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Bad Credit Repair Tips You Can Apply Immediately

Mar 12, 2008
Yes, having poor credit can certainly limit your ability to purchase something you really have your heart set on. Poor credit means not only having to give up the things you really want, but also perhaps spending sleepless nights worrying about the problem and how to fix it. Many people will offer advice on how to repair your credit, but some of the best advice is to take the step to fix it yourself.

Several Steps to Take to Repair Your Bad Credit

There are several steps to take in repairing bad credit- the first of which is to take the simple step of requesting a copy of your credit report from the credit bureau. Once you have this, take a few moments to review it, and make note of any potential errors or questionable entries.

In a do-it-yourself credit repair, the next process is to visit the website of the Federal Trade Commission. Find out what consumer rights protect you and how you can use them to your advantage.

If you are aware of your rights as a consumer you will find that you can even get false as well as incomplete entries to be removed from your credit report which will go a long way in bad credit repair and that this must be done by credit agencies if they dont want to end up paying penalties.

Once this step is complete, you should write a letter to the credit reporting agencies, disputing what you've found to be wrong with your report. After taking this step, be sure to continuously monitor the progress of your complaint with the agency.

It may take a month or so before errors are verified by the credit agency. If you were right, the credit agency will acknowledge these claims, and the errors will be corrected. Your credit report and credit standing will thus be improved.

With persistence and hard work, repairing your own less-than-perfect credit report is doable. Following proper and sound advice on how to do so, can lead to your credit scores improving within a short time, and the only cost to you is the time and effort it took to contact the credit reporting agencies.
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