12 steps to credit recovery in 2012
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
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
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 December 2019
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6 Things to Know Before Applying for a Secured Credit Card
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 [...]
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How to Rebuild Your Credit History After Bankruptcy Using Secured Credit Cards
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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