Tuesday Turnip

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Welcome back to the feature wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."

Today I typed in "What's a Good Credit Score?" unearthing the following from a bunch of different sites:

Credit scores (usually) range from 340 to 850. As your score climbs, the interest rate you are offered will probably decline.

Borrowers with a credit score over 700 are typically offered more financing options and better interest rates

Credit scores among the US population in 2003:

Up to 499: 1%
500 - 549: 5%
550 - 599: 7%
600 - 649: 11%
650 - 699: 16%
700 - 749: 20%
750 - 799: 29%
Over 800: 11%

Your credit report does not include:

* Your level of education
* Your medical history
* Purchases paid by cash or check
* Your gender, national origin, race, or religion
* Your investments or brokerage accounts
* Your income
* Alimony commitments

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July 16, 2007 - 11:51pm
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