Credit repair can be shockingly effective. And it is not difficult. In fact the biggest barrier people face is not in the technical detail of credit repair, it is in their attitude. A small attitude adjustment can make the difference between mediocre results and a life changing outcome. You must approach your credit repair project with an attitude that combines a skeptical view of the accuracy of credit reporting with faith in your own ability to prevail against the corporate machinery of the credit bureaus.
The Shocking Truth
More than three quarters of all credit reports contain errors. This may not make much of an impression, but combined with the following fact you may start to perceive the importance of credit repair in a new light. Errors are not only tolerated by regulators, they are overtly accepted. A close reading of the Fair Credit Reporting Act will reveal that Congress values the viability and the ongoing profitability of the credit bureaus over the absolute accuracy of the reporting system.
The Scope of the Problem
This means that the credit bureaus will only go so far in their quest to eliminate the errors that appear on the credit reports of over one hundred and fifty million Americans. In other words, you must look out for yourself. Credit repair is the answer. Without active intervention on your part the mistakes on your reports are most likely to linger for years, and depending on the severity of the error, this may cost you both money and opportunity.
The Necessity for Credit Repair
Once your attitude about the power, and even necessity, of credit repair in your own life is aligned with reality it is time to confront your credit reports. Let your new perspective light your way. As you examine your reports you should expect to find mistakes. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. If something does not ring true you should make plans to dispute it. The importance of this cannot be overstated. Every error may be causing you harm.
It is Your Money!
Do not overlook anything, regardless of size or age. Credit repair should be employed liberally. Most lenders utilize some form of score based pricing when determining what interest rate you will pay on any loan you apply for. Even a small difference in your score can make a difference in the cost of the money you borrow. To ignore even a small innocuous looking item today may translate onto an increase in the monthly payments you will make tomorrow. A little attention to detail in your credit repair effort will pay dividends for years to come.
Success is Yours
Lastly, it is essential that you embark on your credit repair project with self-confidence. You can do it! The importance of a can-do attitude will become clear as the process continues. You will find that the credit bureaus are stubborn and cantankerous in their handling of your disputes. You cannot let this stop you. Be resolute in your determination and you will prevail. Expect resistance and do not take it personally. The credit bureaus do not get paid to read your credit repair letters, much less to act on them. But stick with it and you will find that you have more control over your credit life than you ever thought possible.
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