93% of millennials are aware of their credit score, according to Discover’s Credit Health survey

While checking your credit score is a good action to take, it’s only the first step. After checking your score, O’Connell recommends you make a plan that can help you achieve any upcoming goals, such as purchasing a home.

“Keep yourself accountable,” O’Connell says. “Don’t just check your credit score and forget. Keep coming back to it and keep tabs on it.”

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