How can you maintain fair credit? - Limited/Bad/Fair Credit Questions


ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE: is an independent, advertising-supported web site. receives compensation from most credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » Questions » User Questions » Limited/Bad/Fair Credit » How can you maintain fair credit?

How can you maintain fair credit?

Answered on | Updated on July 3rd, 2011
The content is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change.

We all have needs for money on various occasions. It is not always possible to predict how much money we will need at all times. It is important to be able to maintain our finances properly in order to have reasonable or fair credit. Even if you have ended up with bad credit, you can persist in working things out so you have fair scores over a period of time. It is a process that takes time and cannot be done in one shot.

It is important to rebuild your credit by managing your money responsibly. You should begin first by applying for a credit report which will shed light on how you stand. You have every right to request for a copy of the FICO scores from all the three credit unions and you are entitled to a free copy once a year. You will be able to understand what has affected your credit score and how you can avoid those instances from happening again. Everyone makes mistakes, but it is important to learn from them if you wish to grow.

When you are aspiring to get fair credit scores, you must start by saving money and paying off what is owed every time. When you decide to put off paying the money you owe, you are lowering your credit score. In addition it is also important that you know that applying for too many credit cards is an unwise idea. When you apply for every card you see, you will end up getting marked down by the credit unions. In addition making a payment late is also a bad idea. You might think that you plan to pay more than the minimum amount and in bulk by paying a little later, but it will still have done the damage to your credit scores.

When your scores are no longer fair, then you will end up with a lot of problems in every financial decision you make. There are often hikes in annual fees and higher interest rates charged when people have done too many mistakes. In addition many people do not realize that using the cards now and then is important. The amount of credit you have available will be reduced when you do not use it properly.

Disclaimer: This editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer(s). Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of the credit card issuer(s), and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer(s). Reasonable efforts are made to present accurate information, however all information is presented without warranty. Consult a card's issuing bank for the terms & conditions.
All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products' Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.
Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
Perfect credit not required for approval; we may approve you when others won’t
Fair/Bad Credit
Instant $500 Credit Line. No Credit Check.
Bad Credit
Monthly reporting to the three major credit bureaus
Fair/Bad Credit

Other Questions in
Limited/Bad/Fair Credit

You've successfully subscribed!

Please specify the following:All these fields are optional

Your Credit History
Themes you are interested in:

By providing this information you help us make our news letters more useful and informative. Thank you!