you can by first reading your report carefully and having any mistakes removed. and then by paying off small balances and leaving the account open but at 0.00. then you can open a few more smal accounts and leave those balances also at 0.00. alot of people think by closing zero accounts it will raise the credit score, but really, the score will raise when you have more credit available not being used. the accounts that you have for the longest period of time are the ones to keep and keep at 0.00, time is also taken into consideration.
if you can, get an american express card and dont use it. just having the credit card open and in your name adds points.
at 7:45 AM on Jul. 17, 2009