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My Credit Plan is the nation's leading FICO® Score improvement program with an average score improvement of 73 points! If you want to increase your FICO scores, set up an account today and start your credit score journey to higher levels! There is a minimal charge for services. My Credit Plan and its blog is operated by Family Financial Education Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit credit counseling agency. This blog offers many unique insights from direct research. My Credit Plan's blog and website are designed to help you find the correct answers to many of your questions, explain why, correct misinformation, and identify solutions to improve your FICO scores. Let’s go! (Information referenced on this blog must be sourced.)

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The article gives some basic outlines that gives tips to improves scores. However, when a reporter states, "Experts typically recommend...", there is no first-hand knowledge or research on the subject. This one internet suggestion has gone everywhere and is absolutely incorrect about your credit card utilization ratio. Find out what this common suggestion is.

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Brian increased his FICO® credit score an amazing 111 points in just three months. He is now a homeowner as he gives credit to My Credit Plan and what it did to help him. My Credit Plan has lots of amazing stories with great results. Brian is one of them. To improve your FICO Scores, go to www.MyCreditPlan.org/Signup

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Many new homebuyers have little-to-no understanding how FICO scores will determine monthly payments and ultimately, your purchasing power. This is so critical for new homebuyers to check your FICO scores and identify solutions to improve them before looking for a new home.

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Nathan Grant from Credit Card Insider says that closing a credit card will lower FICO credit scores. Say What!?! This is actually a strategy I use quite often to raise a consumer's FICO scores. He points out that there is a lot of misinformation, but he fails to realize, he is the one generating the misinformation by telling people to not close a credit card account.

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There is a lot of misinformation about credit and finances. A story generated by a recent study from Lending Tree shows that consumer's scores drop when they purchase a home and take out a mortgage. This is absolutely incorrect! Have to call out this one.

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Follow those free online credit scores at your own financial peril. Such scores are different from the lender's FICO® scores and can cost you lots of money. Curtis found out the hard way.