Any payment made 30 days or more after the due date is at risk of being reported to the three credit bureaus as a late payment. And having your credit report peppered with them can cause your credit score to plummet. Added to that is the fact that the payment continues to show up on … Continue reading How to Get a Late Payment Removed from Your Credit Report →
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Credit repair isn’t a difficult process, but it is easy to make mistakes along the way. We’ve put together a list of what we think are the top 5 credit repair mistakes that you don’t even realize you’re doing. You might be surprised with what you find. Not keeping record of your credit repair history. … Continue reading Top 5 Credit Repair Mistakes →
When you’re working on increasing your credit score, it’s important to know how exactly the scoring process works. That way, your financial decisions can be guided by what’s best for your wallet as well as what’s best for your credit score. Whether you’re trying to rebuild credit after a tough period, or want to get … Continue reading Why You Have 3 Different Credit Scores →
It’s an unfortunate truth that credit reports aren’t guaranteed to be accurate. Research conducted by the FTC discovered that one in four Americans have mistakes on their credit reports that are significant enough to potentially impact their scores for the worse. Even if you don’t think you have a negative item on your credit report, … Continue reading How to Remove Negative Items from Your Credit Report →
You want to improve your credit score, but you have outstanding debts to a collection agency. Before you pay it all off, take a few moments to evaluate your personal situation. Different types of debts should be handled in different ways because they each affect your credit score uniquely. The way you handle your repayment … Continue reading Paying Off Collections to Improve Your Credit Score →