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Credit repair helps consumers get various loans that provide access to the cash they need for bills and unexpected expenses.

Repair Your Credit Score: Mama Said It Pays to Ask

Nearly everyone faces credit score problems at some point in their life. Sometimes, you may even feel like you’re facing piles of bills with PAST DUE stamped all over them so high that you can build a fort to hide from debt collectors.

There is good news: you don’t have to feel overwhelmed or upset. You can take some easy steps to repair your damaged credit report.  Don’t just hide in your paper fort of doomed bills. Remember how your mama always said it pays to ask questions sometimes?
Step one: Get a free credit report
Get your free credit report, which serves as a summary of your financial history, and comb through it to see what your situation is. Then you can make a plan. Ignorance is not bliss in this case!

Three credit reporting agencies—Equifax, Experian and TransUnion—determine your FICO credit score, the number lenders use to assess an applicant’s credit risk. Credit scores range from 300 to 850. If your score falls below 620, it’s usually more difficult to obtain loans at the best rates.

Your FICO score takes into account various factors in each of these five areas to determine credit risk:

Payment history
Current level of debt
Types of credit used
Length of credit history
New credit

You can request your credit report from each of these companies once a year for free by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228. That’s right—it’s FREE!

 
Step 2: Make a Plan
If things look bad, assess the damage. See if there is anything on your report that you need to dispute. If you’re defaulting on several accounts, choose the highest delinquent bill payment and let that one go, but try to get current on all accounts. If [...]

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