Mental Floss

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel
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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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