What Is a Credit Score?

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As soon as you enter the wonderful world of being an adult, you're likely to start hearing a lot about your credit score. Beyond knowing that it relates to your credit cards and student loans, you might not fully understand what this term indicates and how it may impact your financial future. 

Like it or not, credit scores can figure into many of the decisions you make and opportunities you have when it comes to accessing loans or renting an apartment. That said, it's essential to understand how your credit score is calculated and what you should be aiming for to better yourself. Here's everything you need to know.