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12 steps to credit recovery in 2012 Written by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox If your 2011 financial history involved a string of late payments, dealing with foreclosure, or having accounts go to collections, your credit score probably took a beating. Still, it is possible to restore your credit if you're willing to make a consistent effort. You'll need to modify your spending, adopt healthier payment practices and tweak a ...
The truth about bankruptcy and your credit score Written by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox If you've ever filed for bankruptcy, or considered doing so, you probably worried about the impact of a bankruptcy filing on your credit score. That concern is understandable. After all, a bankruptcy stays on your credit reports for 10 long years. But choosing bankruptcy protection doesn't mean your overall credit rating has to suffer for a decade. ...
5 credit score serial killers Written by Geoff Williams When we're kids, those shirts in the bedroom closet can look like lurking monsters. Without a nightlight, the dark can seem ominous and chilling. When we're a little older, our fears turn to horror movies, roller coasters and pop quizzes. But for grownups, there's nothing quite as dark and creepy as a steadily dropping credit ...
Best secured credit cards of November 2020 Written by Christina Majaski Best secured credit cards of November 2020 Whether you have no credit, you're building credit or are in the process of rebuilding, there's likely a secured credit card that can help. CardRatings editors compare the best secured credit cards.With responsible use, the best secured credit cards from our partners can boost the credit score for someone ...
6 Things to Know Before Applying for a Secured Credit Card Written by Beverly Blair Harzog If you're looking to rebuild a damaged credit history or if you're trying to establish credit for the first time, a secured credit card might be just what you need. A secured credit card offer can help resolve a catch-22 problem that torments consumers in these situations: How do you get a credit card when ...
How to Rebuild Your Credit History After Bankruptcy Using Secured Credit Cards Written by Amy L. Cooper Arnold Several months ago Tom, a member of CreditBoards.com, filed for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Now he is in the process of rebuilding his credit history. It's a task that is not easy, but with patient persistence he is seeing progress already. Daily he checks his credit score and is slowly seeing improvement.1 In addition to ...

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