Knowledge is Power: 5 Steps You Can Take to Raise Your Credit Score

Let's face it - we live and participate in a society which makes judgments about us based on our creditworthiness and by that I'm referring specifically to the FICO score (developed by the Fair Isaac Corporation), the most widely used scoring model which ranks consumers by how likely they are to repay debt. The FICO score (ranging from 300-850) is used to assess risk in numerous capacities, such as when we are looking to borrow money, get insurance, apply for a job, and so on. ...more