A bankruptcy discharge can definitely hurt your credit score, but nonetheless, without the burden of your past debts, you can find it much easier to regain your financial health.
1. Plan a Budget
Budget planning is central to effective money management. On a spreadsheet or with the use of an online app, make a note of all your expenses, categorizing them on whether they are ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential.’
If the sum of your monthly income and expenses just break even or is in the negative, consider cutting on non-essential expenses until you can generate some savings.
2. Use Cash
Prioritizing cash spending can help you save money by limiting the amount you can spend at any time. With credit, it can be easy to indulge in excess spending, but while using cash, there is only so much you can buy before it runs out.
3. Set an Auto-Payment System
Regaining a good credit score means never missing the deadline on many repayments. However, with so much going on in our lives, it can be actually much harder than it seems. Fortunately, most financial agencies allow you to set up an auto-pay system to avoid any unintentionally missed payments.
4. Add Positive Accounts to Your Credit History
Provided they qualify, consider adding positive accounts to your credit history, such as your utility and phone bills, to improve your credit report. This can be especially helpful for those with little or no credit score.
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