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Old 11-08-2006, 09:43 AM
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Default Having no credit card

I heard this from a show last year. Someone mentioned that having no or just one credit card, with little transactions, could be bad for your rating. Can somone explain why this would be the case, even if you have low debt.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:37 AM
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Default Re: Having no credit card

I may be wrong here, but so far as I understand it, a big part of your credit rating is based on your actual debt, and therefore proven capacity to handle debt.

After all, a credit rating is essentially a rating of your creit (ie, debt) management.

So no debt can make for a low rating.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:45 PM
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I have no credit cards. and I really do not want one at least not right now am wrong. Should I really have one just I would need it?
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:12 AM
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I do no for a fact that you will not get good credit unless you already have a credit rating!
Stupid as it sounds but its definatly true!
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:01 PM
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There are lots of ways to "get credit" without getting a credit card. The best way is a secured personal loan (preferablly based on a savings account or CD). At the end of the term you pay the money back. Building your credit will cost about $20 or so and you will never have to deal with those pesky credit card companies.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:59 PM
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Good information there KelKat thanks very much!
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:48 PM
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I heard that I had to have a credit card to build my credit. It was while I was in college. I got my card and only succeeded in building my debt. I think it's a myth started by the credit card companies.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:18 AM
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Default Re: Having no credit card

Amazing you have to go into debt to get credit so you can get more debt.... Secured loans seem to help you alot. Like a car. Having one or two credit cards doesn't hurt as long as you keep the balance low.
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Old 02-06-2007, 03:07 AM
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Silly me but I have not found where can I use a good credit rating although I assume that I do have a good credit rating as I pay my credit cards always on time. I hope that credit rating does not depend on how much I charge because I only charge small amounts...lol
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:26 PM
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A good credit rating will affect a mortgage rate and, in some cases, insurance rates.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:44 PM
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A Line of Credit is a good way to develop credit too at your financial insitution for overdraft protection.
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