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Don't Let Bad Credit Be Your Downfall

Nov 28, 2007
Everybody makes mistakes at one time or another, but there are many who have few scruples when it comes to credit issues. At one point in time, bad credit was more of a reality for most of us. It's because there were so many options available that we never really considered if a loan would do us good or pull us down even further, or if we would be able to pay for credit card purchases at all.

One can come up with more than a dozen reasons for a downfall of this kind. In all honesty, there was a time when I owed so much that I had been making late payments or altogether missing payments. Surprisingly, I was not too worried about bad credit. In fact it was the farthest from my mind. I just wanted to finish paying off my debts, and never really thought about the disadvantages of becoming a high risk borrower.

What struck me then and what still strikes me now is that many people are blissfully unaware of the causes and consequences of having bad credit. To clear things up, bad credit usually stems from not being able to make timely payments, failing to pay, exceeding your credit card limit and filing for bankruptcy. At the same time, one should be aware that lenders will not take an occasional late payment to mean that one has bad credit.

But if they see a trend -- which could be based on your payment history as well as the status of your other loans or debts -- they will presume that you are unable to pay. It is always better to get in touch with your creditors in times of financial stress instead of trying to avoid them. This may come as a surprise, but lenders will be willing to help you make the payments. Running away or hiding from debtors is usually the first sign that you are on the verge of having bad credit.

One can come up with scores of reasons why one must avoid having bad credit. If you have bad credit, chances are you will have a hard time applying and getting approval for a new loan or credit card. If you have bad credit, you may not be given the best deals either. The risk debtors take in lending you money will have to be shielded with higher interest rates. Believe it or not, bad credit also affects your employment chances, residential choices and sometimes even your insurance.

I have been there and I have seen the dark side, the humiliation of being turned down a job as well as having an apartment manager tell me that because of my bad credit history they won't be able to accept me into the building. Such humiliation is purely avoidable.

Rather than fall into a debt trap of this sort, make an attempt to improve your spending habits today. It is just a matter of being able to manage your funds properly as well as looking for the right lending companies. It is not as easy as it sounds. With a little time and effort, anybody can manage to get a solid grip on one's finances.
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