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One payment lowered me - how do I fix it?
I had a Credit Score in the Excellent category. I always pay my bills in full and on time. However, when I got a new store credit card, I accidentally overlooked a bill. So I was a month late in paying. I did pay it completely, so I'm not delinquent on it. However, that one late $200 payment lowered me from an A on Credit History to a C. And it lowered my Credit Score to just above Fair. I was saddened by how far that one payment dropped me. How long does it take to balance that out and get the Score back up again? Is there anything I can do in the meantime?

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