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Repair bad credit in 4 easy steps

To repair a bad credit is no rocket science, and you don’t have to spend as much money as other people think. All you really need to have is a solid credit repair action plan and the discipline to stick to that plan until your credit score starts rising up. Keep in mind that credit repair takes time, so do not be concerned if nothing happens after a few months.

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This is where many people fail, they tend to rush things and quit when they don’t feel like something is happening. You have to follow through with your plan; you have to have the right mindset in order for you to achieve your goal of being able to repair your bad credit.

The planning part is where people hit a blank wall, they don’t know what to do, where to start and most are consumed by the thought of them having a low credit score and the disadvantages of having such. Plus, the worry of having to slowly repair a bad credit drains people’s energy and makes them helpless.

That is what this article aims to address, to show people what to do, where to start, and how to act whenever faced by the challenging task of having to repair a bad credit. And it’s all but 4 easy steps.

Step 1: Secure a credit report and study it. Find out what is making your credit score low. Look out for; missed payments, defaulted loans, current debt, recent financial challenge such as bankruptcy, negative reports, and the like… This is where your action plan will be focused on.

Step 2: If you don’t know it yet, find out where your credit score comes from. Credit bureaus look at 5 factors in determining your credit score. These are your payment history, current debt, length of credit history, new credit, and credit mix. Knowing these will enable you to personalize your strategy and target which factor needs most attention, but keep in mind that you have to take care of the other factors too; you don’t want to be addressing one factor and completely ruining another.

Step 3: Draw up your action plan. Now that you know how credit scores are come up with and you know what is making your score low, it is time to determine the steps that you need to take in order to repair your bad credit. Depending on your situation, you might need to pay down your debts, close out some credit lines, or consolidate debts. You might want to consult an expert when determining your action plan.

Step 4: Follow through and stick to your plan.

Step 4 is probably the most important step in repairing bad credit because the best plans won’t matter if you’re not disciplined enough to stick to it. Everything is hard before it becomes easy and bare in mind that if you quit, you will have to do it all over again right from the start.

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July 5, 2010 - Posted by | Finance | , , , ,

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