Credit cardBy Jeanine Skowronski

Most consumers understand that bankruptcy or foreclosure is going to tank their credit score and then negatively impact it for the next seven years, but there are plenty of other small mistakes a consumer can make that can turn a good score of 750 or higher into a mediocre 680.

Here are some of the more common mistakes to steer clear of, plus tips on how to avoid them in the future.

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