More than a million people file for bankruptcy each year in this country. It is important to remember that immediately after filing bankruptcy you can begin rebuilding your credit. Below are five steps you can take to rebuild your credit after bankruptcy.
1.) Go to annualcreditreport.com and pull your three credit reports (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion). Make sure all of the debts affected by the bankruptcy are listed. Also confirm all information is accurate on each of the reports.
2.) Start getting new credit. The best way is through a secured credit card. Almost everyone is approved and a deposit will guarantee that you are able to cover the charges.
3.) Pay off the card timely, along with all of your other bills each month.
4.) Start a savings account. Having emergency savings means you will not be as likely to tap into your credit.
5.) If you made mistakes, learn from them. You should not feel ashamed after filing for bankruptcy.
If you are in a financial crisis and are considering filing bankruptcy, contact an experienced Miami bankruptcy attorney who can advise you of all of your options. As an experienced CPA as well as a proven bankruptcy lawyer, Timothy Kingcade knows how to help clients take full advantage of the bankruptcy laws to protect their assets and get successful results. Since 1996 Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.