>
<pubDate>Sun, 21 Jul 2019 21:53:07 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831426#M1207
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<dc:creator>Paular68</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-21T21:53:07Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831437#M1208
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<P>You should get your free credit reports from the link below and then simply follow the suggestions and tips in this thread.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><FONT><A href="https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action</A></FONT></P>
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<pubDate>Sun, 21 Jul 2019 22:08:43 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831437#M1208
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-21T22:08:43Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831489#M1209
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<P>You know&nbsp; I am in the same situation as you are. And I am searching for an answers just like you. And guess what I found it out. So are you ready and here it is simply to apply for more loan. I was told that I have to have loans&nbsp; like real estates, car loan as&nbsp; well as some other item just to prove that you can manage those monthly payment.. You can call anything you want so they say but that's way it is Period. End of quote.</P>
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<pubDate>Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:15:28 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831489#M1209
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<dc:creator>Visperas</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-22T00:15:28Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831599#M1210
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Bout 12yrs+ ago I was a victim of IDTheft. My score was perfectly high, devastation, by a family member. I have not been able to bring up my credit score. I can't establish credit either. I went through a bad time. I can't even save anymore. I don't want any credit cards and I'm ok w that. I was willing to foreclose on my house, after 6yrs of not paying. No notice of foreclosure, I came to the realize I should save it. And I did. (That was a clue to save my house).<BR />How else can I jump start my credit again.
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<pubDate>Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:17:13 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/831599#M1210
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<dc:creator>VenaZ1</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-22T12:17:13Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833067#M1222
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When you don’t pay your debts the rest of us have to pay it, one way or another. Our debt was mainly medical but we fought our way back because we didn’t want to file bankruptcy and have others have to soak up our debt.
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<pubDate>Thu, 25 Jul 2019 05:41:52 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833067#M1222
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<dc:creator>Rilaid</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-25T05:41:52Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833388#M1223
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<description>
I have 791 score its been going down slowly. I had 815. Why going down if everything is ok on my side?
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<pubDate>Thu, 25 Jul 2019 23:47:56 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833388#M1223
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<dc:creator>Neverjohn</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-25T23:47:56Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833417#M1224
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="406902"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR />I have 791 score its been going down slowly. I had 815. Why going down if everything is ok on my side?<HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It would not hurt to review your credit reports, which you can get free of charge from the site below. However, the mechanics (formulae) appear to be somewhat volatile so 815 to 791 should not be a major concern.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action" target="_blank">https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action</A></P>
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<pubDate>Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:46:54 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833417#M1224
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-26T00:46:54Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833763#M1225
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My problem isn’t a bunch of credit card debt or things like that. I have mainly medical debt that got judgements on my credit report but most are 5+ years old now. Am I better off paying the old debt that was sold from when I had no insurance or letting it fall off after the 10 years? I’ve had one credit card in my life and it got canceled because I tried to make a payment and it didn’t hit my bank that day 3 times, so even though I was trying to pay it in full they canceled my card. The only other debt I have is my student loan and I’m in good standing with them. My score is mid 500’s but I want it higher.
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<pubDate>Fri, 26 Jul 2019 23:05:38 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833763#M1225
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<dc:creator>Mmadison</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-26T23:05:38Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833790#M1226
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<P>&nbsp;</P><BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="408200"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR />My problem isn’t a bunch of credit card debt or things like that. I have mainly medical debt that got judgements on my credit report but most are 5+ years old now. Am I better off paying the old debt that was sold from when I had no insurance or letting it fall off after the 10 years? I’ve had one credit card in my life and it got canceled because I tried to make a payment and it didn’t hit my bank that day 3 times, so even though I was trying to pay it in full they canceled my card. The only other debt I have is my student loan and I’m in good standing with them. My score is mid 500’s but I want it higher.<HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>Links to a couple of relevant articles on this issue are below.</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.thebalance.com/should-you-pay-an-old-collection-960595" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.thebalance.com/should-you-pay-an-old-collection-960595</A></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.thebalance.com/tactics-for-paying-off-debt-collections-960596" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.thebalance.com/tactics-for-paying-off-debt-collections-960596</A></P>
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<pubDate>Sat, 27 Jul 2019 00:50:10 GMT</pubDate>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833790#M1226
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-27T00:50:10Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
<link>
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/833795#M1227
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<P>I guess the real question is did you declare bankruptcy on these debts. If you did in 5 years your credit will slowly get better. Do not pay anything. What I did was apply for a high interest credit card after 8 years and used it and paid it off monthly. Never late on anything. If you did not declare I would do it now and give them nothing. Now the clock starts over. Credit card companies will be sending you offers left and right hoping you'll default again as you cannot declare for another 10 years. Get a card use it and pay it off every month. It all just takes time. This past April was 10 years that I declared and my credit score ranges from 765 to 804 depending on which agency you ask. Good luck!</P>
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<pubDate>Sat, 27 Jul 2019 01:04:39 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>shaeden1024</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-27T01:04:39Z</dc:date>
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Join a credit union, ask about a service they offer that lowers debt which in turn builds credit, they will refer you to an organization that does just that. They will be free to use because of a government charter that dictates how a credit union is supposed to function, i.e they are supposed to help the low income/less fortunate and local economies.<BR /><BR />Been working in banking for a long time. Good luck.
