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There are many different numbers you probably have memorized: your phone number, Social Security number, maybe even a credit card or bank account number. But there’s one number that you may not even know that has a significant impact on your life. Your credit score can impact your ability to buy a car, get a mortgage, or even rent an apartment. Lots of factors impact credit scores, and they can be hard to understand. Here are a few basics.

Read the full article in the Finances FYI section of The Seattle Times, sponsored by 1st Security Bank.