Friday, January 10, 2014

Did you know it's bad to pay off your credit cards completely?

Yes I know you would think that paying off your credit cards is a good thing and while it's better than not paying them at all it will still hurt your credit score. It's always better to maintain around 15 - 25% credit card utilization which means if your credit limit was $1000 you wouldn't want to use up more than $250 of that because otherwise you would be using an unhealthy amount of your credit and this in turn would negatively affect your credit score.

This is definitely not something that we want to do because we are looking to get a higher credit score and most of us are looking to increase our credit score fast. This isn't as easy as it sounds but making all your payments on time as well as keeping a good credit card utilization are the keys to managing your credit.

This is not as hard as it may sound as long as you keep an eye on your spending and we always recommend having an online account with your credit card. This way you can monitor all activity and maintain a balance that works well with your current credit card limitations.

How to get good credit

You might be looking to improve your credit and make sure that you get the loans that you want so badly. Most people are looking to pay as little as possible when getting a loan and that means you need to have a good credit score usually above 700. In this blog we will talk about many ways that you can be sure to keep your credit high and move away from problems that can keep your credit from rising.

Surprisingly many people don't understand that in order to maintain your credit you need to be using your credit such as keeping your credit cards at around 15% utilization which we will get into more later on. Another thing that some people don't realize is it is a good thing to have a higher number of total account because this shows that you can be trusted and that many lenders are willing to loan you money.

Making sure you are wise with your personal finances is a great way to keep the money and credit rolling in. You should always make sure that you NEVER miss a payment. Just one missed payment out of 100 can take a toll on your credit score and it might be hard to get it back up there again.

Our goal here is to help you get better credit or even maintain your current credit if it is good. We want to make sure you are getting the best deals possible if you are using your credit score to get a house or a car. Home loans can really take a large chunk of money over time if you have bad credit. It's important that you focus on your credit especially if you are young and looking for ways to brighten your future.

Managing your credit can seem overwhelming at times but we are here to help! The key thing is to remember to pay your payments low, never go into delinquent status or you will have harsh consequences and make sure you make enough to pay your bills. Living within your means is a good way to keep your credit in good standing because this shows that you are smart and capable of handling money. It is sort of like your parents learning to trust you in a way.

So to get the best possible credit score just stick to our blog here and pay attention. We will guide you to the path of success and it shouldn't be too long before you are able to get your own home or car!