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How is your credit score calculated?

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Credit scores are generated by plugging the data from your credit report into software that analyzes it and cranks out a number. The three major credit reporting agencies don't necessarily use the same scoring software, so don't be surprised if you discover that the credit scores they generate for you are different. Click on the link to your right for more information.

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If you transfer all your credit card balances into one account would that affect your credit score negatively?

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How often is your credit score updated?

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