When it’s time to make a major life change that involves money — buy a house, a car, or start a business — your credit score comes into play. While you can’t dictate the number that gets attached to your financial name, there are things that you can do to ensure that your credit score is as high as possible.
Today, Black Enterprise columnist Jennifer Streaks laid out five ways that you can bring your credit score up and keep it there.
“When paying your credit card bills try to pay as much of the balance as possible,” the article says. “Your credit balances hovering near the limit increases your debt to income ratio and is a red flag to potential creditors that you may be in over your head.”
For more about how you can keep your credit score in check, click to BlackEnterprise.com.