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8 Steps To Rid Credit Report Of Old Debt

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 10:07 AM
From Bankrate.com
Bad credit isn't a life sentence.

No matter how heavy it feels, bad credit doesn't last forever.

Even if you made a total mess of your financial life at one point, after a certain amount of time, most of those financial mistakes will be expunged from your credit report.

For unpaid or delinquent accounts, the time period is seven years. For Chapter 7 bankruptcies, it's 10 years.

To prevent mistakes, credit bureaus often err on the side of removing bad information a little early....

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