Credit Score Assistance Attorneys in Hawaii
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A lot of us don’t realize it, but we are being judged every single day of our lives and it’s not in the way we think. Every single purchase you make holds weight. How? Through your credit score.
Credit is a world that doesn’t get nearly enough of the attention it deserves. Far too many people go through life blissfully unaware of how their credit score can both help and hurt them. A poor credit score can make life more challenging. A high credit score can save you money. Credit scores are why many people wait too long to attempt to file for bankruptcy. They feel that bankruptcy will ruin their credit for life.
At Blake Goodman, PC, Attorney, we seek to provide free credit help for our clients who have filed for bankruptcy. We understand that one of the most challenging parts of bankruptcy is getting back on your feet. We want to help ease that process and one of the ways we do this is through our free credit recovery program.
Our “2 years to 720 credit score” program was created to help you get back on your feet following the bankruptcy. Through our program, we may be able to not only help you recover your credit score, but also raise it to heights you’ve never seen before.
Understand Your Credit
The first step in credit recovery is understanding your credit: How it works, how it impacts your daily life, and what you can do to take advantage of credit to benefit your life.
How Credit Works
Think for a minute that you are trying to decide between 2 services. They both offer the exact same services for the same rate and have the same qualifications. They seem like almost mirror images of each other, but then you go read reviews for them online. One of them is full of negative reviews from unhappy customers. The other is full of glowing reviews about how incredible their services are. Which one are you going to take?
It’s probably the one with the glowing reviews, right? That’s a lot like how your credit works. Your credit is literally the credit to your name and your ability to pay off debts, bills, and other amenities on time. Every time you pay off your credit card bill, you are contributing to your credit. Every time you miss a payment on a car bill, mortgage, or payment, or let a missed payment reach collection, you are negatively impacting your credit score.
How Credit Impacts Your Daily Life
You might not realize it, but credit is impacting your daily life more than you think. Every time you apply for an apartment, a large loan, or a car payment plan, your credit is checked. Those who have great credit scores have lower interest rates and in turn, save more money.
It also can get you first in line for items like a home or an apartment. When your credit score gets checked, it is typically being compared against other bidders. If you have low or no credit, then you might get looked over by someone with great credit.
How to Take Advantage of Credit
Considering how having great credit can keep interest rates low and get you first in line for large purchases, there is ample opportunity to take advantage of your credit score. Getting it high is simpler than it sounds – pay credit card bills on time, make car payments on time, and pay off mortgages. As you do this, your credit score will rise.
As long as you always spend within your budget, then you should be able to take advantage of all the benefits of a high credit score. Of course, if you are in this situation where you are seeking out credit help, then you may be in a situation where this is not quite as easy as it sounds.
What Happens to Your Credit After Bankruptcy?
One of the most common concerns with bankruptcy is that your credit is going to never recover from it. We are happy to tell you that this is not the case. Not only because we offer a “2 years to 720 credit score” program, but because bankruptcy is not something that destroys your finances for the rest of your life the way it has been portrayed as.
For starters, your credit score is more of a snapshot of your credit history and not a full report. Your credit score is going to likely be low when you file for bankruptcy, but if you are already in the situation where you need to seek out bankruptcy, then your credit score was likely low to begin with.
Difference Between Credit Score and a Credit Report
So how does bankruptcy affect your credit? While it will impact your score, you can help raise that score by using this opportunity without debt to start paying off your bills on time and not spending outside your budget. As time goes on, you will see your credit score rise.
Where you will see challenges with bankruptcy and your credit is your credit report. A bankruptcy will stay on your credit report for 7 years. So, anyone that wants to look at your credit report will see that you have a bankruptcy on it. However, every single bill you have ever let reach collection also goes on that credit report for 7 years. So, if you file for bankruptcy and that is the last negative credit item on your credit history, then it is a sign that you have proven to be more creditable.
How We Help
At Blake Goodman, PC, Attorney, we help you work through your credit. Our “2 years to 720 credit score” program is designed to help you recover from credit after bankruptcy and give you the credit assistance you need to get back on your feet. We provide the guidance you need to not only learn and understand your credit but to help you make a lifestyle change.
Many of the people who reach bankruptcy got to that point because their lifestyle was unable to handle the debts they were putting on themselves. They overspent on budget, used their credit card to make purchases they couldn’t afford, and all-around needed to make changes. Our program can teach you good habits and a full understanding of what credit is.
Maybe you don’t need a lifestyle change. Maybe an unexpected medical expense pushed you to bankruptcy, and you are just looking for a way to get your credit score back to where you want it. We can provide help with that as well. Our program is meant to put you back on the path of credit recovery.