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Expert Credit Building Tips to Boost Your Spending Power

Do you know the score? We're not talking sports scores, let's look into our credit scores. Coming extremely close to needing an intervention, following a series of MAJOR life circumstances leaving me reeling financially, I began routinely monitoring my credit scores. Each week I entered my current credit scores in my planner (and encouraged my family and friends) to keep a record of any and all increases or decreases. Routinely reviewing your account to ensure all information is correct and current is also a wise idea. Having purchased my first home when I was 22 years old, I quickly learned the tremendous value of maintaining financial responsibility and a healthy credit profile at an early age. Did you know credit card companies and financial institutions determine your lending qualification based upon your credit scores and other factors? Well, I also discovered that our outstanding debts are reported to the credit bureaus, negatively reflected for all the world to see. Okay, perhaps not all of the world, most importantly, the lending gatekeepers to any potential financing opportunities you might be interested in pursuing. Let's place ourselves in prime position to build your credit with a smart start toward mastering your finances. Take notes of these expert credit building tips to boost your spending power.

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Expert Credit Building Tips to Boost Your Spending Power

We will more than likely find ourselves at some point in life in need of either a credit card, mortgage, education loan, or even an emergency personal loan. Understanding financial processes during times when you are financially overwhelmed or emotionally stressed would not be the prime opportunity to make informed decisions concerning your budget. 

Budget Planning

Let's begin with the basics–budget planning. Before you spend money, it's wise to have an idea of how much of your money is available for your personal needs. Creating a budget itemizes your monthly expenses including the amount of money (actual or projected) you spend on housing, utilities, other financial responsibilities, as well as your income and savings.

Developing a  system of to figure out an estimate of your monthly budget is simple when using resources such as an online budget planning calculator. Using free Calculator.me financial tools to help you see the overall pluses and minuses of your cash flow will allow you to avoid overspending. Track your spending to find where your money is spent and where you can save. 

Prioritize Expenses

Let's circle back to budget planning for a moment. You will also use your budget to prioritize your spending. Here's where you will decide which expenses are most important. For example, it's a better decision to use your money to pay towards housing and food before spending money on entertainment. If there's money in your financial plan for both expenses, that's great! Otherwise, it's first things first.

Remember, just because the money is in your budget doesn't mean you must spend everything. Saving money is an important financial tip. By spending more money than you earning and saving, you may be heading toward the downfalls of debt. Set financial goals for debt-free living to keep you motivated to best manage your budget.

Credit Monitoring

Now, about those scores. Credit scores and credit reports are vital elements of your financial history. Your credit report is a detailed statement indicating comprehensive information about your credit activity and history. Listing details such as your loan payment history, credit account status, and other financial obligations, your credit scores are calculated based upon the financial details compiled in your credit report.

Weekly monitoring and reviewing of your credit scores and reports will help you observe your progress toward financial goals and accurate reporting. Identity fraud or theft pose real threats to your financial history. Protect your information by using an safeguarding precautions recommended by your financial institution.

Working from the foundation of these expert credit building tips you're progressing toward boosting your spending power. As you begin budget planning, prioritize your spending, and take action for scheduled credit monitoring, you'll move closer to your financial goals.

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