Having a good credit score is important. We all know that. We’ve all seen the commercials, been told who checks our scores and why, and heard horror stories about what can happen when you have a bad credit history. (But if you’d like a refresher on credit scores, read Credit Scores: GPAs for Adults.) But what if I told you that having poor credit can have adverse effects on not just your financial life, but also on your health?
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There's a lot of information – and misinformation – circulating about credit scores. Your credit score is important because a low score can cost you a lot of money in terms of higher interest rates or even prevent you from getting credit for things you need, like a new car. So it’s good to protect your credit rating, but make sure you do it the right way. Sometimes you can inadvertently hurt your score even when you’re trying to do the right thing.
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Your credit score impacts every major (and some minor) purchase that you'll make during your lifetime. In regards to making a purchase that requires financing, (i.e. a house or car) your credit score can dictate the applied interest rate and in some occurrences, can prevent you from being eligible to receive financing at all. How about the impact on your career? Nowadays, many employers run credit checks before hiring.
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