How much does bad credit cost? As you consider retaining Financial Education Services you would do well to look at the price you are already paying for bad credit. Below are just a few examples of the cost of bad credit.
Credit Cards Most if not all prime credit cards are entirely out of reach to consumers with bad credit. And the few credit cards that are available to them (known as "sub-prime" cards) typically require high setup fees or recurring monthly fees, offer very low credit lines, often require cash deposits, and in most cases do not even report your positive credit activity to the credit bureaus.
Automobile Financing If you are making payments on a car, you are probably paying between $1,500 and $5,000 more just for having bad credit. This added interest shows up every month in a higher payment. Take a look.
$20,000 car paid over 5 years: CREDIT STATUS RATE PAYMENT COST OF BAD CREDIT Perfect 6.768% $394 $0.00 Mildly Damaged 9.738% $422 $1,680 Damaged 14.7295% $473 $4,740
Home Mortgage Bad credit in auto financing can really hurt, but it is nothing compared to the cost of bad credit when a home is involved. A typical home can cost between $50,000 and $130,000 more in interest if you are buying the home with bad credit.