How To Raise Your Credit Score

04/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A young reader asked me last week how your credit score is calculated, how it's related to your credit report and how you find out your score. It was a great reminder that a lot of the consumer vocabulary I use is just mumbo-jumbo to folks who don't work in this world every day like I do. So here goes: Credit Scoring 101.

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