3 Ways To Build Credit Without A Credit Card
So how do you build your credit score without a credit card, that’s what I'm going to break down in this video.
1. Credit Builder Loan: ( Self, Credit Unions, banks offer this)
- Basically, once they accept you for usually $300 to $2500 bucks
- They will move the loan money over to a savings or cd that you can't really have access to
- As you it off, they will basically report the payments, and ones you are done they will return the money to you.
Here is why this important:
- Payment History: 35% ( you want to be 100% on this, and if you ever miss a payment call in and ask for it to be waived and put the account on auto pay)
- How you owe aka Credit utilization: 30% (keep it below 10%)
- Length of History: 15% ( the earlier you start the better)
- Credit Mix 10%: having a mix of different account like credit cards, car loans, and student loans and so on
- New Credit 10%: New account you open
- Doing one of these Credit Builder loans is going to focus on building up your history, which then can help you qualify for a credit card. Which will make it 10x more easier to build credit.
- Usually comes with some fees
- And you’ll also be paying interest
2. Secured card ( self now offer secured credit card also based on the money you have in your credit builder loan account)
- Now I made a video yesterday with a full description of all the credit cards
- But I will give you a summary here
- Apply for the Capital One Secured Card ( if you are trying to build credit but don’t have any and don’t have bad credit either) – if you get rejected call the company and say I have a job, and can put down a larger deposit if that helps
- If you get accepted for the capital one Secured Card: then apply for the discover secured card next ( but if you got rejected for the capital one secured card, you’ll most likely get rejected by discovering also)
- If they both said no, even after you called ( you most likely have bad credit and are not new to credit, so apply for the OpenSky credit card, or the self lender loan)
- Set the card on auto-pay
- Have your monthly bills charge the card automatically also
- Just forget about the secured card ( by the end of the year or in 3-6 months you’ll see a massive difference.
- This way you never have to pay any fees if you are new to credit
- And you also don’t have to pay any interest
3. Lending Circles
- Now missionassetfund is a very popular one I heard about
Her is how it works:
- You join a group with 10 people or more
- And you agree on how much money you'll have to pay every month (let's say $100 bucks for 10 months
- Every month one person in the group gets 1000 bucks and continues to pay $100
- By the end of the 10 months, everyone has borrowed 1000 and has paid back 1000. ( this helps with building credit very fast)
- A lot of these groups do require meetings
- This way you know the people who are working with you
- And you are less likely to default on the loan.
Now I promised you guys 3 others way to do it:
- Student loans: having student loan debt actually helped me build my credit score, but please do not get into debt to build a credit score to borrow more money. ( it’s a rat race)
- Personal Loans: Does the exact same thing as a credit-builder account
- Car loans: please do not buy a car you can't afford to build credit, the point is to get better rates, not spend a more.
Why Build Credit – To get better rates when you borrow money
Credit Score: is not an indication of you being good with money, it's just an indication of your history with borrowed money.
- So the goal is: to not pay interest
- Get a good Credit score
- And get some points and free vacations while you’re at it
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