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Valuable Credit Repair Tips - Get the Credit You Deserve

Jul 11, 2008
Credit and the mighty credit rating are two very important tools in the world of today. If you have a good credit rating you can get what you want: credit card(s) of your choice, rental property, financing, etc. Unfortunately, if you don't make your payments, the consequences are harsh. Your creditors will report you to various credit bureaus and once you've lost your good rating, it becomes difficult, even impossible, to get more credit.

If your credit rating does go down it is advisable to take immediate action to try and correct it. It can be difficult to repair your rating once it goes down, but sometimes it can be incredibly easy. In fact, it can be a lot easier than you ever imagined. Below are some suggestions that may help you in trying to repair your credit, should that become necessary:

1) First off, try and obtain credit. Once denied you are entitled to a copy of your credit report to see why you were denied credit from that creditor. Look at it, closely. Often there are errors in your report. We humans are fallible. In some cases, your poor credit isn't due to lack of payment on your part, just due to the fact that you've never had any credit before and you have no credit history. If you have no history, you still may have poor credit in the eyes of some creditors.

Often the credit you may get from smaller organizations is not reported to a credit bureau. Credit cards for fuel or a local department store may not appear on your credit report. If you have a good rating with this type of creditor it would behoove you to have it placed on your credit report. As long as the account is verifiable, the majority of credit bureaus will allow you to add it. Although they may charge a fee to do so. And of course, if you add a good rating, it can only help increase what you already have.

2) Another option to try is credit counseling. If you get stuck under your debt it can be very hard to get out from under. If you have tried and failed, credit counseling is another avenue to pursue. Please understand that credit counseling and a credit repair company are two separate things.

A credit counselor is usually a not-for-profit corporation that can dispense guidance and advice on how to proceed. A credit repair company will charge you a fee for something that you can actually do yourself. Further, a large portion of these type companies have shoddy reputations. If you do try credit counseling you will most likely find someone that can help make a realistic budget and help you get afloat.

By doing the above-mentioned things, adding good credit and making better money decisions, you will ultimately realize your goal of good credit. While it takes some time to build or rebuild good credit, it takes very little time to destroy it. Once your credit rating is lowered remember that there is typically no quick fix. Basically you will have to start from square one and rebuild it. Try not to succumb to the offers of a quick fix for a fee, try instead to look at the big picture and your long-term goals. With a good budget and good spending habits you can be successful in getting a good credit rating and the credit you deserve.
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