Google Hack: Improving your credit score.
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Hey Google, we don't want 464 million results in .81 seconds; we just want you to tell us what we need to know about finding the best credit repair service.

Google Hack: Improving your credit score.
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Hey PM, I’ve got a problem.

When I ask Google for this:

What I get is this:

But I don’t want 464 million results in .81 seconds; I just want you to point me towards a couple of sites I can trust that make recommendations, like these:

And hey, PM, can you make this even easier for me by telling me which of these credit repair services get the most recommendations from Forbes, Money and Investopedia:

All three publishers
recommend:
Credit Pros
Credit Saint
Ovation Credit Services
Sky Blue Credit
Two publishers
recommend:

Credit People
Lexington Law
One recommendation:

AMB Credit Consultants
Credit Versio
CreditRepair.com

 

Okay, PM, now that you told me where to go to get help fixing my credit, what else do I need to know? 

1. If you have lots of time and patience, you can fix your credit score yourself.

Here are two websites that will tell you how:

How to Improve Your Credit Score – Investopedia

5 Sneaky Ways To Improve Your Credit Score – Clark Howard

2. The internet is full of credit repair scams and scammers, so keep your guard up.

We’re going to address credit-repair scams in a future column, but for now we’re just going to say be careful and before you do anything read the info here from the federal government’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

3. You’re going to get screwed if you don’t pay attention to advertiser disclosures. Click here to find out more.

4. Did we mention how important it is to pay attention to things like advertiser disclosures:

I mean, c’mon LA Times, are you really willing to stoop this low:

 

One last note: PM’s Advertising Disclosure

When it comes to transparency, you can always count on us here at Planned Man to give it to you.

Here’s our policy on advertising and advertisers:

Our hope is that if PM does the homework for us all, you’ll click on the affiliated links that connect you to purchasing products. It’s a means of attaining happiness for all of us: you’ll enjoy the products you choose and we’ll eat. This is how we’ll cover the costs of answering our challenges at scale. Plus, you have our word: your choice will yield a value to you equal to or greater than its value to us.

 

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