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AMERICAN CREDIT AND DEBT ANALYZED
In this post, I’ll discuss the problems that we discovered when we conducted research about the American credit and debt system.
The American credit grantors have spent and are spending billions of dollars trapping us into their credit to debt web.
Every day Americans in all walks of life receive advertising intended to lure them into buying products on credit either through a bank loan, store purchase card, or a good credit card.
Through their propaganda, Madison Avenue have convinced us that each and every
one of us needs a credit card, be it gold, platinum, or the
highest in esteem that the bank or other credit issuers had as their premier credit card.
The advertisers have most Americans convinced that the more credit cards we possess,
the wealthier and freer we are.
I know that most of people are familiar with the following popular slogans
and propaganda emanating from two of our (Friends),
the credit card companies.
From the American Express credit card, “Don’t leave home without it,
and the Capital One credit card clarion “What do you have in your wallett,”
we can barely turn on our televisions without hearing some actor
or spokesperson literally shout the above and other credit related clarion calls
at us through the audio of our televisions.
They many times even show us the best way to get good credit.
They prey on our emotions by causing us to feel ashamed when we either don’t have a credit
card or we cannot get a good enough credit rating to receive one.
Of course, they in their greed and haste forget to inform us about the dark sides of credit, the credit score, debt,
and, especially the high-interest rates associated with the American credit card.
DON’T HAVE A CREDIT CARD? DON’T FRET!
AND don’t be sad.
There are many banks and credit card companies who will provide a credit card seekers credit cards despite bad credit issues discovered about the credit seeker.
THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR CREDIT RATING
Just about everything we buy on credit or through periodic payments, like home insurance, automobile
insurance, mortgages, automobiles, and many other household needs are purchased VIA credit.
The credit approval for the purchase is based upon such factors as your age, your sex,
your driving record, income, education, and occupation, BUT, of all these things,
YOUR CREDIT RATING is probably the most important factor.
For example, an individual who has a very low or bad credit score, most credit purchases
by this person involving the assumption of short or long-term debt and interest, will
cost this person more, sometimes, considerably more than it does for the person
with a good to excellent credit score.
Your credit rating is so important that it now many times defines your character and how people view
you in society, especially the American society.
Unless they’re conning society in some manner, most people with below average to poor credit scores are not
looked upon as the pillars of the American society.
AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS ARE BASED ON CREDIT RATING?
The custom of most of the insurance industry charging more for insurance based
upon a person’s credit score is both true and universal.
This means that there often is a large difference between what an individual
with good credit pays for automobile insurance versus what a person with a less than
an optimum credit score pays for auto insurance coverage.
This practice described above often even affects drivers who have sterling driving records.
Many times, drivers with a sterling driving records but poor credit will pay
more for automobile insurance than do the driver who has good credit score
but a less than a sterling driving record.
Don’t believe us, attempt to get car insurance or even a car insurance quotes or
any other type of insurance without the agent asking in-depth questions about your credit.
And, you had better believe they are going to run your credit and other financial data through one of the credit bureaus.
You have better hope that you get a good credit rating from the credit bureaus, otherwise,
your insurance quote from the insurer’s underwriter is going to be expensive; hold on to your wallet!
YOUR CREDIT RATINGS AND INSURANCE PREMIUMS
Still, don’t believe your credit rating counts in the amount and the price of your automobile insurance premium,
many of the big name car insurance companies with the traditionally LOW insurance premiums are now
starting to refuse insurance to anyone who has ever declared bankruptcy.
You might ask yourself what in the H… does my credit rating have to do with the way I drive.
In real time and in real terms, it has nothing to do with the way you drive.
It, however, has everything to do with automobile insurance corporate greed.
It appears that their rationale for having low premium prices for people with optimum credit and another
tier of higher, much higher prices, for individuals with poorer credit, is that people with good
credit are more responsible people.
Therefore these individuals will drive more responsible and get involved in fewer accidents?
I have heard of no study or studies proving the above rationale, so, I will state this practice appears to be nothing
but greed on the part of the car insurance companies and insurers.
A clever way to enrich the corporate coffers and bilk thousands
maybe millions of individuals out of their hard-earned money.
THIS TREND IS CONTINUING, and, IS NOW IN OTHER SECTORS
This trend has leech into other sectors of the insurance industry as well. For example, term life insurance,
as well as whole life insurance, can cost a whole lot less if you have a good credit score rating.
Your credit score is such a pervasive icon!
It really counts for a lot in your life.
Try to get a job in a bank, in law enforcement, on wall street, or even with the
various governments with a poor credit rating,
The writer of this post was a former human resources manager and persons applying for most jobs who have poor or bad credit will never get beyond the first interview in most firms.
The employers will quickly screen job seekers with less than optimum credit out at the beginning of the process.
This pervasive custom by many industries to have a premium price structure depending on an individual’s credit score appears to be both frivolous and capricious.
It smells of greed.
There are millions of individuals or families out there of high moral character who has suffered financial damage to their to their credit because of circumstances beyond their control.
Human illness, employment layoffs, or other maladies of a financial nature can reek havoc on one’s financial well-being.
There have been many cases where an individual with sterling credit and the appearances of good character have
been able to merge their evil thoughts and deeds into avarice.
For example, take the case of Bernie Madoff who
had first class credit, a good credit score rating and also alleged top-of-the-line character.
This guy turned scoundrel, circulated among the rich and famous, used his credit rating and assumed good
character, to develop a Ponzi scheme which bilked some of the more financially astute people in the world
out of not millions but billions of dollars.
The above discussions were discussed to show that, in our opinion, a good or bad credit rating can have
little to do with a person’s moral character…how healthy they will be… or how they drive.
But, society does have its little flaws. Despite my laments above–you need good credit.
A good credit score can assist your climb up the corporate ladder, however, conversely,
a poor credit rating can make your life miserable and your employment less secure.
Poor credit can also impede any path to upward mobility in all aspects of your life.
POOR CREDIT AFFECTS YOU NEGATIVELY
Poor credit can have many snares.
It will prevent your ascendency to better paying, higher rated jobs.
The current upheavals and unrest in society, circumstances for people with poor credit ratings
are getting more dire every day.
A poor or a bad credit rating will definitely affect your standard of living.
Oh! They’ll let you drive and pay later for that new shiny automobile, but, because of poor credit,
your loan interest rates are going to be draconian.
In addition, The insurance company, because of your poor credit, is going
to charge a lot for insurance on that car.
These imposed but unnecessary new poor credit expenses are deducted from an individual’s disposal
income, thus effectively lowering the cost of living for the affected person.
It appears the practice of charging differing annual fees for services because of credit
began at first as a method used mostly by insurance companies to get their paws
on more of your hard-earned money.
This practice has now spread, like cancer in the body, to other financial transactions,
like, for example, home mortgage loans.
Interest rates are much higher for homeowners with poor credit.
No matter what, getting and maintaining good credit is a necessity in today’s America.
This post and the one’s that follow on credit and debt will educate on how to use credit, manage debt
and how to profit from their use.
It is possible to achieve excellent credit, get a good credit rating and use credit to
your advantage and let its use cause you to become wealthier instead of
its use causing you to be poorer.
I’m closing this post, but stay tuned, Later we’ll show you how to eliminate and/or moderate your debt obligation
and have sterling credit.
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