What do you do when you have a bad credit score? Panicking will not solve anything and if you can take this problem without any assistance, you can surely do the credit repair yourself.
But how do you do that? The first step is to find out what is written on your credit report. Is everything there correct? Should there be discrepancies, send a letter to the credit agency together with the supporting documents. That way, they can make the changes and this will be reflected on your credit report.
If there is nothing wrong with the report and you have a problem paying your creditors, it is best to inform them at once so they know what is going on and a deal can be struck. To them, they would much rather that you pay a certain amount rather than nothing each month.
This is because even if they can take the matter to court and they do win, you will still not have enough money to pay for what you actually owe them and in the end, they do not get anything out of it.
The agreement you struck must be made in writing so you have something to show in your defense should any problems arise in the future. Since they will keep their part of the bargain, just make sure you do your part.
To do that, you need to create a budget and make sure you are saving enough money to what you agreed to pay. You may have to cut down your shopping expenses and eating out for quite some time. Whatever you earn should be used only for the essentials like bill, gas and groceries.