How Debt Consolidation and Debt Management Can Help With Credit Repair

How Debt Consolidation and Debt Management Can Help With Credit Repair

When you find yourself getting in trouble, may people turn to debt management companies or a debt consolidation company. Sometimes these companies can help you with negotiations of your debt but sometimes they can dig you into a deeper whole than you first started in.

Do your homework before you start up with their services. Check the Better Business Bureau. Google the company and seek for reviews. Read through them. Check reviews on Yelp. You want to arm yourself with as much information as possible. Check the state’s Secretary of State to see if they are listed. How long have they been in business. I’d hate for you to start services, pay the company’s fees just for them to close down and not do anything for you.

Before you start, also check with the creditor or collection agency. See what they can do for you. Ask for options, whether for a payment plan or a settlement. Ask if you agree to payment, would they be willing to delete the entry from your credit report once it’s paid. Don’t let them tell you they can’t do that. If they do, ask them what law states that. There ISN’T one!!! So let them know that you’re aware. Also let them know by them telling you that they CAN’T do it, that you deem that to be providing misleading information. Empower yourself with a little bit of research.

But one thing I would like to stress before establishing any type of relationships is to ask what they are going to do with the funds that you pay. Too many times I see people who enter into an agreement with a company. They first pay the fees. Then they continue with their monthly payments until a large enough sum is reached before they will try to work out a settlement. During this time, there could be a lawsuit filed which is the last thing you want.

I’d suggest to ask 2 questions before starting:

1 – Can you stop a lawsuit from being filed?

2 – If a suit is filed and a judgment is entered against me, can you stop execution of the judgment?

If they beat around the bush with an answer, it’s obvious that you shouldn’t work with them. More times then not the answer to both questions is no. But if they answer yes to either, ask them to elaborate in great detail. It’s for your best interest.

Beware of Credit Repair Companies 2015 As They Do Not Provide Any Results

Beware of Credit Repair Companies 2015 As They Do Not Provide Any Results

Non prime credit these days can be obtained very easily and by no fault of your own. Sure there are instances of financial mismanagement and job loss but the world is suffering from an identity theft epidemic as well. What used to be a unusual thing now it is something that has happened to you, a friend, or a family member at least once. Stealing a credit card number to make purchases is one thing, but the trail left behind from someone who successfully used your social security number can be quite long and difficult to remove. None the less, there has to a proven solution to not only fix those mistakes but also prevent them from happening.

So assuming that any of the scenarios have occurred to you, you don’t really find out until it’s too late. This is when you apply for some sort of credit and you get denied. Many of you may already know the status of your credit. Either way, let us assume that you are actually seeking to get it repaired. There are many reasons for better credit including a new or reliable car, moving to a better place to live (buy a new home or rent a nice place), perhaps a credit card because it is cheaper than payday loans by far, and other things. Oh yeah, there are employment issues as well.

Most of us do web searches for everything, including credit repair. In addition to the credit repair signs you see all over town, there are other ways credit repair companies or individuals get your attention. Once they have it, it normally goes like this… ” we are glad you are seeking to repair your credit… in order to repair your credit, we will need a copy of your most recent credit report and our service fee.” Remember, nobody works for free these days, and their fee can be an upfront free, usually in the hundreds or it can be with a monthly retainer, like a popular law firm that start with an L. Regardless of how you come to terms with them, they tell you that they are providing a service and based on the items of your credit report, this process will take some time. So if you are paying a monthly fee, this could be for… who knows…

One more thing, are you going to give someone the tools they need to steal your identity? (Your credit report which has your social, date of birth, addresses, employment info, and such).

Here is the worse part, let’s say, that you paid your fee or your monthly retainer and it has been 11 months since you started your credit repair. You go apply for a loan somewhere and you get denied. So you contact your company or so called law firm and ask them why you were not approved? Their automated response it’s similar to “well sir/ma’am, we offer to repair credit but we cannot guarantee that you will have your credit applications approved because we do not know what companies you have applied for and what they look for. We mainly focus on bad credit and try to repair it.” So after having that feeling of getting ripped off by someone, you try to get a refund because why on earth would you fix your credit if your credit applications are going to get denied… correct? again, their automated response goes like this… “We cannot give you refunds on a service because we have to pay our staff, this is not a product but a service, hence there are no refund on services… ”

Unfortunately, it is not illegal in the United States to offer services, take money, and not provide what you offered. It just becomes a civil matter if you have the money to go that far, and normally the judge goes with the service provider. Not only is this a massive waste of money but if you value time more than money (like I do), it’s a double loss.

