Understanding Your Credit FICO Formula. Typically most consumers have a misunderstanding of the credit score. In my opinion, it's the Credit Bureaus for not educating consumers on how to understand the process and the score point systems.
Payment History Tips Pay your bills on time. Delinquent payments and collections can have a major negative impact on your FICO® score. If you have missed payments, get current and stay current. The longer you pay your bills on time, the better your credit score.