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9 Secrets to Better Credit

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Credit is complicated and, sometimes, counterintuitive. For example, being debt-free can result in a dismal credit score, and having high limits on your credit cards may boost your score despite the extra temptation to spend. Dozens of credit scores measure the activity on your credit reports, and everyone from your cable company to your employer may be checking up on your credit.

Learn these nine key credit facts to help you get a better rate on a mortgage, negotiate a better deal from your card issuer, or even land a job.

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