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How to Restablish Credit

Updated on January 18, 2012

There are a lot of things that you can do to help improve your credit scores if you are currently experiencing credit problems. There are a number of ways that you can help repair your credit but, today we are going to focus on one way to help those credit scores. With the use of a credit card secured. Using a credit card probably got you into the mess originally but we will discuss some great ways that you can use it and tips to avoid having the same issues with it.

Secured Cards

Secured cards are credit cards as well the only real difference is that there is a monetary deposit required for these cards. The amount of money that you deposit with be equal to your credit line. Only you know will know that the credit card is secured and can be used anywhere that visa/MasterCard are accepted. This gives you and the lender a little bit of security. If you wish to pay off the credit card you can use your deposit to do so and owe nothing more. This also gives the lender of the card security because they know they will not lose any money by giving you one.

Secure cards are great if you don’t have the greatest credit and you are looking to rebuild or reestablish a good credit history. Secured credit cards also report to the three major credit bureaus and report your good payments. This information is vital to keep up because it will let future lenders know that you are good with handling credit and more likely to approve you if that is the case.


When you fill out that credit card application for your secured card you want to keep in mind that this card is for rebuilding your credit history. Don’t use your secured card to go out and by the latest games or impulse purchase because these will just acquire you with more debt. Use the cad to make small purchases that can easily be paid off within a short period of time. If it is something you know you cannot pay off with n a month then avoid buying that item until you have cash.

If you don’t like carrying around a secured card there is hope. Once you have established that your financial situation has turned around for the positive usually 1-2 years the credit companies will usually return your deposit and give you a unsecured card. They use the evidence of your secured card that you have establish the good payment history as evidence this will also help you to continue to establish the good credit that you want.

While having your secured card remember that you can get a free annual report from the credit bureaus. With this free report you can make sure everything is being reported accurately and fairly. Remember to only use it to reestablish credit by making small purchases. Exercise some self discipline and avoid unnecessary purchase and with these tips you will be once again n bound on your personal financial management.


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  • Kadmiels profile image

    Kadmiels 7 years ago from Florida

    people really need to start to understand the use of credit and use that to help there finacial future otherwise they will be stuck in a never ending cycle of paying off and chargeing.

  • lovelytayactac profile image

    lovelytayactac 7 years ago

    This is a good input for credit card users..

  • mystic amy profile image

    mystic amy 7 years ago

    Great hub! Enjoyed it.

    - Mystic Amy