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Can Do-It-Yourself Credit Repair Work For You?

Aug 6, 2008
A good credit rating is one of the most important factors in leading a sound economic life in today's society. Most people don't know how many things depend on a good credit rating. Things that we take for granted every day wouldn't be possible without a good credit rating.

Every time you miss a payment, it is reported, and goes on your credit report. If this happens too often, you will need to get your credit repaired, because you will nearly always be turned down for loans and credit cards.

Many companies offer credit repair services, they are all over the internet and classified ad pages. Nearly all claim to be able to fix your rating quickly for money. However, you should be skeptical of these companies, as nearly all are scams, and you can fix your credit rating by yourself.

You can do anything that a credit repair company could do for you: and for less money. Whatever they clam, credit repair companies cannot erase your credit report. Instead they will tell you to go to the credit bureau to challenge any negative items on your report.

Sometimes credit repair companies will even do things that could be deemed illegal. They will probably tell you to start a brand new credit card report, complete with different banking and address details.This is both illegal and ineffective.

It is so much more effective to repair your credit report yourself. If you go online, you can find lots of sites that offer steps on how to do this. The best thing to do would be to look at advice from a trusted organization.

First what you should do is get your credit report from the bureau. Once you have the report you should challenge anything on there that is incorrect (in a letter). Make sure you only challenge things that are actually incorrect. If your report is mistake free however, you will have to repair your rating the old fashioned way.

The best thing to do is get a secure credit card and use it on a regular basis. By doing this you will slowly start to repair your rating. If you only make purchases you can afford, you will be able to pay your creditors on time. This way, you will be able to prove to them that you are reliable enough for credit. Although this is a slow process, it is the only one that truly works effectively. This manner of DIY is much more successful in repairing your credit report than most methods offered by credit repair companies today.

Here's another method that has been successful for many people. Get a secured loan from you bank. This is similar to getting a secured credit card. Check with your bank to make sure that they will report your loan to the credits bureaus so that this type of loan will do you the most good. This is a good deal for the bank because they still get to charge and collect interest. The bank also has your loan secured by money that you deposited with them so there is no risk for them.
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