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How To Easily Improve Your Credit Score

Jun 6, 2008
Everyone wants to improve credit but not everyone knows how. Can you imagine an improvement to your score? Of course you can hire someone to fix it for you and counsel you on the matter. Chances are you cannot afford that if you already have bad credit. You can improve your credit yourself. Just use a few simple tips and you will be well on your way.

Be safe and watch your credit closely. If you have a high credit score you can get anything, but not so with a low credit score. Make sure that you obtain a copy of your credit report once a year in order to make sure that all the information contained in it is correct.

Be sure to watch the due dates on your bills. Make sure to pay things like the phone and light bill on time. Even these will affect your credit standing. Not so much when you pay the bills on time but miss a payment or two and you will see a negative impact on your credit very quickly.

Missed payments lead to delinquent accounts and all of those end up on the credit report with negative terminology lowering the score. Paying on schedule will give you a history of being in good standing with creditors and make it easier to obtain financing.

Avoid the rubber! Checks are nice to have but they do not mean you have money. The checks you write are only covered if you have the money in the bank. Check Systems is what the store just ran your check through and denied it for your purchase because you bounced one. Guess what? The bank sees this as well when you apply for a loan.

Even a small effort makes a difference. With a bad credit history getting a loan is nearly impossible. Start trying to get small loans at places that will report your payments to the credit bureau. This will help to improve credit easily. Making even small payments on time can help you. When you first start you may need a co-signer to ensure the loan is paid.

Do not let a collection agency have your account. Once you have let an account get past a certain point they turn them over to agencies that will do anything they have to in order to get their money. The creditor benefits as well by negotiating and working out an agreement with you because they do not fully recover all their money when this happens. This can lead to judgments as well. Judgments allow your wages to be garnished. In order to improve credit after this you need a near miracle.

Improve your credit by staying at one job as long as possible. It shows stability, so does staying in one home instead of moving around. The longer you are at your job the more you will make. This will give you a large source to show creditors for taking care of your debt.
About the Author
Alan Largo is the creator and administrator of My Credit Bible and strives to assist others identify with their adverse credit situation through informative reviews. You're invited to visit My Credit Bible to read his most recent article review.
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