What's a good credit score today?
The FICO score ranges from 300 to 850. I'd aim for 760 right now, but as always, the higher the better. Paying your bills on time, having a variety of different kinds of credit—a mortgage, student loans, auto loans and credit cards—and keeping your debt load low should get you there.
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