How much does bad credit cost?
It costs approximately eight thousand dollars ($8,000.00) to finance a twenty thousand dollar ($20,000.00) car over the course of five years.
It also costs approximately one-hundred-thirty thousand dollars ($130,000.00) over the course of thirty years to finance just a $100,000.00 one-hundred thousand dollar home.
An individual with bad credit will not be able to obtain a prime credit card. There are a few credit cards available for individuals with bad credit, they are called sub-prime credit cards that usually come with exorbitant set-up fees, high interest rates and often require cash deposits. Most of these credit card issuers do not report your positive credit card activity to the credit bureaus.