Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

Credit Reports & Scores

SOLVED: How Can I Get a Better Credit Score?

Five keys to boosting your magic number.

The best way to boost your score is to pay your bills on time. Keep old accounts open to give yourself a longer credit history. Limit your balances to 25% of your available credit. Fix any errors in your credit report, which you can get free at www.annualcreditreport.com (see There's a Mistake in My Credit Report). Use your cards regularly and pay the balances in full each month.

For more information on how to improve your magic number, see Demystifying Your Credit Score.

Go back to our main list for more problems solved
Go to our slide show for other helpful tips