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How to Get 3 Free Credit Reports Per Year (with no Strings Attached)
Tue, 01/17/12 | 4 Comments
How to Get 3 Free Credit Reports Per Year (with no Strings Attached)

Free Credit Report Basics
Keeping up with your credit reports is essential for anyone who is serious about their financial well-being. They may be the only way for you to detect if your identity has been …

Credit Karma has Started Offering Free Credit Monitoring
Mon, 01/9/12 | 4 Comments
Credit Karma has Started Offering Free Credit Monitoring

As a Credit Karma user, I recently received an email announcing that they have begun offering daily free credit monitoring in addition to free credit scores!
What is Credit Monitoring?
Credit monitoring is a service that automatically …

Denied Credit? Now you will Get a Free Credit Score
Tue, 07/26/11 | 3 Comments
Denied Credit? Now you will Get a Free Credit Score

If you’ve recently been denied when applying for credit, it’s now a whole lot easier to find out why.
Under final rules issued by the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Reserve Board to reflect the requirements …

Does Closing a Savings or Checking Account Hurt your Credit Score?
Wed, 06/15/11 | 7 Comments
Does Closing a Savings or Checking Account Hurt your Credit Score?

Ever wonder what type of accounts do and do not impact your credit score and history?
A reader writes in with a good question on closing a checking account and I thought I’d share the answer, …

What is a VantageScore?
Wed, 04/13/11 | 9 Comments
What is a VantageScore?

I’ve received a positive response from people who signed up for Credit Karma’s free credit score service after I gave a Credit Karma review based on my own experience.
Indeed, Credit Karma is pretty awesome, but …

Credit Karma Review
Tue, 03/8/11 | 59 Comments
Credit Karma Review

Ever since I first brought up Credit Karma in my 10 free financial services post a while back, I’ve had a ton of curious friends and readers ask me more about them.
- Have you used …


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