Good news! The IRS has extended the tax deadline to April 18th! As long as you submit your federal return by midnight on 4/18/2018, you won't be considered a late filer for your federal return. Direct debit tax payments that are submitted with your federal return (or on the IRS website) by 4/18 are also considered timely filed ×

What is a good credit score?

As you’re working to build your credit, it can help to have a specific goal in mind. If you’re looking to move into the “Very Good” or “Excellent” range, we can give you an idea of where to aim.

  • Generally, scores between 720-799 are labeled “Very Good,” while 800 and above is considered “Excellent.” This is based on the commonly used score range of 300 to 900.
  • It’s important to keep in mind that these are just guidelines, though. Different lenders may have different standards for what they consider a good or excellent score. In other words, a specific score doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be approved for credit or receive the lowest interest rates. There are also hundreds of different scoring models out there, so you may find that your score differs depending on which model the lender chooses to use.

Wherever you’re starting from, improving your credit health could help you improve your overall financial well being. And staying on top of the information in your credit report is a good first step!

To learn more about this topic, check out our article here

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