Lucky for you, there is actually a way to get your credit goals accomplished for real. Before we dive into that, let’s define accomplished. If you want to get your loan applications approved, get an UNSECURED credit cards, upgrade your vehicle, and buy a house, then this is for you. Also, if you wish to get your credit fixed without sharing your personal information such as your credit report with anyone, then this is also for you.

There is a way to correctly repair your credit regardless of what is on it, and turn it into a prime credit file that banks and financial institutions pay to get into their book of business. You ask how is this done? well, very simply actually. Banks and financial institutions have tactics that they use with their own clients to increase their book of business. You don’t do not need a crystal ball to know that every credit applicant does not get approved. Do you wonder what the banks do with the non approved clients? Well, depending on the type of business they are trying to bring and if it is a current client of theirs, they can walk them by the hand and take them from denial to approval. This only works if the client follows their instructions, step by step. And most of them do because they are seeking the financial product in the first place.

Not every bank will do this for their clients. Examples are, lets say the credit file will need more time than average to repair, lets say the clients loan request is not substantial for their time, lets say they are just too busy… bottom line is that not everyone gets the help they want, and normally get turned away because it is not illegal to not help someone with bad credit.

The same tactics that are used by these institutions are now available to you in a video course that takes less than a day to complete. These are not new tactics or procedures, but instructions that have been behind their walls for decades, with proven results. Here is the actual kicker, not every credit file is bad, in fact, there are many applicants that do not get their credit applications approved that do not have collections or other negative things on their credit report. Most are simply missing the other ingredients that banks look for before issuing credit approval. The procedures are designed generate credit approvals on many tiers but your credit gets repaired by default, but it is not the main purpose of the program.

In conclusion, do not get ripped off by these companies who say they will get your credit fixed only to find out the hard way that nothing was ever accomplished. This credit course comes directly from the only qualified source of information to properly accomplish your credit goal, which are the banks.

Good Credit Opens Doors to Financial Endeavors 2015

Good Credit Opens Doors to Financial Endeavors 2015

Getting a good financial status report leads to being able to buy a home or a car at attractive interest rates as well as getting a bank loan without any hassles. To establish a good rating the best thing to do would be to have an overall understanding of a finance score. There are certain things that an individual needs to do in order to get a good score. Paying bills on time and in full is one of the main criteria to go up the scale. A credit score is usually broken into the following components which are payment history, debt usage, credit age, account mix and frequency of application of credit. People can with the help of 3 bureau credit reports review their finance history for any potential inconsistencies.

Understanding the concept of credit is mandatory

To start with an individual must learn to work with limits on a credit card. Credit cards have a way of sucking in people’s will power as payments do not need to be made immediately. It is always advisable to pay all dues on a credit card in full rather than opting for the minimum monthly payment. Paying only the minimum due would mean paying with interest as well as credit score diminishing. This would come out as a potential inconsistency when 3 bureau credit reports are being viewed. Being aware of interest rates is a good thing for anyone who is borrowing money.

Financial History Reports are made by national bureaus

Financial History reports for landlords can be obtained by the reports made by the three national credit reporting bureaus which are known as Experian, Equifax and Transunion. Each of these bodies maintains one report on each individual. The information in each report may differ as creditors do not have to report account information to all three bodies. Judging creditworthiness is done based on a financial history report which provides a detailed history of an individual’s current and past financial transactions. The report would include loan amounts, payment history, dates on which accounts were opened and defaults if any.

Landlords must be approved before running a credit check on tenants

In order to give credit reports for landlords, companies insist that the landlord goes through a vigorous verification which would include the submission of proof of rental property, identification proof and address proof. This kind of approval can take anywhere between two to ten days or can happen in a matter of seconds.

