Do offers for a "free credit check" come in your mail? Credit check companies are diligent to remind us about the importance of a credit score, especially when buying a home. Poor scores usually result in a higher interest rate or denial of credit. That's why it's important to check your credit score before making a big purchase. If your score is not what you expected, you can rebuild it. By paying every bill on time and paying down as much debt as possible, it's possible to elevate your score, which in turn elevates your credit.
As the housing market shows continued signs of recovery, now may be a good time for you to check your credit score to be prepared should you find the house of your dreams. Take this Credit Score Crash Course to learn more about the number that drives your financial health.