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Effective Ways to Rebuild Credit

Jun 30, 2008
If you've found yourself in a debt hole lately or on the verge of declaring bankruptcy, you've probably found it hard to get approved for just about any type of loan. The nice thing about rebuilding your credit is that it's actually not as hard as you think. There are a million ways to do it; you just have to be informed on how to do it. Once you know some of the strategies and techniques, you'll be on the path to rebuilding your credit in no time. Today, I'm going to show you some simple strategies on how you can rebuild your credit the effective way.

A secured credit card

If you're not familiar with a secured credit card, you may want to look into how one works. A secured card is just like any other credit card but instead, it will require that you send a deposit to the bank before they actually send you the card. The reason the credit card companies' do this is because they want to build trust in you and if you don't pay your bill off in full, they can simply dip into your account and take the money needed. Once you show that you can pay your bill off in time and the minimum amount, you can soon upgrade to a regular card. The nice thing about a secured card is that most people are approved but you just have to remember that it takes a small deposit to start.

Small bank loans

Another way to rebuild you credit is to simply open up a very small loan amount at your local bank. This amount should generally be no more than three hundred dollars. Now, ninety nine percent of the time, you will get approved for this loan. Once you get approved, don't spend the money at all. Instead, you'll want to hold onto it and pay it off in full at the end of the month. This way if you pay It off in full, you'll be able to avoid the interest rate and you'll start to build your credit score as well.

The department stores

Any big name department store that offers a credit card will generally approve you regardless of your credit. If you have a bad credit score, you will generally get a smaller credit limit. Department stores are a great place to build your credit. I highly recommend you look for a place that offers groceries or essentials that you need on a weekly basis. Just remember that if you use your card that you treat it right so that the score can go up!

These are just a few tips you can use in order to build you credit. You almost have to look back how you started your credit. Rebuilding your credit would be no different. When you do get approved for a credit card or you start a loan, look back at what you did in the past and learn from your mistakes. A smart spender is a great credit builder.
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