These days, more than a few people need help fixing their credit. This site can help you repair your credit situation regardless of how much improvement it needs.

You should always request a free copy of your credit report once a year along with your credit score. There are several websites that you can use to obtain these. In fact, the law provides you with a certain number of free credit reports per year. Knowing where your credit stands is a very good way to start figuring out how to repair it. The following websites are legitimate:

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After reviewing your credit report, record the items that are negative. Having a list of everything on your report that is bad for your credit can come in handy. You need to be aware of the information on your credit report, because erroneous entries should be corrected. If you do find errors on your report, call the credit bureau and the companies that made the errors, so you can work on having those items removed.

If you have some financial challenges, contact your creditors to determine if you can pay late or in installments. Being aware of potential interest penalties will let you know what should be paid first, and will save you money. Focus on paying off inflexible accounts first, followed by those that allow late payments.

Make sure you research your rights when it comes to collection agencies. For instance, you won’t be imprisoned if you can’t pay a bill, and threats made by collection agencies are not legal. While the statutes may vary from one state to the next, making threats and abusive statements is typically illegal. Make sure that you know your rights in regards to debt collectors.

The balance on your credit cards should stay lower than 30 percent. This is beneficial in keeping your payments manageable. You can make sure you have a reasonable payment by doing this, and your credit will look better too.

Developing a payment plan may be your best bet if you are looking to eliminate your debt. Many people are happy to work with you, as this is the easiest way for them to recoup lost money. Avoiding collectors only leads to more frustration on their part as well as yours. You can start a conversation by explaining your financial situation, and extending an offer to work with them to repay your past debt. Oftentimes, being honest and easy to work with can result in collections agencies reducing your bill. This reduction can be significant and makes a big difference to people who are having financial difficulties. You can stop further charges on your bills by making an effort to pay them.

Credit repair can be started now, don’t wait to get started. These items are things you can do to help move yourself forward quickly, to new and improved credit.

Dan Maxwell, Jr
Dan Maxwell, Jr

My life's work is about helping younger professionals and entrepreneurs create the most extraordinary results in their lives, careers and businesses.

    4 replies to "Easy Ways To Repair Your Credit"

    • Dave

      Great post, Dan. I used to work in lending and it always surprised me how many people were oblivious of their credit rating or how important it really is.

      • Dan Maxwell Jr

        Thanks Dave.

        It would seem all common place that people should know their credit rating given how important credit is; but sadly it’s not the case.
        how long did you spend in the lending industry? What other Credit related issues did you find consumers needing more information about?

        • Dave

          All in all close to 10 years. I started out as a loan officer and then eventually managed a couple of lending offices. The general public seems to have little understanding of basic lending principles such as credit history, collateral, titles, underwriting, real estate appraisals etc. There’s no surprise the sub-prime credit market is so huge.

          • Dan Maxwell Jr

            Thanks for sharing your experience Dave. There are few categories which I am yet to add to the site. One of them is real estate. I will also be expanding the credit discussions into a full category of its own. I’ll definitely do some research, and share tips on those areas as well.

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