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9 things to know about your credit score and how it’s calculated – USA Today

  • July 5, 2018
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness

Featuring Kristen Holt, CEO  scoring system

More and more Americans are checking their credit and understand how the scoring system works.

The percentage of consumers who have obtained at least one credit score over the past four years has risen to 57 percent in 2018, up from 49 percent four years ago, according to a survey released in June by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and VantageScore Solutions.

The survey also shows that people who get their score know much more about how the system works than those who do not.

“Building – or rebuilding – credit scores can be done, but it does take some time,” says Kristen Holt, president and CEO of GreenPath Financial Wellness. “It’s best to have a plan … and stick to the plan.”

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