Do-it-yourself bailout: demystifying your credit score

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Each week in our “Do-It-Yourself Bailout” series, we talk about how we can all get into better financial shape and bail ourselves out of debt. This week: credit scores.

Last week we talked about how taxes can be a part of your DIY bailout. Today we’re talking about how to improve your credit score and why you should care about it. Beth Kobliner, Takeaway contributor and author of ?Get a Financial Life? demystifies credit scores, along with the help of Keith Gumbinger. He’s a mortgage analyst who sees how credit scores affect consumers every day. Both Kobliner and Gumbinger agree: You can’t afford to ignore your credit score any longer.

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