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Managing our money well is important, as we are all aware, but it is not always that easy. The amount of credit we allow ourselves can have either a positive or a negative impact on our credit score, and we may end up with a poor credit report. Does a bad credit report really matter that much?


Going about our everyday life, we may not suffer too many issues because of poor credit. However, when the time comes to make a big investment, like buying a house, a history of bad spending could catch up with us. For example, when applying for a loan, a lender will want to find out how much debt you have, whether you pay bills on time, etc. They will often look at your credit report before deciding to grant you a loan.


Is there a way to improve your credit report? It is a good idea to take a look at your credit report so that you can look at the areas you need to improve. You can ask for a free copy of your report every year. Another vital step to improving your credit is to make sure you pay your bills on time. If you have difficulty remembering when they are due, set up an automatic payment plan that covers at least the minimum due – this way, you will avoid hefty late payment fees. You may also want to look at the number of credit cards you have and get rid of any you no longer use. Make sure you cancel them with the company, as just getting rid of the card does not cancel the plan.

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WHAT EVERY HOMEBUYER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHOULD KNOW

 

If you are purchasing a home in Southern California, then there is some important information you should know before you buy a home. This information can mean the difference between buying your dream home... or ending up in a money pit.

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