Inquiries and Credit Utilization Ratio - See if You Know the Facts

Where do you start to build your credit score when you're an 18 year old? Or how the balance on your utilization ratio is calculated? Or how long a hard inquiry lowers your scores? See what you know.
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Take the survey and then go to www.MyCreditPlan.org/blog for expanded explanations.

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* 1. What type of credit account should a responsible 18-year old first establish to build higher credit scores?

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* 2. Many worry about their credit utilization ratio (or balance-to-credit limit ratio) on credit cards. How is the credit card balance established when it appears in your credit report?

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* 3. There are many different credit scores generated from dissimilar credit scoring models. Which specific credit score model is used by all mortgage lenders identifying the company that offers those scores to consumers?

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* 4. How long does a "Hard Inquiry" (or credit check from a lender) lower your lender's credit scores?

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