Having a bad credit score can be scary but with time and effort your score can be rebuilt. Here are five steps you can take to improve your score: 1) Streamline your debts: Consider debt consolidation. 2) Create a budget: Write down your income and what you spend your money on, keep a spending journal. 3) Change your habits: Review your budget to see where you can spend less or save money. 4) Clean up your credit file: Request a copy and look for errors that can be removed. 5) Rebuild Credit: Automatic payments will make sure debts are paid on time.
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Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence.