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Zero Debt Does Not Always Mean A Higher Credit Score

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What do the consumers with the highest credit scores have in common? If you spoke to each one of these consumers you would see various trends. These trends include; the total repayment of debt each month combined with the smart use of credit, history that has been established which can help to increase the credit rating, multiple types of debt being accumulated and repaid to ensure responsible repayment and lending practices have been involved as well as investing, savings and other accounts which earn money for the user – rather than accounts which cost money such as high interest credit cards.

Do you have the potential to have a higher credit score? Really, it is impossible to develop a credit rating without taking advantage of credit. There are many aspects which come into play in the credit score, such as; how long the credit history has been established, the types of credit that have been used, the repayment schedules and habits as well as the debt that has been accumulated and reported to the credit file. Debt is required to develop the credit score – but it is all about how you choose to repay the debt after it has been accumulated. Therefore – you can accumulate a high credit rating by using credit the right way!

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The Dangers Of Payday Loans

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Are you one of the thousands of consumers that find yourself living from paycheck to paycheck, without a budget to adhere to? For those consumers that have not established an emergency fund, tapped out all of their credit resources and are simply broke, payday loans may seem like the only solution when it comes to facing emergency or unexpected expenses.

There are many names for payday loans, cash advance loans and check advance loans. Regardless of the name these are some of the most expensive financial services that are available to consumers. When you are apply for a payday loan you are required to sign a post dated check to the institution that is lending the funds. At this time, the check is held in safekeeping in case the debtor defaults on the payment. If the payment is not made on time there can be daily interest charges of up to forty percent.

Many experts have theorized about the use of the post dated check as in most cases there are no funds within the account to cover the amount that has been borrowed. After all, the client is obtaining a payday loan as they are out of options until they receive their next pay check.

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