Why Care About Credit Anyway?

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Why care about your credit score, anyway? If you’re considering purchasing a home, here’s an example of the impact different credit scores can make on your interest rates… which translates to your monthly payments… which dictates the price of the home you can afford. Example: 719 credit score $1,900/month for Home “A” -40 679 credit score +$60 $1,960/mo for same …

Recipe for a “healthy” credit report

Kate Marrone Info for Home Buyers, Info on Home Financing

What does a “healthy” credit report look like? I’ve read very similar opinions on the “ideal” credit report from a variety of courses including Money magazine, the free annual credit report website, a few different finance books, Kiplinger’s, and others.  The general consensus from experts regarding a “healthy” credit report is as follows: 2 installment loans – home mortgage and …