"Give credit where credit is due—otherwise freeze it.” Ok, that’s not an actual quote, but yes, you should consider freezing your credit in certain situations. A credit freeze can also be called a security freeze, but why would freezing your credit be beneficial? It’s...
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What is a Credit Report Freeze?
What is a credit freeze, aka a security freeze? It’s a “lock” on your credit reports that blocks third parties from viewing your credit score. It also blocks new lines of credit under your name, ensuring that online criminals cannot open new accounts. In other words,...
What is Credit Monitoring and Do I Need it?
Your credit is important—it’s the key indicator of your financial health. Your creditworthiness is the difference between being able to take out a loan to buy your dream home…or not. Credit monitoring services keep a close eye on your credit and track changes in your...
How to Fix Issues & Errors on Your Credit Report
You just got your credit report and something feels off. Your credit score seems too low. You dig deeper and find out that, lo and behold, there were a bunch of mistakes that led to your lower score. First of all, UGH. And second, you need to quickly fix the errors on...
How to Stop Getting Preapproved Credit Card Offers in the Mail
We’ve all been there. You open up your mailbox and see a big stack of mail and you’re excited to open a fun package…only to discover that it’s mostly credit card offers that you didn’t even want. Ugh! Credit card companies send unsolicited mail (and email) because...
Why it’s Important to Check Your Credit Score
Your credit report and your credit score are two important pieces of your financial health, so you should review them regularly. Credit scores are different than credit reports. Reports show your credit history, while scores are a number based on several personal...
Check Your Statements to Stay Safe this Holiday Season
The holidays can be one of the most exciting seasons. You’re stocking up on holiday treats, planning family visits, and checking all the stores and websites for the best deals. However, these months can also be hectic. While you’re skimming through websites, you might...
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