7 Steps to A Great Credit RatingBook - 2010
If you have negative marks in your credit history, you already know what a pain it is living with bad credit: you get turned down for credit cards and loans or you pay sky-high interest rates when you do get approved. The list of indignities you suffer with poor credit goes on and on. Even people with ¿good¿ credit histories and respectable credit scores are having a tough time. Banks have imposed new fees, raised interest rates, slashed credit lines and even closed accounts of customers with so-called ¿good¿ credit. Which is why, even if you have a fair-to-good credit rating, you need to learn how to achieve ¿perfect credit.¿ Perfect Credit is the definitive guide to getting and keeping outstanding credit. Think of this book as a roadmap for anyone hoping to establish picture-perfect credit, make improvements to have stellar credit, or simply maintain a fantastic credit standing. Today, roughly 220 million Americans have credit files maintained by the ¿Big Three¿ credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Of those, about 40 million Americans (roughly 1 out of 5), have very poor credit, or ¿deep subprime scores,¿ according to Experian. Another 50 million adults in the U.S. have no credit files ¿ either because they¿ve never used traditional forms of credit, or because their credit files are ¿too thin¿ to generate a credit score. Perfect Credit offers all these consumers an easy-to-follow blueprint on how to get superb credit ¿ and how to sidestep numerous credit traps and pitfalls along the way.