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Credit Score

    The Credit Score System, Understanding The Game

    BY C. Crudele

    The best way to understanding the credit score system is to look at it like a game.  Like any game, know what your objective is (like getting the ball in the basket), the rules, and most importantly what are the penalties. Creditors created this game, with the objective to make more money. We play, hoping to stretch our income and maybe even save money.  But, creditors are at an advantage.

    Arif M. Halaby, President and CEO of Total Financial Solutions, Inc. says, “Creditors believe they can ‘guess’ our likelihood to pay by looking at our past payment habits.” This “likelihood” causes them to risk or not risk loaning us money.