How To Get Your Credit Straight

By: Michele F. Richardson

Many people today do not understand what it really means to have bad credit. I used to be one of them. With each passing day, I realize the significance of having credit and using it wisely. Bad credit can be a huge obstacle to getting the car or house you want. It can literally keep you in poverty all of your life and keep you from achieving your dreams of success. Having good credit doesn't necessarily mean being filthy rich. It simply means that you have access to the resources necessary to do what you need to do when you need to do it. Understanding your true purpose in life and therefore, your destiny, is key to using credit wisely.

Cash In The Bank

Having good credit is like having money in the bank. If you own or ever want to own a car, home or other investment, you need good, solid credit. Bad credit is a dream killer. For most your major investments, you will need access to thousands even millions of dollars in capital...cold, hard cash. If you have bad credit, you won't be able to get a dime.

Are You Worth The Risk?

If you are serious about using credit wisely, and you have made sure that you have the financial capacity to pay back the loan, you will establish good credit. When you establish good credit, lenders love you and want to give you money. They will even present you with pre-approved offers. Keep in mind that lending is a business, it's an industry. The investors or creditors need to invest money to make a profit. If you have good credit, they will want to invest in you because not only will you pay them back, but you will pay them back with interest.

If you are not serious about using credit wisely and just want to spend someone else's money without the intention or the means of paying it back, you will screw up your credit and be labeled a bad credit risk. without . However, if you do not have the financial means and/or the intention of paying back the loan, you will screw up your credit and will become a bad credit risk.

Fix It and Forget It

Here are the three (3) essential things you MUST do to fix your credit and put your it on auto-pilot to a good credit history:

1. Change your attitude toward money. It is a tool for helping you to achieve your destiny. You should never be slave to it.

2. Eliminate your poverty mindset. Amazingly, those wanting the most to be rich would become even poorer if they got the money they so desire. Why? Because if you have a poverty mindset, it will destroy your wealth. Unless you eliminate the poverty mindset, you will always be poor regardless of how much money you have.

3. Take consistent, positive, and productive action to improve your credit. You don't need an expensive attorney or specialist to repair your credit. If you are willing to do a little work every now and then, you can do it yourself. Change your spending habits. Stop buying things you don't need or don't use. Give more...Keep less.

Get Your Bad Credit Straight And Live A Better Life

Having credit is not a status symbol. Despite what the fools of the world will tell you, this is not a race to see who will finish with the most toys. That's a fools game, so you should leave that to the fools. Having good credit and being creditworthy is an opportunity for you to have the most basic enjoyments of life: food, decent (not designer) clothes, modest housing, trusty transportation, and the ability to pay your utility bills on time. Having good credit is also a tool for you to live out your destiny which, I hope, includes your desire to help other people become the best they can be. Get your credit straight. Get your life straight.

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