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Saving and spending money are both core components that affect your credit score. We'll help you learn how to optimize your personal finance.

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Ugh, student loans. Yeah, they can affect your score, too. It's why we've created whole section on them. Check out our student loan guides here.

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What is a Good Credit Score? Credit Rating Explained

According to recently released data, the average credit score in the United States is 682. That’s great if you understand the importance of your credit rating. But, if you don’t, what does that number even mean?  682 is considered a “good” credit score by most lenders, but there’s so much more to know about this little number. How can you improve your credit ranking? Why do you need to even