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Credit Repair Kit For Dummies

By: Melyssa Barrett and Stephen R. Bucci Published: 01-07-2021

Sensible ways to manage and repair your credit 

Need a credit makeover? You’re not alone: in the U.S., outstanding credit card and other types of revolving debt have jumped over 20% in the past decade, and millions of Americans are struggling with one or more credit-related issues. Whether you’re just working on improving your score or need some sound advice on how to make debt a thing of the past, the latest edition of Credit Repair Kit for Dummies is packed with reliable information for escaping the quicksand and taking the concrete steps needed to build up a solid score.  

There are many reasons why you might have a subpar credit score—mortgage and auto debt, student loans, impacts of disasters such as COVID-19, and even identity theft. This book covers these scenarios and more, helping you identify the reasons behind a lower score and providing you with straightforward, proven techniques for managing it back to where you want it to be. Also included are sample credit reports, forms, templates, and other helpful online tools to use to whip your score into decent shape.  

  • Add information to your report to beef-up a low score 
  • Avoid, reduce, and get rid of mortgage, credit card, student loan, and auto debt 
  • Keep a good credit score during a period of unemployment 
  • Fight back against identity theft 

A good credit score is always a great thing to have. This book shows you how to put even the worst credit situations behind you and make a poor score just a bad—and distant—memory.  

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Credit Repair Kit For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 10-21-2021

Repairing your credit and keeping it in good standing is easier if you know what’s in your credit reports. Get a free copy of each of your credit reports every year and promptly correct any errors. Improving your credit also involves understanding how your credit score is calculated and how you can increase your score. If your credit is in trouble because you’re overextended or behind on payments, you have strategies at your disposal to help you get back on track.

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