10 Ways to Avoid Lowering Your Credit Score

There are many ways you may inadvertently lower your credit score. One way is renting a car with a debit card. Consumer advocate Lynnette Khalfani-Cox writing for AOL’s WalletPop: says that paying for a car rental with a debit card can actually HURT your credit rating. The reason is that most rental contracts give the rental car company the right to check your credit rating if you use a debit card instead of a credit card. Each time someone checks your credit rating, it's a negative – just like if you are seeking a loan. Here are 9 other innocent...



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