How You Can Fix Your Credit Fast
Repairing your credit might be badgering your mind wherever you go. A whole industry revolves around credit repair, but you can use these tips for free before spending money on professional assistance, many of which are useless scams.
When you inspect your credit report for errors, you will want to check for accounts that you have closed being listed as open, late payments that were actually on time, or any other myriad of things that can be wrong. If you find an error, write a letter to the credit bureau and include any proof that you have such as receipts or letters from the creditor.
To ensure that your credit reports are up to date and accurate across all three major bureaus, order reports from Equifax, TransUnion and Experian every year. You are entitled to a free report from each bureau every year, so checking all of your credit reports will cost you nothing and could help you to uncover a damaging error.
It is important to have two major credit card accounts open and reflected on your credit report. These accounts should also have all the available credit still on the cards. Having two major credit cards shows relationships with Credit-card companies, and therefore, without these relationships or with more than two, you are viewed as a credit risk.
The law requires that credit bureaus be notified in writing of any errors you may find on your credit report. In order to best protect yourself and document your request, you should send any letters via certified mail; this will require the credit bureau to sign, acknowledging receipt. It is important to document your request in the event they do not remove bad information from your file promptly.
Avoid using credit cards. This is helpful when you are in debt and can’t pay back what you already owe. It is also good to avoid charging things to a credit card that you can’t immediately pay off. This will help you from acquiring any other debts that you can’t pay.
Obtain your annual free credit report each year without fail. This is a free service provided, so why not use it? This free credit report could be the best reference to make your credit decisions, regardless of what your issues may be. You want to be sure that you are viewing the report each year to know what updated information is present.
Fixing your credit is not an overnight fix. Make sure that you are fully committed to repairing your credit. Get organized and come up with different plans to help repair your credit and make a list of what you actually need to do. This will help your success on your journey.
Your credit may need to be repaired, but you are the best person to fix it. After all, you’re the one who created the situation to begin with. Give yourself power again by setting your credit right. More importantly, make sure you learn enough, so that you do not ever have bad credit again.