Picking up from Boost Your Credit Score with These 6 Steps (Part 1), below, we will spotlight two more steps that people can take to make great strides in improving their credit score and, as a result, their overall financial status.
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Additional steps that can be effective at boosting your credit score can include:
- Avoiding taking out new lines of credit – While adding more lines of credit to your existing credit obligations will end up increasing the number of monthly payments (and overall debt) you owe, it will also impact your credit score in a negative manner (especially if your debt-to-income ratio is already skewed towards more debt than income).
As a result, don’t get lured into new credit offers that seem to offer you cash back or other bonuses. In these situations, the carrot is not significant enough to make the associated stick worth it when it comes to your credit score.
- Paring down your credit lines if you have too many – In most cases, people who are trying to boost their credit score should focus on closing some of their open lines of credit (after they have paid off the debts on those lines of credit). Having your credit narrowed down to one to three lines not only keeps your monthly payments more manageable and your debt lower, but it also has a positive impact on your credit score.
As you make the decision regarding which lines of credit to close, it’s usually best to close those that are associated with the highest interest rates and/or that have been open for shorter amounts of time (as the length of your credit can be beneficial to your score).
Be sure to look for the upcoming third part of this blog for some final information regarding how to improve your credit score and your overall financial standing.
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