Five Important Credit Tips
Do you want to expand your ability to purchase highly valuable items such as cars or a new house? Do you want to have sufficient source of funds to spend for emergency or unexpected situations such as home wreckage due to natural calamities, accidents, and immediate unemployment or brief periods of employment? These things can be acquired while maintaining your peace of mind through a good credit score. If you have a high or at least good credit score, there is a high probability that you would be granted huge amount of loans and high credit limits on your credit cards. But for you to achieve this level in credit matters, one must prove that, historically, he or she is responsible and credible debtor. Debt management and consolidation, persona finance, and budgeting are some of the many ways to improve or maintain a good credit history.
Here are five important credit tips to expand your credit limits and improve your credibility as a client-debtor to financial companies.
First, you must have a comprehensive and substantial estimation of your monthly income and expenses. Be sure that you keep track on how and where you mostly spend you income. Determine which are not so important and begin reducing your budget for such. In deciding whether to use the credit card or obtain a loan, it is very important to know if your monthly income is still enough to pay for additional fees such as interests incurred by using these credits. Hence, only use your credit card or obtain a loan if it is really necessary. If you have enough cash, then use them to avoid paying unnecessary additional costs for the interests.
Second, availability of cash is very important to avoid a huge increase of debts. Debts are incurred because the person has no available cash on hand. Hence, a savings account with enough money available can be one’s best defense from debts. It is important to note here that the person must diligently deposit regular amounts to the savings account to maintain and increase the same.
Third, if you have different credit cards, loans, and other credit cards, make sure that you update payments for each of them. Never tolerate late or missed payments. The best thing to do in this situation is consolidate all these debts into one source. For credit cards, consider using only one credit card which has the lowest interest rate and other fees.
Fourth, consider getting extra money from your home or other properties if needed by using them as collateral to obtain a credit line. Home equity loans are tax deductible hence one benefits from reductions on interests. The proceeds from this home equity loan need not and must not be exhausted all at once. Since this is a credit line, only use the amount necessary.
Fifth, make sure you balance out your checking accounts. Issuing a check without sufficient funds results to a tarnished credit reputation from the financial institutions. Bouncing checks are irritating to for the creditors.