by Brianna Banks
(Aspen, Colorado, USA)
Building credit is building a brighter future. Nowadays it takes good credit scores to purchase a home, buy a car, and get a credit card and so on. If your credit is bad usually more bad follows.
It takes you to find a solution to repair your credit. The fist step in repairing your credit is to take a look at each bill, including your past due bills.
Make sure the current bills are paid in full if possible to avoid any more reporting on your credit report. Once you have taken care of your current bills work toward paying off your late bills.
Some current bills such as utilities or other unsecured bills can wait longer than others, so you might want to payoff your secured bills first. Secured bills means that you have more to loose so you want to take care of those first before paying off nonessential bills and risking losing your home, car or whatever you are paying on.
Most utility companies will wait on a bill if you don’t have the funds. You may be able to get some help paying utilities. The Social Services and some Religious Organizations offer support to low-income families.
If you have a loan with a bank you might want to contact your lender to see if there are options for reducing your monthly mortgage or car payments. Some banks are waiting for financial burdens to occur and offer a solution, such as refinancing your home or car.
You want to be careful since some of the loans have high interest rates attached. Some loans may even have hidden charges attached so it makes sense to read the fine prints thoroughly so that you are not taking advantage of. Remember you are attempting to repair your credit so finding the best deals is important.
This brings us to cut backs. When we are striving to repair our credits we want to cut back on spending as much as possible. Sometimes we have to do without in order to better our future. Credit repair is the process of building your credit history and reestablishing your life.
This process means that you have to look at all angles to find a solution to repair your credit. When you are searching those angles you need to consider all aspects of what the solutions include. If there are added charges you probably are getting in deeper rather than building a better future and repairing your credit.
Debt Counselors, Deb Consolidation, Bankruptcy and other companies that offer credit repair solutions are often the last resort to repairing credit. Even if you think bankruptcy is the answer you must realize you will need a few hundred dollars upfront to start the process. Lawyers are not cheap!
On top of the high prices you will have to pay you will also go through court proceedings as well as many other headaches. Therefore if you can find a way out of debt on your own this is the best solution.
If you are in over your head and have nothing to loose it might be wise to ignore your debts. This sounds ludicrous but if you can’t get out this sometimes is the only answer to debt relief.
If you are on the spot and not so deep in debt you might ask your family or friends for a loan, only enough to pay off your debts. You might have to pay interest, but friends and family will often charge less and give you a longer time frame to repay your debt.
The solution is often better than applying for a loan to payoff your debts from a bank. Most lenders at bank are welcoming people that are struggling and take full advantage by finding you a loan with high interest rates.
Your monthly installments are often lower, but your price in the end is steep. It makes sense to search all options before deciding which solution for repairing your credit is right for you.
Always keep in mind when you are repairing credit that you are working toward a better future.
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