Improve This Number and Save Thousands of Dollars

Outside of your Social Security number, your credit score may be the most important number you have.
Credit card issuers and mortgage lenders aren't the only ones who access it. Banks, utility providers, even potential landlords, can access your score to determine how financially responsible you are. How good your score is can determine how much you'll pay for security deposits as well as interest payments.
Jackie Lin-Ham, a certified financial planner at Brewster Financial Planning in Brooklyn, New York said,"Some employers are even factoring your credit score into their hiring decisions because it shows your credibility and trustworthiness."