One way to improve your credit score is to increase the credit limit available on your credit cards. Here's why this might help your credit, and how to get your credit card limit increased. (To learn why rebuilding credit without getting new credit is a good idea, and for other ways to do this, visit
Have you recently filed for bankruptcy, gone through foreclosure, or have suffered some other major blow to your credit? If you’re ready to begin rebuilding credit, consider ways to do so without getting new credit. Here’s how. New Credit Is Not the Only Way to Rebuild Credit You may think that to
If you are married, separated, or divorced, and most of your credit is in your spouse’s or ex-spouse’s name only, you should start to get credit in your name, too. Getting credit in your own name is also an excellent strategy for repairing your credit if: all or most of your financial problems can
Building a financial future together can be challenging for even the most like-minded couples. But when newly married partners have very different credit histories, blending finances can be difficult and, in some cases, even unwise. If you have good credit and your spouse does not, it's important to understand how his or her credit history can affect you, how you can protect yourself, and how you can build a better credit record together.
Another way to repair your credit is to approach a local merchant (such as an electronics or furniture store) and arrange to purchase an item on credit. By sticking with the store's payment plan, you can begin to build positive credit history. Here's how. Setting Up a Payment Schedule With the Store