Asked by feleciamyers4  |  Submitted December 06, 2016

What can I can do to become credit worthy and increase my credit score so that I can stop renting and start owning?

In 2006 my home foreclosed and the foreclosure was discharged the following year, I also filed for bankruptcy that year. Currently, I am paying off two student loans, including one that had defaulted. I am currently renting but would one day like to be a homeowner.

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December 06, 2016

A great place to start is to sign up for the Credit Manager tool. The MoneyTips Credit Manager gives you access to not only your credit score for free, but also your full credit report. Once you sign up you can also activate features such as the Debt Optimizer and Mortgage Planner, all for free. These tools will help you prioritize which debt to pay off first in order to make the biggest positive change in your credit score and let you know what options are available to you if you want to consolidate your debt and save that way, too.

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