Some landlords charge their tenants for the report and some are cautious and do not with the fear of losing good tenants. There are some landlords who start moving on this process after the prospective tenant leaves a deposit on the property.

How to Rebuild Your Credit 2015

How to Rebuild Your Credit 2015

If you are like many and wondering how to rebuild your credit the best ways possible, you might be interested in a plan to get you there. Many people are intimidated by credit because for so long it was a mystery what exactly was calculated to come up with your credit score.

When you begin looking to rebuild your credit you have to start with the basics, like figuring out if you can afford you current bills. The simple truth is that you cannot expect to repair your credit if you do not have the money to do so. I always recommend that you take some time and tally all of your monthly payments with all of your daily expenses. Then take your income and minus the previous calculation which shows how much money you are actually left with after you pay for all your expenses. If that number is negative you have to make some cuts. You just have to think of anything that you spend money on all the time, but really don’t need. This might just end up being a trip to the store before work or a stop at the bar after work.

Do not cut up all your old credit cards, this is not going to help. You just need to stop over using them and start using them wisely. Use the credit cards as a tool to boost your credit rather than something that will harm your credit. You want to use your credit cards, but not much more than a little bit each month. Doing this will keep your credit going, but you are going to have to be paying off more than you are spending if you want to do the right thing.

When you are rebuilding your credit you are going to need to understand credit utilization which is a major factor in the building blocks of credit management.

Imagine a credit card company said you could have $1,000 in available credit and you had used $350 of that, your credit utilization would be at 35% which is right around the maximum that you would want to take it. I always recommend that you never exceed this number and if you do, you bring it back down as fast as you can. When you reduce your utilization your credit goes up fairly quickly.

One of the many factors in rebuilding your credit is trying to eliminate any past due accounts. Anything that is in collections needs to be paid off. This is the best way to have them report that it is paid in full so that your credit can begin to heal itself. This can be a long and difficult journey, but it will be worth it if you can get your credit back up to where it needs to be.

Once you have developed a budget that works well with paying off all of your bills make sure that you are using any extra money on your highest interest bearing accounts. Pay all extra amounts to the highest interest account because those are the ones that you are losing the most money on. This may not seem like it factors into your credit score, but in the long run it will matter. This is going to put you on the fast track to financial success which always goes hand in hand with a rising credit score.

Total accounts is another factor of credit scores. The more lenders willing to give you credit, the better you appear. This shows that you are someone who has a lot of options and you have not burned many bridges along the way.

If you are serious about rebuilding your credit these are the easy steps to doing so. These are very similar to the steps of building credit so it is sort of like a second chance for you and your credit.

How To Important Is a Good Credit Score? 2015 Latest

How To Important Is a Good Credit Score? 2015 Latest

Good credit scores can do much more for you than what you might think, while a bad one can slow you down. Checking your credit report every year is important. If something on your report isn’t right, you need to get it fixed right away. Beyond just checking your credit report, you also want to check your credit score. Even though scores range from 300 up to 850, you should aim for at least 700. Consider the following ways your credit score is going to help you.


High credit scores allow you to obtain loans, credit cards and other credit lines. With a higher score, you are also going to get better interest rates, which helps you to save money and keep the payments affordable. Make timely payments and don’t make an abundance of changes all at once to keep your credit score up there.


If you want to purchase a home, you need good credit to do so. Your credit score also plays a role in renting a place as well. Most complexes are going to check your credit when you fill out an app. Poor credit could get you denied for housing. Pay bills on time and keep your balance on credit cards low.


If you have a credit file that is blemished, you might end up being denied employment in a number of different sectors. Credit unions, banks, government agencies, insurance agencies and the military place a lot of weight on your credit file. If you have a history of not making your payments on time, collections and charge-offs, you might be denied employment or entrance into the military. When accounts fall behind, call the creditor to make a payment arrangement with them.


The monthly premium you pay for your car and home insurance depends on your credit score. Insurance companies will use your score as a means of determining whether you are a good risk or not. You might end up being denied coverage or stuck paying a higher premium than what others will in the same category as you. Take care of any accounts that you have open. Don’t open new accounts unless you need to. Opening too many, too quickly will cause your score to go down.