In this consumer oriented society, bad credit can feel like the kiss of death. If you have a bad credit score, you can expect to pay higher interest rates, and you may also have to accept less than desirable terms and conditions for your loans or lines of credit.
Improving your credit score is easier than you think. Financial experts recommend you check your credit score before you do anything else. You may be doing better than you think.
If you have bad credit, you may want to avoid consolidating your debt or transferring your balances to one card. When you transfer your balance, you effectively kill off your credit history for the closed accounts. Instead of closing accounts, make every effort to pay them down. This helps to increase the ratio between your available credit line and your account balance.
One of the best ways to improve your credit rating is to make a budget and stick to it. Include in your budget a plan to pay down your balances by as much as your can reasonably afford every month. If you can get your credit card accounts to less than 30 percent of the card limit, it will help to improve your score.
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