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Your credit score influences your life in more ways than you might think. It affects how much you’ll pay for a car, whether you can purchase a home, and even whether you can pass a landlord’s background check. If you’re just starting out on your own, or you’ve recently filed for bankruptcy, you’ll need to put some effort into building your credit score.

Watch this video to find out how you can get a better score. It recommends taking out a secured credit card, which requires a cash deposit. This is used as collateral in case you default on the payments.

When you become a client at Cutler & Associates, Ltd., our bankruptcy lawyers in Schaumburg will help you get on the road toward fiscal solvency.