Why Does Checking Your Credit Score Lower It?
The answer will shock you.
Your credit score might just be the most important number in your financial portfolio. It can also be one of the hardest to understand, especially with ever-changing government legislation, updates to regulations, and changes in the way companies and credit bureaus calculate your score. We have the latest so you can build the best credit score possible.
The answer will shock you.
A reader is in for a shocking answer.
Long answer: It just might save you hundreds of dollars next year.
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