In this episode, we discussed a tip on how to get the most out of your credit card while keeping your score nice and high. Credit scores matter not only in matters of mortgages, but also in insurance quotes and, well, anything insurance-related.
So, there are five pieces that really makeup and influence your credit score.
Today we’re just going to focus on the first one which is the easiest one for you as a borrower to control.
This is pretty straight forward. For example, say your credit card has a thousand-dollar line of credit. If your utilization, the amount you owe, is $300 on a credit report, that’s a 30% utilization rate. So, the best scores come when the balances are below 10% in fact, and really below 1% would be ideal.
So, even if you have a large line of credit try your best to keep your utilization rate below 30%. This is a piece of the credit score pie that you can control on a month to month basis.
As always, be sure to pay off your card before the end of your billing cycle (not everyone’s is at the end of the month). You don’t need to worry about making a payment too big. Your credit card company will credit on there for you and it will just go toward your account.
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