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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.