I want to fix my credit but I don't know how. Please advise.

Answered on June 10, 2014
Updated on June 10, 2014
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Start with checking your credit reports. See if everything is correct in your reports and if you find any inaccuracy, you should contact a credit bureau to dispute it. When it is done, you can use our card match tool to see which offers you can apply.

When you receive your card you should use it responsibly if you want to build good credit history. Make all the payments before the due date. Never skip the payments. Try not to use more than 30% of your available credit limit to keep your debt-to-credit ratio low. If you want to avoid paying interest, you should pay off the card balance every month.

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