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<pubDate>Sat, 27 Jul 2019 13:51:22 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>SpecksForChecks</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-27T13:51:22Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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<P>I've seen the same pattern.&nbsp; Except the action of opening the account will temporarily take a large swipe at your score, it will go up month by month.&nbsp; After your credit limit with new accounts tabulate, you will see a significant rise as well, as per my experience.&nbsp; The rest is paying on time and more.</P>
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<pubDate>Tue, 30 Jul 2019 21:43:54 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>gene</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-30T21:43:54Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/835356#M1234
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<P>Why is there such a difference in my score between credit reporting agency's? One has my score 50+ points below another. My DTI&nbsp; and debt owed show completely different among the three agency's. How do I fix this?</P>
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<pubDate>Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:33:03 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>jfj</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-31T14:33:03Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/835508#M1236
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<P>You can't fix having a different credit score from the three credit agency. What you can only do is is make sure you remove any negative item causing harm to your credit rating. You can visit [website removed] and learn more yourself.</P>
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<pubDate>Thu, 01 Aug 2019 15:57:00 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Alexandramartina34</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-01T15:57:00Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/835525#M1239
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<P>You can visit the site below, get free credit reports, dispute inaccurate information, and learn more as well.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action" target="_blank">https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action</A></P>
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<pubDate>Wed, 31 Jul 2019 20:40:12 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-31T20:40:12Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/839327#M1261
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<P>Hey thank you so much for youre advice<span class="lia-unicode-emoji" title=":smiling_face_with_heart_eyes:">😍</span>🥰<span class="lia-unicode-emoji" title=":smiling_face_with_smiling_eyes:">😊</span></P>
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<pubDate>Sat, 10 Aug 2019 04:17:49 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>marlie123211</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-10T04:17:49Z</dc:date>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/839825#M1274
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<P>You need the book "Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey.&nbsp; It is life-changing.</P>
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<pubDate>Sun, 11 Aug 2019 20:26:28 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>JayRund1</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-11T20:26:28Z</dc:date>
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<description><P>Why did score go down 90 pats?</P></description>
<pubDate>Wed, 14 Aug 2019 01:32:06 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>McMillon</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-14T01:32:06Z</dc:date>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/840834#M1284
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="432011"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /><P>Why did score go down 90 pats?</P><HR /></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You can visit the site below, get free credit reports and dispute any inaccurate information, if necessary.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><A href="https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action</A></P>
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<pubDate>Wed, 14 Aug 2019 01:59:06 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-14T01:59:06Z</dc:date>
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<P>When I looked through your information I saw that it says we should have a good mix of credit card and loans.&nbsp; Then I noticed my loan from the bank for our vehicle is not listed in the report.&nbsp; Can you tell me why that is?</P>
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<pubDate>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:50:05 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>jmcee</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-22T11:50:05Z</dc:date>
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="443786"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>Then I noticed my loan from the bank for our vehicle is not listed in the report.&nbsp; Can you tell me why that is?</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>I cannot tell you why that would be other than, possibly, your bank is not reporting your loan to the reporting agency(ies). You might want to check with your bank.</P>
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<pubDate>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:23:41 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-22T15:23:41Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844416#M1326
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I paid off all my credit cards about 15 years ago, and its like the can't find me. I have no credit score, although I pay a cable bill a utility bill, a cell phone bill. I own my own home &amp; pay taxes.....any help in getting them to find me
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<pubDate>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:59:50 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>ebelfiglio</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-23T12:59:50Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844443#M1327
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="17139"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR />I paid off all my credit cards about 15 years ago, and its like the can't find me. I have no credit score, although I pay a cable bill a utility bill, a cell phone bill. I own my own home &amp; pay taxes.....any help in getting them to find me<HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>From Credit Karma:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>If you’ve had credit in the past but no longer use credit cards, or you have closed accounts on your report, there won’t be recent activity to produce a score for you.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>See <A href="https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-cards/i/if-you-dont-have-a-credit-score/" target="_blank">https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-cards/i/if-you-dont-have-a-credit-score/</A></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Your cable, utility, cell phone companies, as well as your county tax assessor, probably do not report your payments to any of the credit bureaus (unless you stop paying) so you need to have some sort of credit line (e.g., mortgage, credit card, auto loan) to establish a score.</P>
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<pubDate>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:32:11 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-23T15:32:11Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844487#M1328
