7 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score
These tips can help you establish good credit or improve poor credit.
Editor's note: This article originally ran on May 30, 2018.
Simply put, having a high credit score saves you money. Consider a mortgage loan: If you have excellent credit, you may be able to secure a mortgage loan that is as much as 1.5 percentage points lower than someone with marginal credit. That could save you hundreds of dollars every month--thousands every year.