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"It's not you, it's your credit score."

A good credit score can help you get the best rates when you want to borrow money but can also affect other things like applying to rent an apartment, landing your first job out of school and even who you date. Yes, you read that correctly. Now more than ever people are listing a high credit score as one of their criteria for a partner.

Why is a good credit score so important?

Having a good credit score says a lot about you. Making money is one thing but choosing to use your money wisely is another. When your credit score is high it says to a potential partner that you’re secure in your finances and you don’t take high risks in terms of money. This may indicate you’re a more stable person and down the road a stable partner.

Just like a relationship, your credit needs attention and care. If you’re wiling to make sacrifices to keep that score up, like choosing an affordable car versus the luxury vehicle, it portrays to potential partners that you’re willing to make sacrifices for what is important.

So what if your credit score isn’t so high?

No, you’re not destined to a life of solitude. There are steps you can take to start building your credit today. Feeling secure and confident in your finances can translate in to every part of your life. Whether it is finding a future partner or for your over all personal well being. So even if you don’t consider yourself a perfect ten your great credit score may just help you land your next date.