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Life is Not Over Because Of Bad Credit

Nov 21, 2007
If there is any way you could get your bad credit back up to where it used to be, or at least up to a descent level so that you could have a better chance of getting credit in the future, would you do it? If there really was anything you could do, perhaps the credit world would be a little bit less feared, yet a little bit more cheated.

But do you really have to wait the entire seven to ten years to have the discrepancies taken off of your credit report, or is there a better, quicker way for you to get your credit back on track?
Unfortunately, there is no legal way that you can have the black marks on your credit report that actually deserve to be there removed any faster than they are lawfully required to be removed. The whole reason we have credit reports is because it reflects how well you manage your credit and pay back the money you owe on a credit card or loan of some sort. If you do not manage your credit well and fail to pay your bills on time, do you really think it is fair to the rest of the credit holders who actually do a good job of handling credit if your credit report is immaculate?

Still, there are sometimes when there are discrepancies put on your credit report that rightfully should not be there. In these cases, you have the right to dispute these discrepancies. In all actuality, you have the right to dispute anything that shows up on your credit report at all, but would it really be beneficial to dispute something that you know deserves to be there? If there is something on your credit report that reflects bad credit behavior on your part that is not rightfully placed there, by all means, DISPUTE IT!

There are several things you can do to get your credit back on track. However, none of these things are a quick fix. It takes time to remove the black marks from your credit report, because credit bureaus need to know that they can trust you before they can give you a clean slate again. So what do you do to gain that trust again?

The best thing you can do for yourself is to get credit. WHAT? Yes, it sounds like the last thing you would want to do on this earth is get into something that started this mess in the first place. However, the only way you can build your credit up again is to have credit.

The difference you need to have between your credit experience before and your credit experience now is to not spend too much. Make your monthly payments easily affordable. If you cannot make your monthly payments, you will end up in the same situation and create even more bad reflections on your credit report, but if you stay within your budget, you can build good credit to eventually override the bad.
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Court is an author and expert on private student loans and unsecured personal loans.
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