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While no one (besides credit bureaus) knows exactly how your scores are computed, it is generally understood that a history of being responsible with credit will result in a high score. With only one credit card: * Always pay your bill on time. Your credit score will be adversely impacted by late payments, or debts turned over to a collection agency. * Don't max out your credit limits. Your ratio of debt to outstanding credit is a factor in determining your credit score. * If you are comfortable with it, consider getting a second line of credit. This helps to establish your credit history and responsible credit use. * Consistancy in employment / residence may help. * Keep an eye out for identity theft. Watch your credit card statements and dispute unknown charges immediately. You should also check your credit report at least once a year to make sure no one is sullying your good name with fraudulant transactions.

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