Easy ways to better your credit score

POSTED: 09:02 AM PDT Oct 24, 2011    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 14, 2016 

Everyone could use better credit. With January representing Financial Wellness Month, here are some easy ways to better your credit score.

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Your payment history makes up 35 percent of your score, so don't be a sloppy payer. Fortunately, recent activity is given more weight than past transactions so you can make up for a spotty bill history.

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