Once your credit score goes bad, it can be difficult to bring it up. Here are some of the best solutions for bad credit score.
To get your credit report for free, go to annualcreditreport.com.
To check your credit score, go to myfico.com. There you will find all the information your need about your credit score.
Never exceed the limit of your credit cards, or get close to it. If possible, use no more than 30% of your credit card balance. Your credit score will suffer if you are constantly near, or over the limit.
Don't use 5 different credit cards simultaneously and have them all charged with various amounts. If you can, put all those charges on a single credit card. One of the factors to determine your credit card balance is how many of your credit cards have balances. The fewer, the better.
If you successfully repaid an old debt, meaning that you paid it on time and under agreed terms, leave it on your credit report so that anybody who checks your credit report can see you are a responsible person who handles his/her debts well.
One of the most effective ways of keeping your credit score high is paying your bills on time. Never miss or be late with a payment of anything.
When you take a cash advance, that might indicate that you have money problems, or that you will have them in the near future. This could lower your credit rating, so try to avoid it if at all possible.
If you are not sure you'll be able to improve your credit score on your own, try using a credit repair company. Be sure to know how much will it cost you and what exactly are they able to do for you that you can't do on your own.
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Often canceling old cards and opening new ones will look bad on your credit score. The longer you have an open account with the same credit card company, the more reliable you will look to potential money lenders, landlords, employers, etc.
Regularly check your credit report and complain about any mistakes it might hold. Everybody make mistakes, so don't take your report for granted. Study it carefully to see if everything written in it is true.
Clear your debt as much as possible. The less debt you have, the better will your credit score look. Check Debt for solutions.
Being late on your payments, or missing them entirely, will decrease your credit score. If you know you won't be able to honor current payment schedule, talk to your lenders to make a new payment plan, the one you will be able to sustain. That way you will avoid damage to your credit score.
If you've never been late with your payments except once and are otherwise an exemplary client, ask your lender to remove it from your credit history so it doesn't hurt your credit score. Depending on how long you have been with them, it is likely to work.
The more credit you have available to you, the better will your credit score be. You don't have to use it. Just keep it available. If it's too tempting to have several credit cards and you're afraid you'll get into more debt, just cut them up.
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