Know your credit score. This number measures your creditworthiness. So when you go apply for a car loan, student loan or home loan, this is the number lenders look at to see how good of a borrower you will be. The better your credit score, the better interest rate you will get. Check out www.creditkarma.com to view your credit score. It’s not your official FICO score, but it is pretty close, plus it is free and easy to use.
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