Your credit score is important. The better your score, the better deal youâll get on a mortgage, car loan or credit card. Weâre talking big money here.
Even if youâre not buying a house anytime soon, a lousy credit score means youâll get hit with a high security deposit whenever you rent a car or move into a new apartment.
But did you know your credit score could be inaccurate? One out of four credit reports have an error, according to a study by the Federal Trade Commission.
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Because it simplifies everything, you should be able to spot any errors. For instance, if you find an âunpaidâ credit card that you know you paid, or a bill in collections you know never existed, you can dispute the incorrect information and raise your credit score.
James Cooper, a motivational speaker, raised his credit score 277 points using Credit Sesame. Now he talks to high school students about the importance of having good credit and uses what heâs learned through Credit Sesame as a blueprint for his lessons.
âWe want to touch the Z Generation,â Cooper says âWeâre not in the business of fixing credit. We want to get to you before you have to fix your credit.â
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