Laura explains what happens when you make a late payment, how your credit is affected, and gives tips to minimize the potential damage. Plus, she answers a question from a long-time Money Girl Podcast listener who’s wondering what to do about an account that accidentally became delinquent.
Chalk It Up to a Learning Lesson
Few people (including me) can say they have never missed a payment due date. It’s not fun to slip up and get penalized for it, but it’s not the end of the world either. Don’t beat yourself up about it. Follow my four tips to minimize the damage and consider it a learning lesson.
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