I don’t usually like Yahoo articles.
They tend to be heavy on style, light on footwork – where they aren’t guessing, or wrong altogether. This article turned out to be the exception. Some things were obvious, but I have to admit some weren’t. With some of those that were, there were better options I’d never heard of. I heartily recommend you read this article. It’s got some good advice… and it’s short. What’s five minutes compared to a better credit score, better finances in general, and a more savvy outlook?
Not much to me, at least.
But for those of you who are terminally lazy, at the very least check these links out for your free, annual, government guaranteed credit report from the three credit agencies, and a calculator to help you figure out your credit score.