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<P>Closing credit card accounts that aren't used may not be a good idea.&nbsp; Closing them reduces the total amount of available credit you have.&nbsp; This will result in your total outstanding debt increasing as a percentage of how much credit you actually had.&nbsp; Additionally, those accounts will age and add to your length of credit history.</P><P>Close them if absolutely necessary, otherwise let their balance and age work to your benefit.</P>
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<pubDate>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:09:33 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>CLS</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-23T18:09:33Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/844760#M1333
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<P>If I have items that have been in collections since 2013-2015 I’ve heard a few different things.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>1. They fall off after 7 years</P><P>2. Take a settlement and be done</P><P>3. It’s best to pay the full amount.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>What do do you recommend? All of my debts are under $500ish except for one which is $3500 but I have a dozen or so, so it’s really impacting my score.&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Sat, 24 Aug 2019 11:36:42 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Boymomx3</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-24T11:36:42Z</dc:date>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/845058#M1336
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<P>Bankruptcy saved me! You get a fresh start at life!</P>
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<pubDate>Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:13:32 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Bamber53</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-25T14:13:32Z</dc:date>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/846183#M1352
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<P>Freeze your credit to keep creditors, or anyone else, accessing your credit.</P>
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<pubDate>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 20:00:38 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>trussell17</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-28T20:00:38Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/847031#M1368
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<P>I've recently paid down some of my debt, but my credit score went down a few points.&nbsp; Here's a secret:&nbsp; If you have NO debt, lenders will not know whether you're reliable or not.&nbsp; Consequently, your score will be lower than if you carry some debt, and never miss a payment.&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Sat, 31 Aug 2019 16:24:39 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Jedediah</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-31T16:24:39Z</dc:date>
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<P>I enjoyed reading that how to improve your credit score.&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Fri, 06 Sep 2019 17:45:35 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Charlesallevato</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-09-06T17:45:35Z</dc:date>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/849337#M1396
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<P>I don't need to raise my credit score.&nbsp; I want my refund for 2018 Federal filing. Please take care of this.</P><P>&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 13:21:27 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>brian16</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-09-08T13:21:27Z</dc:date>
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="429600"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>I don't need to raise my credit score.&nbsp; I want my refund for 2018 Federal filing. Please take care of this.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>You posted to the wrong thread, but the FAQ below might be able to help you with the status of your refund.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/refund-status/help/when-will-i-get-my-irs-tax-refund/00/25589" target="_blank">https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/refund-status/help/when-will-i-get-my-irs-tax-refund/00/25589</A></P>
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<pubDate>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 15:37:43 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-09-08T15:37:43Z</dc:date>
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<P>Question, I had a credit card with insurance on it. I was in a car accident and I was unable to pay, that is where the insurance comes in. I've been going back and forth to court for the past 12 years because the CU should of been paying for it. Now the bank said they do not have any paperwork on my account they gave it to a collection company, which is a lawyer. I found an old form with my name on it. Thye looked at it and that was it. I feel like I should not have to pay this bill that somehow went from $4,000+ to $11,000+ and they want me to pay that. My credit is great and I do not want to file bankruptcy. Please advise what I can do.&nbsp; Thank you</P>
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<pubDate>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:00:47 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>marles1397</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-09-20T18:00:47Z</dc:date>
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<P>I had no card except one in default we are trying to pay off. I just applied to get another at a very high interest rate because i thought it would raise my score by doing so....wow. was i wrong! My score took about an 80 point hit. I guess i am just going to need to work harder now!</P>
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<pubDate>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 22:24:58 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Kkassdrumr</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-09-24T22:24:58Z</dc:date>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/855654#M1491
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<P>One thing I don't understand. My credit score is shown to have gone down 7 points, but there's no indication on my credit report as to *WHY* it went down. I haven't missed any payments, opened new accounts, and my credit utilization is shown to be in the "AWESOME" region at 10% overall. How do I track down what went wrong?</P>
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<pubDate>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 01:26:40 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Idhilsyn</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-09-25T01:26:40Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/855657#M1492
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="489801"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>...My credit score is shown to have gone down 7 points, but there's no indication on my credit report as to *WHY* it went down.</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>Seven points is pretty much just background noise in terms of your score. The article below illustrates why small decreases are, in most instances, largely irrelevant.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://creditcards.usnews.com/articles/why-a-10-point-drop-in-your-credit-score-doesnt-matter" target="_blank">https://creditcards.usnews.com/articles/why-a-10-point-drop-in-your-credit-score-doesnt-matter</A></P>
