How to improve your credit after divorce

By Marcie Geffner - LendingTree

Divorce can wreak havoc in your financial life, leaving you with bad credit and a low credit score. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself and even improve your credit after divorce.

Here are seven steps:
1. Pay your bills on time.
2. Close joint accounts.
3. Review your credit reports
4. Open new accounts in your name only.
5. Consider a secured credit card.
6. Create a monthly budget
7. Don't obsess about your credit

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