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									Building Credit Preventing Repair
If you want to prevent credit repair procedures, you need to keep your payments up to
date. Financial emergencies may come up, so it is important that you meet minimal
payments on time. If you have utilities, house payment, car payment, or other dues try to
knock them out to avoid complications. If you are in debt over your head and have very
little income and assets it might be wise to do nothing, Sounds insane, but the reality is
when you are taking to court most of the collectors won‟t be able to collect a dime. This
procedure is called „judgment proof.‟ If you elect this procedure you won‟t go to jail.
There are advantages by acting on the „judgment proof,‟ such as the Federal Laws protect
you against creditors coming to your home and confiscating your belongings. The
downside is you are not resolving anything and in the long run you won‟t get credit. On
the other hand if you want to face your credit problems, you can take several steps to
build your credit. If you have an attitude “it doesn‟t matter how much I owe, I am in debt
and can‟t get out.” Then you probably should take the „judgment proof‟ method.
However if you have an attitude “How much do I owe so I can work to resolve.” Then
you are on the road to rebuilding your credit. Start by over viewing the current bills that
you have received. You can also call the companies that sent you the bill to find out how
much you owe. Once you have totaled your bills, and find an amount that you can pay
each month toward all the bills owed. You can also get reports of your credit report from
Trans Union, Equifax, and Experian, however unless you have recently applied for a loan
and was turned down you won‟t get these reports free. You can go online to check out the
various sources that offer credit reports, and some places enable you to get all three
reports for around $25. This is wise since the more you apply for loans or any source of
credit, the more it goes against your credit score. The credit score is more important than
the rating.

When it comes to dealing with credit repair or credit building, we have several options
available. If you are in debt for more than $10,000 and your future doesn‟t look
promising, you can always file bankruptcy. Be alert that bankruptcy doesn‟t necessary
mean that you are out of debt, rather it means that the courts will decide on a monthly fee
that you can afford to repay your debts. Some debts are dropped in bankruptcies,
depending on your lawyer and what he/she can do for you. You could also apply for a
consolidation loan, which is a little better than bankruptcy in the sense you promise to the
lenders that you will pay a certain amount each month until the debts are paid in full. It
pays to shop around if you are going this route, since some lenders charges fees to get
you out of debt, as well as some lenders do not work hard to get you affordable monthly
installments for repayments. The last thing you need is to be paying more than you can
afford each month. If you have assets, such as a house or car, you might want to sell to
raise money to get out of debt. This almost always works out in your best interest. If you
can‟t afford payments in the first place, you have nothing to loose. Once you sell your
item then you can payoff any other debts you may have and work toward building your
credit. The more effort you make in building your credit, the more opportunities you will
have of reestablishing your credit rating and score. If you are struggling to get out of debt
be sure to set up a budget for yourself so that you are not going in deeper. When you are
in debt small sacrifices or even big sacrifices needs to happen in order to repair and
rebuild your credit score and ratings.

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