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<pubDate>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 01:55:18 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-09-25T01:55:18Z</dc:date>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/856719#M1501
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<P>this is garbage. It requires you to have money to make money.</P>
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<pubDate>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 20:22:25 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>s_0</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-09-27T20:22:25Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/861273#M1526
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<description>
<P>Don’t ever close a credit card account. It will have a negative effect on your score.&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:26:00 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>ncalb55</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-10-08T15:26:00Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="490977"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>Don’t ever close a credit card account. It will have a negative effect on your score.&nbsp;</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>I agree. The two main reasons to close a credit card account are (a) if the card has an annual fee, and (b) if the cardholder has an impulse control issue.</P>
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<pubDate>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:32:50 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-10-08T15:32:50Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/861427#M1534
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="85"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="490977"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>Don’t ever close a credit card account. It will have a negative effect on your score.&nbsp;</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>I agree. The two main reasons to close a credit card account are (a) if the card has an annual fee, and (b) if the cardholder has an impulse control issue.</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>I can think of one other reason to close a credit card account.&nbsp; That would be to avoid additional "damage" in the event of identity theft.&nbsp; In my opinion, the fewer credit accounts one has, the less clean-up would be required if identity theft did occur.&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Tue, 08 Oct 2019 19:26:41 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Kat</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-10-08T19:26:41Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/862266#M1548
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<P>I have so much student loan debt, and collections as well. My wages are garnished now!&nbsp; I too have been contemplating bankruptcy. I need more information. Also,&nbsp; I need to educate myself on the ways to raise my score myself. Much luck to you!</P>
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<pubDate>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:51:52 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Ohhijenni</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-10-10T01:51:52Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/863000#M1555
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<P>Get a credit card if you dont have one. helps a lot</P>
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<pubDate>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:06:40 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Rperalez09</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-10-10T23:06:40Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/869760#M1576
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<P>Love love love Dave Ramsey! Everyone should read this book!</P>
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<pubDate>Sat, 19 Oct 2019 16:45:48 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Rakelo4053</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-10-19T16:45:48Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/870156#M1577
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<P>I noticed that near the end of the article it says "<SPAN>Having more open credit sources won’t raise your credit score."</SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>I was under the impression that having a mix of credit accounts does help your credit score.&nbsp; </SPAN></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><SPAN>For example:</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>two credit cards would be better than one</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>a credit card and a loan would be better than only a credit card</SPAN></P>
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<pubDate>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:49:55 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>mmt07005</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-10-21T01:49:55Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/872745#M1598
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<P>You are so right.&nbsp; I had the remainder of a lease agreement which I did not feel I owed in another state and they were so fast in getting my wages garnished I couldn't believe it.</P>
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<pubDate>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 22:47:49 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>joulze</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-10-26T22:47:49Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/872756#M1599
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<pubDate>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 23:31:14 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>joulze</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-10-26T23:31:14Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950184#M1612
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<P>if I cancel a cc will it lower my score.</P><P>&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 11:28:04 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>esca4</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-11-03T11:28:04Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950215#M1614
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="593432"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>if I cancel a cc will it lower my score.</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>It can have a negative impact if closing the account causes your credit utilization ratio to increase.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>See&nbsp;<A href="https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-cards/i/how-to-cancel-credit-card/" target="_blank">https://www.creditkarma.com/credit-cards/i/how-to-cancel-credit-card/</A></P>
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<pubDate>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 14:56:51 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-11-03T14:56:51Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950315#M1615
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<P>Bankruptcy will take roughly 10 years to fall off your credit report. If you can afford to start paying off some of your collections.&nbsp; It doesn't have to be full amount . You can make payment arrangements. sometimes if you pay in full they are willing to take less! Patience is key itll probably take 3-5 years to get around 800 while being diligent with money and how you impact your credit&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 19:18:03 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Rainman00742</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-11-03T19:18:03Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950319#M1616
