It takes credit to get credit. Here you’ll find trusted advice and education to help you understand how your credit score works and ways to help you maintain and improve your credit score over time.
What is a Credit Score?
• Every credit score falls somewhere between 300 and 850.
• The higher the number, the better your credit history.
• Your credit score is constantly changing.
• If you don’t have a credit history, you’ll start at 300, not 0.
• A score of 670 or higher is considered “very good,” but the average score nationwide is around 700.
If you are dealing with high credit card balances, you aren’t alone
The average American household has a balance of more than $6,000 in double-digit, high-interest credit card debt.
How much do you know about Credit?
Discover how much you already know about credit cards and credit history and learn how you can improve. START
How Do I Build Credit?
Make sure you understand what you’re signing up for to avoid falling into overwhelming debt. START
Not sure where to begin repairing a less-than-ideal credit score? In this Coach session, get ideas for repairing your credit score in the short- and long-term and create an actionable list. START
Learn to Improve Your Credit Regardless of your Starting Point
Discuss how your budget and savings impacts your credit and how to handle common credit issues, then set your credit goals in this interactive eCourse.
Register your email to start this course. START
Your credit score is based on these factors:
Payment history (35%)
Amount owed (30%)
Account length (15%)
Mix of accounts types (10%)
New credit (10%)
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Line of Credit
Overdraft protection, debt consolidation, or home improvement, your line of credit replenishes as you repay.
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