Build Credit in your Name
If you have delinquent credit and are wedded, you might want to build your
credit in your name instead of using your spouse. Somebody has to have
stability. Also if you are divorced and all the credit-cards of credit
information are in your spouse's name you will need to reestablish your credit
in your name. Getting your credit reestablished is the first thing to repairing
When you obtain your credit-report you will see that your spouse's
name is listed on the credit-reports. This is because together you and your
spouse applied for credit-cards, took out car loans or what have you. This means
that you are responsible for your spouse's account.
The plus point is that credit
bureaus can't list the negative accounts against you if you are divorced. Once
you have copies of your credit-report you will then need to stop all joint
If you contact the creditors to resolve the issues on your credit
report be sure to ask the creditors to take in account your spouse's
credit-history. It is determining to bring into light your spouse's credit-history
when applying for a loan. Let the lenders know that you are now divorced and
starting your own credit line.
If you apply for credit-cards, be sure the cards
are in your name and use them wisely since this helps to rebuild your credit
quicker than most sources. Make sure that you pay minimum balance on the credit
card accounts every month to avoid delinquencies.
If at all possible when you see
that your funds are low; pay your bills rather than making a purchase on your
credit-card. Once you bills are paid be sure to make a payment on your credit
card. This method not only keeps you out of trouble with other creditors, but
offers a solution for repairing your credit.
If you can afford to pay your bills
every month and use your credit-card be sure to only purchase items you need and
keep it at a minimal. If at all possible payoff your credit-card balances each
month to avoid interest. Interest rates cost an additional hundreds of dollars
in the long run, so paying off your dues on time can save you money.
don't have credit-cards and decide to choose a card be honest on your
application and look for the best interest rates available. If you are in debt
it is wise to payoff your dues before applying for a credit-card, unless you
intend to use the card to become debt free.
If you plan to use the card to get
out of debt search for the best interest rates, as well as cards that offer cash
back on your spending. There are tips for managing credit-cards to repair
credit. It is determining that you are regular with the use of your name. For
example, if your name is John Carlton Gunning.
, always sign your name
accordingly. Do not use your card dishonestly for plus points. Few people believe
that lying can get them out of a problem. The truth lying gets you in deeper.
you are filling out an application for credit-cards tell the truth. It is
determining that you understand the timeframe to apply for a credit-card. If you
are out of work, lived at your resident for less than a year or you have
negatives on your credit-report, this is not a good time to apply for a credit
If you are stable it is always wise to apply with lenders where you have
done business with them at a later time. Building your credit after divorce is
hard at times. However it is not an impossible task. It is determining that
you are aware that most credit-card solicitations are gimmicks that only offer
you a solution for hanging yourself.
Instead of getting out a rope, it is wise
to stay alert, and investigate any credit-card offer made available to you.
Lastly, you want to avoid low introductory rates on credit-cards since after
about six months the interest rates often hit the roof.