Bankrate asked 1,000 adults about their finances, and that percentage is up from last year's 40 percent.SEE ALSO: Here's how much it costs to grab a beer around the world Furthermore, women care about their partner's credit score more than men -- and unsurprisingly, millennials care way more about other factors, like how much money their partner makes right now.While the site hopes its members are truthful, it says based on its matches the credit score is 92 percent accurate.
Gone are the days when the only things that mattered are your sweet car and ripped biceps.Photo credit: Getty Car dealers often don’t allow credit card purchases, or may limit the amount of the purchase price you can put on your card. Also, you won’t get a grace period on the interest — it will begin to accumulate right away.Dealers don’t like credit card payments because they have to pay the 1 to 3 percent fee the card company charges to process the transaction. Instead of using a card, go to a credit union or bank to get financing approved at a reasonable interest rate before shopping for a car.That means no matter how high your score is, someone else can always bring you down. RELATED: 10 purchases you shouldn't make with a credit card If you are already cutting it close for the month, you may be tempted to use plastic to pay the utility, cellphone or cable bill.But if you’re not paying off your full balance each month, the interest you will be charged makes those monthly bills even more expensive.
Still, a bad credit score can make life pretty hard and prevent future loans and home mortgages.