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4 Steps to Checking Your Credit Report

4 Steps to Checking Your Credit Report

If there were a song about keeping yourself safe from financial scams, the refrain to that song would be “Check your credit report!” But practically speaking, many people don’t know how to check their credit report or know why it is important. Checking your credit report isn’t some fancy financial maneuver. It is probably a lot easier than balancing your checkbook – just follow these 4 easy steps: Step 1: Get Your Credit Report Step 2: Read Your Credit Report Carefully Step 3: Report Errors and Inaccuracies Step 4: Monitor Your Credit Report Regularly Let’s look at each of these steps in detail. Step 1: Get Your Credit Report There are three different credit reporting agencies: Equifax, TransUnion and Experian. Even though they share data amongst themsel...

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