Credit Score

Submitted by Michelle909 on Thu, 04/30/2009 - 18:45

What steps should i take to improve my score from low 500 to low to middle 600. I have around a 6 month time frame to do this. I have been paying down all my bills but there is still a huge amount in the 20k range. What are my steps i should be taking?

Hi, Best thing to do is pay off all old bills, charge offs and stuff like this. Pay your bills on time and pay your entire debt below 30% of your entire credit limit. And over time your score will improve. In 6 months time you would want to pay as much debt down as you can afford too. In 6 months you can make a big difference to your fico score but its up to you. I will not guarantee 100 point increase. And dont apply for any new CC or new loans during this 6 month period.

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 18:51 Permalink

Credit scores are calculated based on data in your credit reports and, as fluid numbers, change over time, sometimes on a daily basis! That's why its so important to stay on top of your credit reports for changes that could affect your credit scores. Other than pulling your credit report on a daily basis, credit monitoring is the best way to know what's happening in your credit report.Triple Advantage credit monitoring lets you do both-it monitors all three of your credit reports for key changes and alerts you if any are found, plus you can pull your credit report and check your credit score every day as a paid member!

Fri, 05/01/2009 - 09:42 Permalink
Jack (not verified)

There are literally hundreds of credit repair websites and a lot of them try to guarantee success but the reality is most of them are just a waste of money. They use methods of repairing your credit you can do yourself if you simply google credit repair templates. Their process is very lengthy and requires months and even years to get a lot of things removed and sometimes the bad marks can come back as some companies are very persistent, especially if you still owe them money.

The only guaranteed method to repair your credit is to pay off the old bills and get your derogatory balances to $0. "Well that isn't very helpful" is probably what you are saying. Since none of us just have cash laying around to do that there are other things you can do that are guaranteed to increase your FICO score practically overnight and start rebuilding your credit.

It's actually very simple. Sign up for Millennium Secured Credit Card and send them $300. Buy $90 worth of groceries on it and make the payments. Keep the balance under $90. Then sign up for and get a $10,000 unsecured credit card, buy something and make the payments. Do a google search for USA Shopping Club and sign up with them for $12,500 unsecured credit card buy something and make the payments, Eclub USA and get your $3,500 credit card and finally Horizon Gold and get your $500 credit card.

Once all of these companies report to the credit bureaus you are going to see an immediate increase in your FICO score. Guaranteed. Then you can work on getting the bad marks paid off and removed. It's much easier to get them permanently deleted if you don't owe them any more money.

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 18:02 Permalink