Learn How Your Credit Score Affects Your Life In 5 Key Areas
Understand. Take Action. Reduce Stress.
Your credit determines your financial life... your credit score is used by lenders almost exclusively to determine what you will pay for a loan.
It doesn't matter if you have money in the bank or a well-paying job.
If your credit score isn’t excellent then you will pay a huge penalty on a mortgage, refinance, auto loan, credit cards, or any other type of loan.
Good Credit Can Help You Save Money
Over your lifetime the cost of higher interest rates can really add up.
That’s money paid out to lenders that you could use to live a better life – take more vacations, cover college education costs for your children, live in a bigger house, drive a nicer car, or invest the savings for retirement.
And it’s even worse if you have bad credit, considered by lenders to be anything below 620. It’s extremely difficult to get a mortgage, car loan, or a credit card at all with a credit score below this mark.
Luckily there are steps you can take to improve your credit – and in many cases improvement can be seen relatively quickly when you have the right education to guide you.
1. You have to start understanding where your credit score is?
So, the 1st step is awareness – take stock of your current credit situation, and this means understanding everything that’s on your credit reports today. You may be surprised at what you find. Now, once you know what is on your credit report, the question is… why does it matter? And more importantly, what can be done to have the biggest impact on your score right now?
2. You need to know how credit scoring works?
You’ll learn how to interpret the 5 factors that affect your score. To see what’s holding you back from having the highest possible score, you need to know how credit scoring works. Are you doing the right things to improve your score and keep your credit score high in the future?
3. You have to understand how to deal with problems
Finally, you have to understand how to deal with any problems on your credit report. What kind of problems? Negative items like inquires, late payments, collections accounts, judgments, or even bankruptcy.
These may be reported in error. You’ll learn how to approach each negative mark based on your own report.
We train you on the importance of credit.
Here we lay the foundation, so that you have the proper mindset to continue. This is not just about money either, employers, landlords, and insurance companies all use your credit score to make decisions that can have a big impact on your life.3, 4, 5,
According to MSN Money personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston in her 2011 National Best Seller “Your Credit Score” – a series of small mistakes with credit can add up to $2M due to high interest rates over a lifetime.
And there is more that happens once you really understand what a great score is worth.
Understand what factors affect your score
Do you know all the factors that go into calculating a credit score? When you understand the 5 factors that are used to determine your score, you are able to begin working on each to improve your score.*
Most people with great credit have no idea how it got that way. So even if you have great credit already, this is a lesson you will not want to miss if you plan on keeping your credit high in the future.
Learn to interpret your credit report
You will learn where to get your credit reports and scores online, and how to understand each section of your report.
We will walk you through an exercise to classify any negative items according to the CSP system. This provides the framework from which you will form a personalized action plan.
Many people are confused about how to understand each section of a credit report. It’s no surprise really… did you know that if you have a lengthy credit history, your report can be over 20 pages long?
Understanding how to interpret all of this information about you is the first step toward improving it.
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