Often when someone has had the bad luck and bad circumstances to find themselves in trouble with their credit, it is tempting to try to right the situation by answering one of the following familiar taglines: “Credit problems? No problem!", “We can erase your bad credit – 100% guaranteed!", “Create a new credit identity – legally!", “We can remove bankruptcies, judgments, and liens and bad loans from your credit file forever!" These promises and assurances can be very seductive when one is in the throes of a credit nightmare, but not all of these promises are worth trusting, and some of those assurances could get you into bigger trouble than you were in before.
Often credit card debt comes from circumstances that, as consumers, are beyond our control. Access to credit can be a heady and sometimes dangerous perk. Before most people know it they can end up deeply and dangerously in debt. Quick fix answers will not always (or more accurately, barely ever) really help relieve the stress and damage of bad credit. Frugality, conscientious spending and careful planning are the only things that can truly reverse the terrible effects of bad credit. However, even these tactics take time, sometimes years, and can put a terrible financial strain on those trying to pull themselves out of debt.
Though many online advice sites do not suggest it, some do suggest that getting a bad credit credit card is a good idea. A bad credit credit card that is paid on time is one of the best ways to improve credit. If, however, the customer perceives that he or she will be unable to make payments on time every month, an unpaid bad credit credit card is the easiest way to cause even more damage to already dismal credit.
In order to start the process of getting a better credit score the first and most important step is to find out exactly what you have against you on your record currently. Major, nationwide consumer reporting companies such as Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are required to provide consumers with comprehensive credit reports detailing the judgments against them in the credit universe. Once the consumer has this document from one of the major nationwide consumer reporting companies they are better able to see and take the necessary steps to improve and alter their credit history and their credit future. For many, this is the first step to financial freedom
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