Helpful Hints for Maintaining Your Credit Score - Boost your Credit Score with a Good Mix of Credit

You can build and sustain good credit with a personal loan or credit card by making every payment on time. Even if your score isn’t great right now, if you keep your balances manageable and keep up with payments, you’ll be well on your way to building a good FICO or credit score.
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Helpful Hints for Maintaining Your Credit Score - How Length of Credit History Affects Your FICO/Credit Score

One often overlooked part of your credit score is the length of your credit history. Most people don’t understand that this is an important part of how FICO determines your credit score.
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Understanding What’s on Your Credit Report

Reading your credit report for the first time may be confusing. There’s a lot of information included about your loans, credit lines, and accounts. Checking your credit report from each of the three credit reporting bureaus each year and understanding the information is an important part of your financial health.
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Having A Good Mix on a Credit Report Can Boost Your FICO Score

If you are already making on-time payments on your loans and credit cards, you are on your way to a better credit score. In fact, you may see your scores rise a bit each month as you establish a good payment history. If you are rebuilding credit, or are ready to take your credit score to the next level, it’s important to understand how the FICO credit scoring system ...
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