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<P>If you need help start with a place like finger hut. Sounds crazy but it truly does work, I'd suggest looking into that. Also capital one SECURED credit card would be helpful too!&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 19:23:03 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Rainman00742</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-11-03T19:23:03Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/950320#M1617
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<P>If you have credit cards keep them around 20% utilization rate when the billing cycle ends. People who say pay off fully are incorrect because then it looks like your not paying towards anything and credits want to see you can properly pay towards something on monthly basis . If you dont I'd open a finger hut account or capital one secured card. 2 quick ways to build credit for lower credit users.&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Sun, 03 Nov 2019 19:25:44 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Rainman00742</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-11-03T19:25:44Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/953385#M1635
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<P>I am 35 with perfect credit the highest! I know what your thinking...I am not rich by any means! My mom gave me the best advise when I turned 18 and I’ll pass that on to you! They want to see you pay off debt repeatedly every month debt can mean anything from $1.00 to infinity. So the fasted way I was able to start building and raising my score from an early age was to open a credit card or two! YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN and most importantly SELF CONTROL! &nbsp;I would take my credit cards that of corse had super high interest rates and once a month I would use them in a gas station to buy a soda or candy bar 5.00 purchase! And then I would go home and pay it off at my computer right away. Do this with 2 cards once a month and pay it off right away. Paying it down to zero once a month will avoid you paying any interest at all meaning zero interest! Easy as that! Like I said all they want to see is action on your card so use it for a small amount and pay it off right away back down to zero! Watch your score grow but most importantly never cancel a card! Having a card open for years raises your score too! If you don’t want to use a card anymore put it in a drawer Instead. &nbsp;This is the best advise I can give anyone... remember you don’t have to spend a lot of money to gain credit it can literally be a soda or a candy bar! Keep it manageable and don’t lose control!</P>
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<pubDate>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:11:02 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Samimav</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-11-11T19:11:02Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/954535#M1642
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<P>I am so confused, I am never late on payments, I barely owe anything, we paid off everything, including mortgage . Why will my credit not climb? its at 692</P>
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<pubDate>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 18:41:19 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>SHB22</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-11-14T18:41:19Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/956998#M1656
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<description><P>what is a credit builder account?</P></description>
<pubDate>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 19:40:00 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>kra1270</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-11-21T19:40:00Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/957818#M1661
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<P>Which credit company do you use to quote a credit score? They never seem to agree. Many times the experian number is a lot lower than the other two, but yet Experian seems to be contacted the most.</P>
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<pubDate>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 19:15:06 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>8765</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-11-24T19:15:06Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/960614#M1679
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<P>If you have a way of fixing it, instead of bankruptcy, I would certainly give it a go, but sometimes you are so much in debt that there truly is no way to fix it,but to file bankruptcy.... I just finally got my 10 year Bankruptcy to be fully removed from my credit reports... I thought once it got removed that my score was going to go up by at least 40 points, NOT, Didn't go up at all, but at least it didn't go down, I have heard horrible stories about it making people's credit score lose tons of points! Anyways, my friend, even if you have to file bankruptcy, I know that you won't make the same mistakes ever again, you live and learn, and slowly keep growing your credit scores.... Good luck my friend...&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Tue, 03 Dec 2019 23:48:32 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>bstollyy</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-12-03T23:48:32Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/961952#M1706
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<description><P>Why did my credit score go down 5 points</P></description>
<pubDate>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:04:48 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>Sbrown</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-12-06T21:04:48Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/962023#M1709
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<BLOCKQUOTE><HR /><LI-USER uid="647854"></LI-USER>&nbsp;wrote:<BR /> <P>Why did my credit score go down 5 points</P> <HR /></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>Five points either way is just background noise; it is inconsequential.</P>
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<pubDate>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 22:45:32 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>tagteam</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-12-06T22:45:32Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/963020#M1722
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<P>Thank you for the information, it was very useful.</P>
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<pubDate>Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:04:33 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>kevinwxbox1</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-12-09T18:04:33Z</dc:date>
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<title>Re: How to Raise Your Credit Score</title>
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https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/credit-score/discussion/re-how-to-raise-your-credit-score/01/964881#M1732
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<P>I find is discouraging that every time I PAY OFF a debt, my credit score seems to take a hit.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P>
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<pubDate>Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:40:59 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:creator>mdm2255</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-12-13T13:40:59Z</dc:date>
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