You Are Not Defined By Your Credit Score

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There are many things that define a person. It all depends on what you choose to define you. Some people choose to be defined by their past experiences while others, by their goals and dreams. In any case, you need to pick a personal definition that does not lie in the hands of other people. In other words, you need to pick something that you can control.

Sadly, too many people think that their low credit score define them. As a result, they feel a lot of guilt and shame and end up not doing things that they should be doing. They are prevented from trying things that they should be trying. This blog post is all about changing your mind regarding your credit score. You have to put them in their proper place.

Keep the importance of credit scores in perspective

Credit scores are quite important in certain respects. They help banks and financial institutions determine how much of a risk you are. It helps them make a decision whether to approve your loan and how much to lend you. With that said, the importance of credit scores is pretty limited. Although it defines your credit worthiness, it must not fully characterize who you are as a person because you are worth more than this.

Low credit scores can be fixed

The good news is that low credit scores can be fixed. It can be as simple as picking up a phone and calling the credit bureaus that log the derogatory statements in your credit report. It can be that uncomplicated. The most effective way to fix to your credit score is to pay off your credit cards on time religiously to establish a good pattern. You can also look for errors such as paid debts listed as unpaid and get those fixed. The advantage here is that you have a lot of control regarding your score because it can be fixed without much difficulty.

Don’t let shame or frustration get in the way

The problem with many people with low credit scores is that they let their shame, frustration and guilt get in their way of taking steps to improve their personal financial picture. As mentioned above, there are many things that you can do to improve your personal credit score. You are truly in control. You just need to let go of personal disappointments regarding your low credit score and move on and take the right action. Being frustrated over your situation is not going to fix anything, so act and act now.

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Edwin is a marketer, social media influencer and head writer here at Debt Syndrome. He manages a large network of high quality finance blogs and social media accounts. You can connect with him via email here.

1 Comment

  1. Betsy @ Consumerfu.com

    The great thing about credit score is that if it is a bad score, you can make it better through your actions (or just by not doing anything else to make it worse and just sitting and waiting for it to improve.) The bad thing is you can make it worse through the wrong activity.

    The most important thing is to know what behavior will affect your credit score for the better or for the worse. I agree you shouldn’t let a bad score get you down. It really only takes a year or two to make a significant positive impact on your score if you actively work on it.

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