Credit Score

Good credit and financial fitness go hand in hand. Building a history of good credit can pay off in lower prices for loans and peace of mind.

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Five Tips to Avoid Mistakes That Can Damage Your Credit Score

A good credit score facilitates your ability to get financing for buying a car, home and other things at favorable interest rates. It can also help you get a job and obtain or keep your security clearance. Read more about how to build, maintain and improve your score.


7 Mistakes That Hurt Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a rating that lenders use to help decide whether to approve you for a mortgage, car loan or other credit. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to send your credit score into a tailspin. Learn the seven mistakes that you shouldn't make.

Free Credit Score Analysis

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation is pleased to make FICO® credit scores—and the educational information and tools in the FICO Standard product—available free of charge to active duty servicemembers and their spouses who could benefit from its use, such as those with low credit scores or debt problems.

Free Credit Report from

This site allows you to request a free credit report once every 12 months. is the only authorized online source for you to get a free credit report under federal law. You can also call toll free: (877) 322-8228.

Action Plan: Check Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a three-digit number that can have a big impact on your finances. It tells creditors how likely you are to pay back the money you want to borrow. The lower your credit score, the riskier you appear to lenders, and the more you will likely pay for loans, credit cards and insurance premiums.

Getting Ready to Invest: How Your Credit Score Impacts Your Financial Future

Did you know that your credit score is one of the key factors that determines the rate of interest that you will pay for a home loan—and whether or not you get that loan?