You might think bad credit only keeps you from getting a credit card or loan, but it goes further than that. Bad credit can leave you homeless, carless, and jobless. That’s because more and more businesses are using your credit to make decisions about you. Still not convinced it’s time to get your credit act together?
Avoiding Having To Pay Cash for Everything
If you have bad credit, you’ll have a hard time getting credit cards, which means you’ll end up paying cash for everything. It may not be a nuisance until you need to do something like renting a car and you will have to pay an extra deposit if you don’t because you don’t have a credit card.
Be Able To Obtain Higher Credit Limits
Generally, as you demonstrate you can pay your bills on time, your creditors will increase your credit limits. Always remember, a credit card issuer will check your credit score before increasing your credit limit. A bad credit history could even lead to getting your credit limits cut which would hurt your credit score even more by raising your credit utilization.