Though traumatic, filing for bankruptcy is an essential decision taken by people to get rid of dues which they don’t have means to pay off. Bankruptcy is of great assistance to people who have had continuous bad luck, which resulted in financial losses. Once the bankruptcy proceedings are over, bankruptcy filers get a fresh start with a clean financial slate. With some easy to follow steps, they can rebuild their credit score to live life comfortably. Here are some tips by lawyers of Los Angeles based law firm Recovery Law Group to help rebuild your credit:
1. One of the most common feelings in debtors, after bankruptcy proceedings are complete, is to never get a credit card. However, this sentiment is not going to do any wonders for rebuilding your credit. To improve your credit score, you need to apply for credits. The more the delay in this process, the longer it will take to rebuild your credit history.
2. It is very important to take steps to rebuild your credit after your bankruptcy discharge. For this, you can apply for different types of credit such as personal loan, car loan, mortgages, credit cards, etc. These will help improve your credit score after bankruptcy.
3. Just taking more credits won’t help improve your credit rating. You need to ensure that after bankruptcy, you make all debt payments on time. Being late on your payments will put an end to all the hard work done to improve your credit score. If you wish to rebuild your post-bankruptcy credit, ensure that you do not damage your credit history by making late payments.
4. Choose credit companies which report to major credit reporting bureaus. Thus, all timely payments made by you to the credit companies will automatically reflect in your credit history.
5. Post-bankruptcy, it is important to keep a line on your spending habits. You have walked through fire once, it is not necessary to repeat the sa me mistakes again. Avoid the most common judgemental error made by many debtors – overspending and abusing your credit cards and other debt instruments. You will run up a bad credit again and history will repeat itself.
6. Always ensure that you are well prepared for any financial emergency (medical, unemployment, etc.). One of the most common issues, why many people end up in debt, is that they don’t have enough cash in hand to deal with any unexpected emergency, thus running up another debt.
7. Get insurance. Many times, high running medical bills or lawsuits (negligence, car accident, etc.) can cause people to run up huge financial debts. To avoid this problem, post-bankruptcy debtors are advised to get suitable insurance.