If a natural disaster, divorce, bankruptcy, or just back luck has taken a toll on your financial situation, you may be wondering what you can do to get back on your feet. There are many things that you need to do in order to know where to go from here.
Tip # 1 – Take stock
The first thing to do is to sit down and prepare a spreadsheet that lays out all of your finances. You will need to list out each checking or savings account, CD, IRA, and 401k plan that you have and how much money is in each account. This helps you to know where you can find money
What does your credit score say about you?
Updated: April 21, 2012
When you go to apply for financial loaning such as for a credit card, a vehicle loan, a mortgage loan, or a store credit card, the financial institutions of those companies are mainly going to look at one aspect of you and that is your credit score. Credit reports show your personal financial history. If you have ever been late on payments or declared bankruptcy, or if you have always paid your bills on time. Your credit report basically tells financial institutions what type of person you are how responsible you are with handling debt and your money. It also shows how much debt you currently have and how close some are… » Read more