5 ways to fix bad credit

Posted at 10:05 AM, Mar 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-18 10:26:46-04

(PIX11) — From higher interest rates to securing employment, bad credit can affect all aspects of your life. But you don’t have to surrender to it.

Instead there are initiatives you can take right now to help improve your credit.

Jordan Goodman, Author of “Master Your Debt” and Personal Finance Expert at, stopped by the PIX11 Morning News with some practical advice.

Jordan suggests:

1. Monitor your credit report and score (Try:

2. Remove errors from report to boost score (Try:

3. Consolidate debt at non-profit credit counseling agency (Try:

4. Get lower-interest credit cards to pay off high-interest cards (Try:

5. Consolidate student loans at lower interest rate (Try: