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A FICO Score may be the most important number in our financial lives that many aren’t aware of. In fact, 59.1% of Americans don’t know their credit scores, according to LendingTree research.
That’s shocking. Successfully building for a comfortable retirement requires many to slash out-of-pockets costs over their lifetimes as borrowers, done easily by increasing their credit scores to land a low mortgage rate and reduce the cost of their largest monthly expense.
With that in mind, Motley Fool analysts, Kristine Hartjes and Nathan Hamilton, discuss in the video below four ways potential homeowners can prepare their credit scores before searching for a new home,getting pre-approved for a mortgage, or when refinancing. Listen in to uncover a handful of simple credit score tips.
The single, most important number in your financial life is your credit score. It goes into so many things [and] most importantly, your mortgage. How much you end up paying when you go to buy a home. So how can you best prepare your credit score prior to getting a mortgage?
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