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Your Credit Score: How to Fix, Improve, and Protect the 3-Digit Number that Shapes Your Financial Future by Liz Pulliam Weston

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Chapter 3. Improving Your Score—The Right Way

Okay, now you know your score, and you have a good idea of what goes into creating it. So, how do you make it better?

Step 1: Start with Your Credit Report

Because your credit score is based on your credit report, you should begin by ordering your reports from all three credit bureaus and reviewing each one for accuracy. You can get your reports from a service such as MyFico.com, or order from each bureau separately online or by phone:

Equifax

Experian

Trans Union

www.equifax.com

www.experian.com

www.transunion.com

800-685-1111

888-397-3742

800-888-4213

Canadians can also get their credit reports online:

Equifax Canada

www.equifax.com

(click on the “Canada” link)

Trans Union Canada

www.tuc.ca

Northern Credit Bureaus, ...

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