Easy ways to better your credit score

POSTED: 12:02 PM Oct 24 2011   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jan 15 2016

Everyone could use better credit. With January representing Financial Wellness Month, here are some easy ways to better your credit score.

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Racking up big balances can hurt your scores, regardless of whether you pay your bills in full each month. What's typically reported to the credit bureaus, and thus calculated into your scores, are the balances on your last statements.

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