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Five Secret Ways to Raise Your Credit Score

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Five Secret Ways to Raise Your Credit Score

Posted On: May 22, 2019 by Exchange Bank of Northeast Missouri in: Budgeting, Personal Finances, Save Money, Savings, Spending

Raising your credit score can seem like a daunting task, or you may not really care what your score is. However, a credit score affects more than you may realize, which is why we find it important to share our knowledge. Develop consistently strong credit habits with these secret keys of advice from Exchange Bank of Northeast Missouri. 1. Show you can handle all types of debt. Debt comes in all different forms, from car loans and mortgages to credit card bills. Instead of paying for an item in full, consider putting that purchase on your credit card and paying in increments. When it’s time to get that new car you’ve been eyeing, add those payments to your list of different types of debt. Each time you create a new loan and pay off your purchases, you’ll see a bump in your score. Be wary of getting too big of a loan or making multiple purchases on your card – be realistic on what payments you can make each month to avoid accumulating too much debt. 2.