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Bad Credit Payday Loans: How to Make Them Work for You

[Mar 25, 2009.]

 

The current financial crisis threatens to take the legs out from under even the most seemingly financially stable individual. Moving from a good credit rating--around 625 depending on borrowing history--to a bad credit rating is as simple as missing one or two car payments. Once that happens, the prospects of getting a traditional loan are shaved considerably. Bad credit payday loans can serve as safety nets in your time of need. Should you ever need one, here’s how to take full advantage of the situation.

Don’t Consider Yourself a Failure
Some statistics from a recent post on Manufacturing News demonstrates just how bad the economy--and personal borrowing--has gotten over the past several years. Household and federal debt has surged an eye-popping $10.5 trillion. That’s double and two-thirds what those levels were just seven years ago, respectively. In fact, the combined total household debt has reached a staggering $14.4 trillion. And while some of that figure might be careless borrowing, a great deal of it is hard-working people who are finding it increasingly tougher to make ends meet. If that describes your situation, a decisive plan of action is the quickest route to stability.

Use Bad Credit Payday Loans to Improve Your Credit Score
According to the Consumer Federation of America and Fair Isaac Corporation, one of the surest ways to improve your credit score and rebuild your financial status is to pay a loan off and have that payoff reported to one of the three credit agencies. Choose a payday lender that regularly reports payoffs to Experian, Trans Union and Equifax. Not all lenders do, so ask the representative to put this in writing for you on the day you sign your loan papers. Paying off bad credit payday loans doesn’t look that way to the reporting agencies. A paid loan is a paid loan, and that should be your goal from the beginning.

Transition to More Traditional Credit Routes
As your credit score continues to rise, begin looking for opportunities to secure a standard credit account with a reputable lender. But beware of over-applying. The UW-Extension reminds you that applying for an exorbitant amount of credit cards can damage your credit even further. Wait until your credit score is at a respectable level, find one option and stick with it. Simplicity is always the safest bet.

 

About Author:

Kelly Richardson is a freelance writer, marcomm consultant and digital entrepreneur. He’s written content for Fortune 500s Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Wells Fargo. Find out more about him at kellyrichardsoncopywriting.com.

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