Experian's free credit score alerts have helped me better understand how my financial actions impact my credit score. Experian emails me when there's been a change to my score, and shows me recent activity that might have caused the change.
Since I started receiving these alerts, I've made an effort to keep my credit card balances lower, since amounts owed accounts for 30% of my FICO score.
I've even started paying my credit cards twice each month because credit card...
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