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Help for bad credit: Improving your credit score

Employing a variety of tactics over time can boost your numbers

By Anna Bleker

Improving your credit score

Paying your bills in full and on time isn't the only way to improve your credit score. Piggybacking, diversifying your loans and reporting credit report errors can also give your credit score a lift.

Learn about these credit-boosting strategies, as well as others, in the stories below.

Main story: Help for bad credit

Published: August 17, 2010

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