Your credit score is one number you should work toward improving, and whether you’re on your way out of debt, or paving the way toward financial independence, your score matters. It’s like an SAT score: the higher, the better.
Open a free account with Credit Sesame. They”ll estimate your credit score, and you don’t even have to enter credit card information. Once you do that, you’ll know where you stand.
I know that when I was getting out of debt, I was excited to see this number rise. When you hit a plateau, you need to focus on something!
No matter what, you want to avoid destroying your credit, right?
Stay away from the following 10 things that are hurting (no, worse, destroying!) your score.