Morning Minute: Freddie Mac offers six quick steps to boost your credit

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Thinking about buying a home? Get to work on building your credit now and it could help you get ready for the spring homebuying season, according to Freddie Mac executive Danny Gardner. In a recent blog post, Gardner covers six practical steps consumers can take to improve their FICO score. Two ideas: Establish credit independently of your spouse or partner and open a checking and savings account if you don’t already have one. Read more.

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