Wednesday, December 9, 2020

On December 09, 2020 by Decadeofhits   No comments

To get a perfect credit score, you must have a high level of financial responsibility. Very few people obtain the highest credit score, even though many have good or excellent credit scores in the 700 plus range. Here are some things you can do to attain a high credit score:

  • Understand the term Credit

First of all, obtain your credit report, or do some research and get your credit score. Some financial agencies have preferred methods to do this, as there is no reason to do it yourself. However, you are allowed by most credit card companies to look at your credit score without charge, as a way to obtain your credit report. Otherwise, a fee may apply.

The information included on the credit report will include personal information like your name, current and previous addresses, social security number, age, employers, and credit accounts and your accounts that are open or closed over the last seven years. Report any errors to the credit agency, and provide any proof that will support your case.

  • Analyze your credit report

When you obtain the credit report, or you have access to it, take time to examine the information. Look at the names, addresses, and employers. Note any transactions you do not recognize, such as loan defaults that may indicate identity theft. objects in, or not on, your report that may be incorrect. For example, if a listing shows you repaid a loan in full but still lists it as a outstanding loan, call the credit agency to dispute the information. objects in the report that are out of date, or wrongly listed.

  • Pay your bills on time

If you have to pay any bills that are past due, make up a payment plan or start making payments three or six months ahead. Have a budget set up for yourself, so that you can start paying off any outstanding balances that you may have incurred from making late payments, or simply forgot to pay. If you can't make a monthly payment, contact a priority creditor and try to make arrangements so that the payment is not due until the following month.

  • Consider secured credit cards

Some credit card companies offer you the option of paying your bill through a secure deposit. If you take this route, you can have your payment in exchange for a deposit that is placed into a savings account that you can get to by cashing a check. Because it is initial deposit money, a secured credit card or card is not a true line of credit, and you do not go into debt. As long as your deposit remains untouched and untouched after six months, you can use the credit card again.

  • Open a bank account

Most people get their first credit account when they're in their late teens. It's best to establish credit earlier than that, to ensure a history of responsible credit use. Take out a savings account and deposit a set amount into it each month. Use a card, or similar means, and make sure that you pay the bill on time. Once you show that you are responsible with this account and have a monthly payment program in place, consider getting a loan. When you apply, keep in mind the college years, and don't go overboard, as it may affect your credit score.

  • Spend wisely

If you're given money or offered a credit card as a first try, do not spend the maximum amount available. Rather, go for the amount you know you can repay each month. If you clear the debt every month, less the purchases you make now will be allocated to building your credit. It is a smart financial habit to restrict your spending while you're trying to establish credit.


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