How to Build Credit Score Fast From Scratch – 9 Strategies

How to Build Credit Score Fast From Scratch - 9 Strategies

In this video, you will learn how to build your credit score fast, even if you don’t have any credit at all yet.

Credit is something we all need if we want to get an auto loan, rental car, mortgage, and in some cases a better job.

Unfortunately, they don’t teach you how to build credit in school and so many of us have to just figure out as we go through trial-and-error.

So you don’t have to go through this, I’ve researched the best credit score strategies recommended from top CPAs and money experts.

These strategies will teach you how scores are formulated, how to improve them, and how to know if it is actually good or not.

Enjoy the video and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Here are the 9 best strategies for improving credit fast:

 

1. Understand credit reporting elements

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2. Use less than 30% of available credit

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3. Keep the same card and use it for years

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4. Don’t be 30 days or more late on payments

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  • Less than 30 days late = no score effect, but possible late fees and higher interest
  • 30 days late = up to 9 months score effect
  • 60 days late = up to 3 year score effect
  • 90 days late = up to 7 year score effect

 

 

5. Focus on fastest credit building loans

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6. Avoid department store cards

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7. Minimize new credit inquiries

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8. Avoid point-of-purchase credit card offers

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9. Employ a good credit reporting service

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Clarification: Does checking your credit score decrease it?

  • Checking your score does not decrease it as long as it is a soft inquiry. Hard inquiries (like for refinancing a house) might lower it a few points.

 

 

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Justin Bryant

I'm an entrepreneur, fitness freak, artist, car enthusiast, sports fan and self improvement addict. My goal is to help people be their best and create incredible businesses that change the world.

2 Comments

  • Chris

    Reply Reply May 4, 2017

    Thanks for sharing this. I am doing everything I can to have a good, above average credit score.

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