Understanding Your Credit Is Essential In Everyday Life
Understanding your credit
Good credit today is an essential part of every day life. We buy so many things on credit from homes to cars, furniture
to groceries, gas, clothes, and anything you can think of. That is why your credit is important to you. Information on your credit report
can stay on there for up to ten years. Unfortunately, not all of us have the best credit. There are over 2,000 credit bureaus in the United
States that are the gatekeepers of you credit. The three major credit bureaus are Experian,
Equifax, and TransUnion. They score your credit
according to their formulas to develop what is known as Fico Scores. Fico scores usually range from 400 to 850; 400 being lowest score and
850 being the highest score. These credit ratings or Fico scores estimate the ability and willingness to repay a debt or loan.
Can you simply repair bad or no credit? Unfortunately, you cannot. It will take time and patience to repair your bad credit.
No credit is almost as bad as bad credit. Most lenders do not approve people with no credit history. That's because they have low or no FICO scores. The good news is that you do not have bad credit. You are ahead of the game if you have no credit know you just have to develop your credit.
If you have do bad credit, this may take more time and effort to repair. The first step in repairing your credit is to
get a credit report on yourself. Once you
obtain your credit report make sure the information on the report is in fact correct, such as your date of birth, your
last known living address, the list of all you creditors, and of course your full name.
Then use one of the resources in this Credit Assistance area to repair and build your credit to where it should be.