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Why Having Good Credit Is Important If You Want to Invest

Personal_Finance / Credit Cards & Scoring Nov 14, 2017 - 10:09 AM GMT

By: Boris_Dzhingarov

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There are a million and one ways to acquire wealth but the best way to become financially stable involves making long-term investments. And while you only need initial capital to actually make an investment, most people who think about having a better future also know that credit is important. So, how exactly can having a good credit score be beneficial when it comes to investing? Generally speaking, most people who choose to invest their money in stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, and bonds have a solid plan for their futures. Not only do they engage credit repair services to eliminate negative trade lines and improve their credit scores, they’re also interested in building investments for retirement, becoming homeowners, and balancing their debt to income ratios. If you are looking to build a healthy portfolio and have investments that you can be proud of these are the reasons that credit absolutely counts.


Gauging the Health of Your Credit File

Investors usually work with advisors who can tell them what kind of investments they should be making, how much money they need to invest, and how long it will take them to retire or meet other important financial goals. Financial advisors and credit repair services also work with people to get them out of debt and make their credit ratings more healthy. Before you can invest money into anything, you need to see where your credit stands and learn if investing at the present is smart or if you should wait until you gain more stability.

Finding Money to Make Big Investments

If you have cash that you want to invest that’s great. You can do what most people do and take a small amount of money out of each paycheck for investment purposes. Then again, there are investors who use bigger sums of cash to get things moving and make large investments all at once. If your credit score isn’t decent, you won’t be qualifying for any personal loans or even have a credit card that you can take a cash advance on. Keep your credit up not just so that you can access cash for investing but also have something to fall back on in case your investment portfolio takes a hit.

Learning About Credit Will Make You a Better Investor

The point of making investments is to put your money into a vehicle that will grow it to have more value. For instance, if you go with an ETF you know that you’ll be making a safer investment that probably won’t cause you to lose money, but your gains will be smaller and take more time to grow. Investors who work within the stock market can find companies that are newly emerging and have a lot of potential, or work with multiple companies to help build healthily varied portfolios. When you work to get your credit score up and work with creditors to keep those scores healthy, you are learning what it means to make investments and trade-offs so that your future is predictable.

Before you can look to having an investment portfolio you have to handle your credit. This is because being a smart and wealthy investor goes hand in hand with being credit savvy. Check out your credit today and see how long it will be before you have a wonderful financial future.

By Boris Dzhingarov

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Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


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