Wreck your Bad Credit, Build Good Credit: [11] The Importance of Credit Reports

Don’t let bad credit ruin your life. We all have difficulties and sometimes we can’t avoid obstacles that get in our way. It is important that you know your credit report status first before taking steps to repair your credit. Building credit is important, but if you do not know the basics, it is almost impossible to get out of
debt.

Sure, you get bills in the mail every day that tell you what you owe. You might even get annoying phone calls regularly to remind you of the mistakes made. Having your credit report on hand can save despair since some charges against individuals are mistakes. If you know what you owe, you are in the heading in the
right direction to repairing your credit.

Credit reports can be obtained at any of the three credit bureaus including Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. Some people will tell you to apply for a loan so that you can get a copy of your report free. This is ludicrous since each time
you apply for a loan or credit card it goes against your score. Why not pay $60 dollars now and save a fortune in the long run?

Most credit reports cost around $20 or more, but if you think about it, it will cost less later. If you are building credit, you need to consider both long and short term obstacles. There is nothing in life that is free, and that includes making the right decisions. Prepaid cards are a great start in the right direction for building your credit, but for the most part the cards offer nothing in line of restoring ultimate credit results.

The prepaid cards are treated like credit cards in one way, but it slowly builds or restores credit, so the process of credit repairing is only delayed yet obtainable. There are other types of credit cards available that claim to help restore your credit rating and score. Some of the card providers offer a lump sum of credit, but you must pay around $200 or $300 upfront. The disadvantage is that some of these companies are fraudulent and work hard at taking your money, at the same time providing you no results.

Consumers such as Trust Benefit have taking money from consumers promising them a repair solution on their credit report. Once the company takes the money, they may or may not send you a credit card. Be careful! It pays to check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) before you apply for a credit card to make sure the provider is not out to take you for a ride

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