Protect Your Credit Before It Is Too Late

Protecting your credit is not as difficult as you might think, but it’s something that you need to be sure that you do, and there are a few things that you’ll need to be aware of.

First, you should avoid skipping a payment if your creditor offers to let you do that. It only increases how much you have to pay in the long run because interest keeps piling up. Also, you should be very careful of teaser rates that are going to go up drastically after a few months and credit insurance – you generally don’t need it, with the exception of a few special circumstances.

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You must be aware of a few other concerns, too, like watching out for people who are trying to get your PIN, your ATM card, or your credit or debit cards. Make sure that you keep your cards somewhere safe and that you don’t take them with you if you’re not going to need them, to minimize the chances that you might lose them or that someone else might get a hold of them.

If you have to give out account numbers, watch who you give them to and don’t provide more information than you need to. It can help you to avoid problems like identity theft and difficulties with your credit report like errors. These can really impact your credit score, and it can be hard to correct them, so avoiding them is the best course of action, and getting a copy of your credit report every year can help you catch any problems that do appear.

If you take care of your credit you’ll be in much better shape the next time you buy a car.

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