Carlos’s Credit Savvy
Tip #4: Don’t pay off old collections
Why would you ever not want to pay outstanding collections? Because, due to an error in the credit scoring software, when you do and your credit score is recalculated your paid collection becomes the most recent item on your report. If your collection is more than four years old, having a recent paid collection will hurt you more than leaving it unpaid.
The picture below was from last week at Andrew (my 9 year old son) school play, Elizabeth him giving me a celebration pose!