A high credit score can be a valuable asset for professionals in their 20s, but it may not always be an easy thing for such individuals to obtain. To maximize their potential for having optimal credit, financially savvy consumers in this age group often engage in several beneficial practices, according to Fox Business.
It has been a difficult time for rising professionals in their 20s to maintain favorable personal finances. A major factor behind this is the recent U.S. economic troubles, which have made lenders particularly wary about dealing with those who have less extensive credit histories.
Young people looking to maximize their credit often began doing so as early in life as possible, in their early 20s. Developing a record of regularly settled debts – the nutshell of what a credit score is based on – can only be helpful to those starting their careers.
Paying for as many purchases as possible with credit, and settling the debts incurred as quickly as possible, is another beneficial practice for young professionals, along with careful diligence of their available credit.
The Federal Trade Commission states that U.S. consumers are legally entitled to receive a free copy of their credit report once every 12 months, from all three of the major American credit bureaus.