Be on Your Guard
The incidental presence of credit report errors is rather common today. The results of a compilation of studies performed by the US Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) concurred that nearly 80% of credit reports contain one error or another. Some errors are fairly minor and have little effect on the overall accuracy of the report, but a whooping 60% of reviewed reports included errors quite sufficient that the victims of the errors paid much higher interest rates than necessary. Some were even denied their loans due to faults in the report.
Although it may be frustrating, it is very common that these errors are predominately found in the reports of individuals who have struggled with credit issues in the past. Said differently, the people who can not afford to have errors in their reports are the ones it happens most frequently to. For this reason, you must remain on your guard when it comes to credit errors. If errors come up after you have completed your credit repair program, you can settle them quickly.
Its important to monitor your consumer credit report annually. Look for excessive credit inquiries, late payments, collections, judgments, duplicate accounts and even identity theft. Staying on top of your credit report will ensure you the lowest rates and premiums which in return saves you money in the long run.
Once you have accomplished the goal of restoring you credit to its ultimate state, it is crucial to stay with in your budget. Dont exceed your limits or go late on any payments. It takes commitment and discipline and more importantly, money, to keep your credit in tact. Dont over extend yourself! Credit repair services are not free and it takes a responsible person to avoid heading right back into financial problems.