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Should I Deal With My Bad Credit On My Own Or Use A Company

Dec 7, 2007
Many people believe that credit repair companies can be very helpful in getting your credit report back on track. Sure, perhaps they can be of benefit sometimes, if you get the right company and you do not have to pay them much if your credit report does not change for the better. But most credit repair agencies will try to get all the money out of you that they can, when in all reality you could do it just as well or better on your own.

Credit repair companies are almost always beneficial in the fact that they are quick and convenient. The speed at which they can dispute your credit report is amazing, but that does not change the fact that the dispute will probably take about thirty days to produce any results. It does not depend on the swiftness of the credit repair company alone, but also the amount of time it will take the credit bureaus to investigate your dispute, which may take much longer considering you're not paying them to do it.

The biggest attraction that people see when they ask for help from a credit repair agency is the fact that the company does all the work so that they don't have to. Sure, that's worth the money, right? Not always. Credit repair companies will charge you an arm and a leg, plus an extra few bucks to dispute your credit report. Sometimes this dispute doesn't even turn out to be effective, but you still owe them money because they took time out of their day to try and fix your problems. This is reason enough for them to charge you, and you really can't do anything about it.

Sometimes credit repair companies aren't even legitimate. Make sure that you know who you are dealing with before you pay them anything. A lot of "credit repair services" out there are really just crooks who are out to get your money and leave you hanging. Don't pay anybody anything in advance. However, when you do it yourself, there are a couple disadvantages there too. Doing it yourself may end up proving to be worthless if you don't know what you're doing. However, researching what you should and should not do through the Internet, family, friends, and/or coworkers will help you to understand better what you should do to make your dispute most effective. Ignorance is nothing you can't fix, right?

Still, it does take time to dispute your credit report. If you cannot find the time to do it yourself and feel that paying for someone else to do it is worth the money, then by all means get help. But saving money and getting your credit report fixed is a route that most people would take any day rather than paying someone who might not even get the job done.
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