My wife has a bumpy credit history, but we are trying to get a handle on it. At this point most of the negative things on her report have been resolved, but there are a few that are confusing us. For example, using Equifax's reports, there are items under the heading Negative Accounts which have a status of closed, and an amount due of zero, so why would that item still be under negative accounts, and when will it leave? There are cases where one credit agency will have an open status for a negative account and other agencies will consider it closed.
How do we figure out what on her credit report still needs to be addressed? Are there advisors out there that will help us resolve these things? Is this something that a financial advisor will help with?