Top 5 Things That Will Lower Your Credit Score

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The one number with the ability to determine your future—for better or worse—is your credit score. This score, also known as a FICO score, determines your creditworthiness and the likelihood that you’ll pay your bills. A bad score can do more than keep you from getting a loan; it can also make you ineligible for rental housing or an amazing job. Steer clear of the top culprits that can lower your credit score.
Top 5 Things That Will Lower Your Credit Score
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The one number with the ability to determine your future—for better or worse—is your credit score. This score, also known as a FICO score, determines your creditworthiness and the likelihood that you’ll pay your bills. A bad score can do more than keep you from getting a loan; it can also make you ineligible for rental housing or an amazing job. Steer clear of the top culprits that can lower your credit score.
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