5 Simple Ways to Rebuild Your Credit

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5 Simple Ways to Rebuild Your Credit

5 Simple Ways to Rebuild Your Credit

If your credit has taken a hit, a substantial amount of time may lapse before you start to see any progress with your credit score. Although the process of rebuilding your credit might seem tedious, it is definitely worth the effort. Following these five steps can help you in your efforts to rebuild your credit…. Read More

I Need to Rebuild My Credit, Where Do I Start?

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I Need to Rebuild My Credit, Where Do I Start?

I Need to Rebuild My Credit, Where Do I Start?

We recently received this question from a reader who is looking for help with credit report errors: There are things on my credit report that do not belong on there. Things like where I have lived and accounts that have been paid off for over 10 years. How can I have them corrected? I also… Read More

Credit Cards to Rebuild Credit: How to Pick One

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Credit Cards to Rebuild Credit: How to Pick One

Credit Cards to Rebuild Credit: How to Pick One

Rebuilding credit can be tough to do. The best way to improve your credit is to open a new account and create a record of timely payments.  Yet, predictably, few banks are willing to grant credit cards to those who have a poor credit history. You don’t have to give up hope, though, as there… Read More

How Fast Can You Rebuild Your Credit?

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How Fast Can You Rebuild Your Credit?

How Fast Can You Rebuild Your Credit?

Credit.com reader Tanya wrote us recently with this question: My score is 606. At this moment, I only have a Macy’s card with a limit of $100. Divorced 5 years ago, when my ex filed bankruptcy and included the house we had together. At that moment, had credit card debts of $6k (Discover), $2k (Sam’s… Read More

How to Get Credit Cards After Bankruptcy

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How to Get Credit Cards After Bankruptcy

How to Get Credit Cards After Bankruptcy

It may sound like the stupidest financial move ever: getting credit cards after bankruptcy. But done right, it may be one of the smartest moves you can make for your credit. The main purpose for getting new credit cards after bankruptcy is to help boost your credit scores, which most likely took a hit when… Read More

6 Steps to Recovering from Bankruptcy

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6 Steps to Recovering from Bankruptcy

6 Steps to Recovering from Bankruptcy

The decision to file bankruptcy is not an easy one. Society has taught us that bankruptcy is the worst thing you can do to your credit and will haunt you for the rest of your life. This is absolutely not true. While bankruptcy does negatively impact your credit, it can be a blessing in disguise… Read More

770 to 670 – Rebuilding a Credit Score After Divorce

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770 to 670 – Rebuilding a Credit Score After Divorce

770 to 670 – Rebuilding a Credit Score After Divorce

Probably one of the last things on many people’s minds while going through a divorce is their credit score.  Unfortunately, a divorce can have an impact on one’s credit in certain situations. So what can you do if your credit score takes a hit after divorce?  A reader wrote in with this question: I had… Read More

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