The Truth About Bad Credit

: Chris Lee Law Firm

  Filed under: Credit Counseling

Credit troubles, we all dread them and too many of us have them. Dealing with our credit score is rarely a positive experience, mostly because we wait until a problem arises before taking control of it. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Managing your credit is not as difficult as you may think.

Taking Control

Many people exiting Dallas bankruptcy courts have challenges in credit ahead of them. Luckily, having filed for bankruptcy has already given them a jumpstart on the game by erasing high debt balances and negative payment histories. However, they too have to take control if they are to rebuild a positive credit history.

Monitor your report. Many people carry inaccurate reports around for months or years before ever noticing the information is incorrect. If your report contains inaccurate information, request to have your information corrected right away. You have the right to dispute information and have your report be cleared of any wrong information once the debts have been verified to belong to someone else or reflect a satisfied status.

Make a plan. Most people view credit as a tool of convenience for spending, rather than a means of speaking about your status as a borrower. Using credit to fund luxury or unnecessary purchases is likely to lead to high debt balances; which, in turn, lead to increased chances of missed payments. Know how much you can afford in a payment each month and spend accordingly.

Shop around. Just because you have less than perfect credit doesn’t mean you have to accept whatever line is being offered. There are plenty of credit offers out there for even the most risky of borrowers. However, finding the right credit line takes time and compromise. You may have to accept a lower limit on a card to obtain a lower interest rate and fees.

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