Under a major overhaul by the credit bureaus announced Monday, unpaid medical bills will be treated differently and errors on your credit report could become easier to fix. The changes, applauded by consumer advocates, come as a result of an agreement between the big three credit bureaus, Experian, Equifax and TransUnion, and New York Attorney General Eric [...]
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Once you’ve completed step 1 (reviewing your credit reports) it’s time to draft and send your letters of dispute. The back-and-forth debt validation process can prove a lengthy one, but the potential benefit of deletion is well worth the time and effort. It’s simply a matter of being diligent, patient, and organized in the process. Here's how.
At best, the credit bureaus are your credit score’s best friend, reflecting the accuracy of your good payment history and helping you correct mistakes. At worst, the credit bureaus can feel like the enemy, making it feel impossibly difficult to move past your financial missteps. Your best bet is the same in either case – getting to know the credit bureaus so you know how to make them work for you.
Whether your credit is good or bad, the source is the same — the credit report your score is based on. So of all the things you can do to improve your credit, mastering the maintenance of your credit report is at the top of the list. Yes, the credit bureaus control them, but your rights ensure you have a say, too.