Building your credit history is important in today’s time, especially since the laws are changing. We are moving into a system that is making it difficult for us to get ahead unless we have excellent, or at most good credit history. Credit is important to rent, obtain student loans, and apply for loans or credit cards, as well as getting jobs. Nowadays if you do not have a major credit card, it is nearly impossible to make purchases at some areas.
Bad credit only leads to frustration and headaches we want to avoid. If you have bad scores on your credit report, it takes seven long years before the credit is cleared and ten years for bankruptcies to be removed from your files.
Therefore, if you want to save yourself some headaches it is time to get started building your credit history. To build credit you have to keep constant watch of the activities on your credit report.
To obtain copies of your credit report you need to contact the three B’s. TransUnion, Equifax and Experian have updated copies of your reports. To find out more information go online to get the information needed to get your copies. After you review, your credit reports make sure there are no false claims against you on the report before you proceed to clear up your accounts.
If you notice, any false claims make sure to file a dispute immediately with each credit bureau. You are protected under law and it is the credit bureaus obligations to investigate the claims and clear up any mishaps. After your have cleared up any allegations made against you, your next step is knocking down the accounts on your credit report. It is time to save money.
If you do not have a credit history, it is time to get started. Building credit is essential for your future survival.
If you do not have a credit history, you might want to start by applying for a personal loan or else a credit card. If you are turned down, ask a family member or friend to co-sign with you to get the loan or credit card. Make sure your family member or friend has established credit and their history is not delinquent. Once you get the card or loan, make sure you meet each month’s installments.
If you miss any payments the co-signers are responsible to pick up the tab. do not make enemies, pay your dues on time. After about six months of using your credit card or else paying on the loan you will have notoriety and able to apply for credit cards or loans in your own name. It is important that you continue working and remain in a home. Lenders often question stability and if you are moving around from home to home or else switching jobs the lenders are less likely to lend you money or credit.
After about one year, you will have built your credit if you continue this procedure and can then apply for a home mortgage loan or car loan. It depends on your income and age when bank lenders investigate your case to determine if you qualify for a loan. Therefore, if you are in your forties and just getting started building credit your applications will take longer for consideration.
Getting started early is the trick to building a stable credit history. Now if you have a credit history already you want to maintain payments to avoid complications. Once you establish a bad credit history, it is harder to get back on your feet again. The best solution for maintaining, building, or else reestablishing credit history is to keep a close monitoring system on your financial tabs.
If you are working everyday and your base income per week is around $300 it is important that you find a budgeting system that works with your pay. Do not take more than you need. If you have a base income of $300 keep your spending below that base pay to build credit, maintain credit or else repair your credit history. Remember, credit history is important to your future and nowadays everyone judges you by your credit.