Your FREE Guide to Improve Your Credit Score



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Make Credit Repair Easy

Credit repair is no picnic.  It requires continual work and effort to get a good credit score and to improve a bad one.  In today’s busy life, you stand a much better chance of getting a better credit score if you make it as easy on yourself as possible.  In many cases, people actually have low credit scores not because of carelessness or indifference, but because hectic lifestyles lead to oversights and missed credit payments.

There are several things you can do to make good credit almost automatic:

Tip #73: Don’t let a bad credit score make you swear off purchases you must make

You will make life much harder on yourself if you deny yourself things you need - such as medical treatments - because your credit is poor. If you have bad credit, but need money for something urgent, consider a secured loan or a bad credit loan with generous terms.  Do not let bad credit affect your ability to stay safe and healthy.

Some people think that getting credit while trying to repair their FICO score is bad idea.  While it is true that you may not get the best interest rates on the loans you get in the time before your credit score is improved, getting loans that you need may simply be too important to put off.

Tip #74: Make arrangements to pay your bills when you are on vacation or ill

When we go on vacation, of course we want to get away from it all, but when we forget to pay our bills while away, we risk getting dings on our credit that can affect our credit risk rating. 

Make it part of your vacation practice to pay bills in advance or to arrange someone to pay your bills while you are away.  Similarly, while you are ill, arrange to have bills paid so that bills don’t pile up and so that you don’t get marked as a “non-payer.” It is frustrating to be trying to improve a credit score only to suffer a setback over a small oversight.

Tip #75: Consider online banking or telephone banking to make bill payment easier

If you have trouble getting your payments in on time, consider online or telephone banking.  This simple system is now available from virtually revery bank and can help you pay your bills in minutes - at any time of the day or night.  If you travel a lot, on line or telephone banking can be  a real life-saver as it will allow you to pay your bills no matter where you are.

Plus, you get instant confirmation of the paid bill and your payment is counted instantly.  You no longer have to worry about payments getting lost in the mail or getting lost in a bureaucratic shuffle - the record of the payment is right on your bank account statement. 

If you lead a busy lifestyle and have several late payments of bills simply because you can’t quite keep up with the errand of paying bills, online or telephone banking can be the solution that can help your credit rating by effectively putting a stop to late or unpaid bills.  With these two very convenient and quick payment options, there really is no excuse for unpaid accounts.

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