Steps To A Better Credit Score Utica NY

If your credit score isn't as high as you want it to be, know that you have the power to improve it. The way in which you handle your finances plays a huge role in your credit rating.

Moore & Hart
(315) 797-0560
P.O. Box 477
Utica, NY
 
John D Dillon CPA
(315) 732-7044
286 Genesee St
Utica, NY
 
Rinehard & Fitzgerald
(315) 724-2145
291 Genesee St
Utica, NY
 
Gustafson & Co
(315) 735-0705
2249 State Route 5
Utica, NY
 
Gene J Kurkowski
(315) 724-0713
124 Bleecker St #306
Utica, NY
 
Feldman Domagal & Kupiec
(315) 732-5158
246 Genesee St Fl 2
Utica, NY
 
Calogero & Associates
(315) 724-2185
485 French Rd
Utica, NY
 
Christopher R Lambert & Associates
(315) 732-6036
298 Genesee St
Utica, NY
 
Fagliarone Group
(315) 797-4409
286 Genesee St
Utica, NY
 
D'Arcangelo & Co
(315) 735-5216
120 Lomond Ct
Utica, NY
 

Steps To A Better Credit Score

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It's Your Credit - Take Control Of It!

If your credit score isn't as high as you want it to be, know that you have the power to improve it. The way in which you handle your finances plays a huge role in your credit rating meaning if you have healthy finances, you'll also achieve a healthy credit score. It takes discipline and dedication, but it's worth - especially when you reach a credit standing that allows you to qualify for loans, lower interest rates, and more.

1. Pay your bills on time.

This is the single most important factor in determining your credit score, making up 35% of its total. Missing just one payment on a credit card or car loan can take 50 to 100 points off your credit score. And if you miss an entire month's worth of payments, your score could easily drop 100 to 200 points.

2. Pay down your debts, and once you have paid them off, charge less in the future.

Creditors expect a certain amount of room between the amount of debt on your credit cards and your total credit limits. The more debt you pay off, the wider that gap and the better your credit score.

3. Don't automatically close older accounts you have paid off.

This way of thinking has been updated over the past few years. The rule of thumb had been to automatically close every account that had a zero balance to improve your score. Now, the strategy is just the opposite. When you close an account, you lower the total amount of credit available to you, which in turn raises the ratio of balances (on your other cards) to credit limits. By closing your oldest accounts, you may actually be considered less creditworthy....


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