A Common Credit Card Mistake

One of the most common misconceptions in society today is the concept that debt is somehow bad. Debt is just the way the world of finance works. You borrow money to fund something that you would have had to save up for and you pay it off month by month. People tend to think that incurring a lot of debt would bring down their credit ratings but this is not the case at all. It is not borrowing money that brings down your credit score, it’s borrowing money and then failing to pay it back.

If you ever max out your credit card, as long as you have never done this before or have only done so on a very occasional basis, you need not worry. You just need to pay that debt off as quickly as possible, but after you have done so you need to avoid a very common mistake that people tend to make. This mistake is that as soon as they pay off their debt they call their credit card provider and ask them to have the debt removed from their credit report. While it is understandable that you would want to remove a large debt that you may have taken from your report, if you have paid it off in a timely manner without missing or delaying any installments it can actually look very good on your report.

This is because when the credit bureaus do a total credit check of your debt history, they would see that you took a large loan and handled it with responsibility. This would show them that you are a high value borrower and they would greatly improve your credit score. So don’t be in such a hurry to get that debt omitted, leave it there as a testament to your responsible use of credit!