As most people in the United States, you may have some debt, but do you have bad debt? This type of debt is debt that is not being paid on as it should be. For example, if you have a credit card, a home loan, a car loan or a personal loan and you are behind on it, you have created bad debt. Since most lenders will not provide you with a loan if you have a poor credit score, your debt could be hurting your future opportunities to secure financing for everything from a car, to a credit card or even a home.
For this reason, you should take care of your debts as soon as possible.
One of the key elements of debt is making payments on time and staying below your credit limit. This may seem difficult if you have mounted a large amount of debt, but it does not have to be impossible. The problem here is that it takes time to build back up a credit score that has fallen. It is often a one-step at a time type of event.