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Steps to Work Your Way Out of No Credit History Status

Answered on | Updated on June 8th, 2010
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If you are under the impression that you are very securely wrapped up to in a comfortable position simply because you have no credit history, it is time for you to realize that there are things you are missing on. What you need to show is the fact that you are capable of maintaining the credit efficiently and hence you have to work on building a good credit history.

This has to be done with great care since any mistake can lead you into having a bad credit history. Here are some steps that will help you earn a good credit history:

Step 1: Procure a Credit Card

I’ve seen many how people dread with the very mention of credit card assuming that it will move you from a condition of no credit history to ill managed debts. I call them mere assumptions because that is what they are. You must understand that no calamity can strike you if you are careful with handling your credit card the right way. So, get over the fear and apply for a credit card.

Step 2: Plan Your Finances

The fact that you now have a credit card can make you experience a sense of freedom, but stay grounded and think practically. As a first step, plan your finances right and decide in what circumstances you would be using your credit cards. Using credit cards for the smallest purchases is not advisable and is best avoided. Also, before the purchase of items with credit card, ascertain if you will be in a position to repay the amount. Remember that the credit card is only a temporary solution. Ensure you do not go overboard with your spending habits.

Step 3: Prompt Payments

Your aim is to get over the condition where you have no credit history and one way to do that is to pay your bills on time. This will help you earn a good credit history which will stand proof to your efficiency in handling the money. You must not just remember the deadlines for the payments but also plan your finances so that you do not default with the payment. A complete understanding of your spending habits is very important to achieve this.

When you have no credit history to boast about, no financial institutions would be willing to lend you a loan quickly. Many a times, people find it hard to decide if they can trust you enough even when you are job hunting. Follow the above simple steps and gain an advantage not known before!

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