Putting a lid to the expenses you make on your cards is a big step to raising your score and preventing damage on your credit report if you're to have a good rating. Judging from my present and daily experience of asking consumers questions, I'd say that a great number of people are still yet to find out the exact factors that puts them into financial trouble. Unfortunately, these troubles start from somewhere and one of the sources is the plastic money carrier given to us by banks and other companies.
The principle used by bureaus to calculate how much points they should deduct from your total score when using your card is based on the balance ratio formula. It is always expressed to the hundred. What I mean by this is that the total limit given to you on your card is considered at 100 percent. This is then compared against how much you've expended. If it is discovered that you've been spending close to the limit or you've been extravagant enough to max out your card, then you can be sure that you're planning a financial suicide. Or in figurative terms, you're on gradually on the brink of bankruptcy. Your card-provider interprets this to be financial desperation and thus report it to the bureaus.
The safe and positive option which will help you avoid the risk of damage to your file and also add good extra points to your total is to stay within the 20% zone. This is what I consider the "comfort zone." For instance, if your total is $50,000, keeping your expenses below $10,000 will ensure that you're building a good score gradually.
In any case, you'll find the option of acquiring a restoration kit for the removal of other damage-causing accounts useful. This will be the point where you begin repair work on your file. Fixing your file is worth the effort when the benefits are considered, even if you've got a few negatives.