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Bad Credit Does Not Mean You Are A Bad Person

Aug 17, 2007
Credit Repair Tips
Bad credit does not mean that you are a bad person.

Have you recently applied for a loan only to hear the dreaded word "denied"? This type of situation is one that can be devastating. It doesn't mean you are irresponsible or shirk your bills. Regardless of the stigma attached to a low credit rating, there are probably logical reasons for your less than flawless credit. Still, the damage has been done. Now it's time to fix it. If you follow some simple credit repair tips, you could be on your way to mending your credit.

The first credit repair tip to remember is that you can dispute any items on your credit report. The credit bureau must prove any claims. If they cannot prove them, they must remove the items from your credit file. If they don't respond within one month of your disputing of an item, they must remove that item from your credit report.

Another credit repair tip is to contact any creditors with which you have outstanding accounts. Sometimes, being candid about your financial woes is the best option. Schedule a payment arrangement on the contingency that they update your credit report to reflect the account as being up to date. Make sure to keep your new payment arrangements. Getting behind again is the worst thing you can do when trying to boost your credit rating.

A simpler credit repair tip is one that might appeal to you if you are overwhelmed by the prospect of contacting creditors. You always have an option of having someone do the "fix-it" work for you. You can approach a credit repair company. Just be sure that you read all the fine print in any agreement. Remember that according to the Credit Repair Organization Act of 1997, credit repair companies are prohibited from accepting a dime from you until service has been rendered. Make sure that they have given you documentation of all payments, contract terms, etc. They should also be able to give you an estimated time frame of how long the reconstruction process will take.

No credit repair tip can magically erase the blemishes that taint your credit report. However, following these few simple credit repair tips can help shape your credit into that of a more desirable candidate. Take steps toward making your loan application disappointments turn into a thing of the past. Before you know it, you may hear that magic word "approved"!
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Cornelius P Crumpacker
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