Credit Score Scale: Cleaning Up Your Credit Rating

By Marc Marseille

Everyone in the United States is being affected one way or another by the current state of the economy. Many americans are seeing a huge dip in their credit scores. This is truly unfortunate because the time to invest and become successful is right now.

If you have been bitten by the credit bug, then the time to get a fresh beginning is right now. The process of improving your credit may take several months, so getting a head start right now makes a lot of sense. By the time the market comes around, you will have a better chance to improve yourself.

When deciding to take control of your financial future by re-establishing your credit rating, there are few things that greatly enhance your chances. One way is to change your bad payment history by making your payments on time, even you have to make the minimum payment. The fact that your bills are current will look good on your bureau.

Another important rule of thumb to keep your credit score rising is your debt to income ratio. What this means is the amount of money you have available in conjunction with the amount of your credit limit. A good rule of thumb is to keep your balances at about 30%.

Foreclosure and Repossessions are the most damaging blows to a good credit history. The good news is that there are ways you can diminish the negative aspects of the bad credit blemishes. You can hire the services of a credit attorney for additional information on your options or to represent you. There are many reputable companies on the net that provide credit counseling services for a nominal fee monthly.

If you choose to save money, you might want to consider a do it yourself credit repair kit. Most credit repair kits will provide your with all the FCRA rules and regulations as well as resources needed to resolve your credit issues on your own.

The saying "Success Is When Opportunity Meets Preparation" is especially true in tough financial times. Everything from real estate to automobiles is being sold at an all time low. You may not be able to take advantage of these deals now, but you surely can start preparing yourself to benefit in the future.

If there is one positive during tough financial times, it is the inability to open new credit accounts and therefore creating more debt. Improving your credit score now will put you in great position to deal with the opportunities that will be presented in better times. - 31382

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