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Raising Your Credit 249 Points In 90 Days

Jul 10, 2008
We have all been bitten by the debt bug at one time or another. It has many faces and it is almost impossible to escape from. It feeds hungrily on our life-giving credit and takes no prisoners.

Fortunately, there are ways to help combat this terrible menace and keep it from damaging your hard-earned credit. The secret weapon to preventing the debt monster from leaving you in ruins is by using efficient credit repair tactics.

I suggest your first step is to obtain a recent copy of your credit report to see what damage may have been done to it. You need to see a snapshot of your credit history before planning any action. You then should set up your battle plan to revive and reconstruct the good credit standing that you once enjoyed.

Keeping yourself armed with every receipt and proof of documentation you can find is very important. You may need to provide them to the credit reporting agencies in case of any errors that may exist in their records. Also keep the addresses and telephone numbers handy of the credit reporting bureaus in case you need to further contact them for any reason.

It is also great practice to meticulously monitor your monthly credit card statements and all other billing statements that you receive each month. Comb through them carefully looking for any possible billing errors, double charges, changes in finance rates or any other details that look out of place. Very often, something may slip past without you knowing it.

How many credit cards do you own? Are you making monthly mortgage payments and car payments too? You should pay close attention to APRs and it is advisable to pay off the highest rates first. Maybe you should consolidate only the credit cards that you really need and close out the rest.

It is also beneficial to have a credit card with zero or a very low APR so you may wish to apply for one and transfer your balances. The money that you will save in interest charges will really add up.

Depending on your situation, you may wish to consult with your lender and get refinancing. You should always go after a long term solution, not a quick-fix. Like an effective diet, your credit will get in better shape by shedding the debt and cutting down on excessive finance charges.

This is accomplished gradually following a well-defined plan. There are many kinds of credit repair programs and software packages that you can manage from your home computer. They can greatly assist you in budgeting and setting up payment options and offer other various debt reduction strategies that are safe, legal and effective.

Your credit is a reflection of how you use money. Credit scores will sometimes rise and fall due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond your control. But the good news is you can effectively repair almost any blemish on your credit record.

If you can keep yourself armed with the proper knowledge and take immediate action where required, you can prevent your credit rating from taking a tumble. With proper treatment and a little time, you can repair your credit back to where it once was. Soon before you know it, you can get right back on track.
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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