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How many times have you been scammed by commercials and
companies stating that bad credit, no credit, bankruptcy,
or divorce is okay?

The truth of the matter is that it's not okay. Having poor
credit can devastate your life style. In today's society,
your credit speaks for you. It is how you are viewed and
judged.

Whether you are trying to buy a home, refinance a home,
apply for a credit card, even a cell phone, it will be
necessary to have satisfactory credit. However, there are
some legitimate companies that specialize in working with
individuals with poor credit.

The down fall to this is that you suffer from extremely
high interest rates and low lending amounts. Most
individuals with poor credit opt to take advantage of these
opportunities, which usually result in more debt and
credit
beyond repair.

Managing your credit is the key to your financial success.
There are various programs available to help you
understand, manage and repair your credit. However, these
programs come at an expense.

You may opt to pursue this goal yourself, with out the help
of a professional. This option will save you money and
help
you gain ample knowledge about your credit and how to
manage it.

In all honesty, there is nothing that a credit repair
agency can do to repair your credit; that you can't do
yourself.

Here are a few basic steps to repairing your credit:

* 1. The first step to repairing your credit is to order a
copy of your credit report. You can obtain a copy of your
credit report, by contacting the three major credit
bureaus:

Equifax Credit Information Services, Inc
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374
1-800-685-1111
www.equifax.com

Experian Credit Information
P.O. Box 9532
Allen, TX 75013
1-888 397 3742
www.experian.com

TransUnion
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19022
1-800-916-8800

www.transunion.com

* 2. The second step is to check your credit report for
inaccurate information; such as: Collections or debts which
have been paid and never updated.

You may also check for inaccurate charge amounts and
duplicate items. These are common mistakes made by the
credit agency and or the creditor. If you are aware of any
mistakes, dispute the information with the credit bureau
immediately. They will perform an investigation and have
the information updated.

* 3. The third step is to avoid more debt. It is important
not to over exceed your budget. Your total debt should not
over exceed 45% of your income. This will include, current
living expenses, credit cards, car loans and personal
expenses, such as: cell phones, pagers, etc.

This list contains just a few of the many steps you can
take to repair your credit. The wise scenario to take is to
manage your credit and not let it become damaged.

The fact is that repairing your credit will take time and
effort. However, getting back on track will make all of
your hard work and time spent worth it.
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About the Author

John Simpson works in software development. A few years
ago, he got in trouble with credit card debts. Now he's
written a series of articles explaining how he recovered,
and repaired his credit.




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