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How, why, and when to order the free copies of your credit report you’re entitled to from each of the nationwide credit reporting companies. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Brochure Website
Date: 3/25/2013
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits credit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because you get public assistance. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/25/2013
Your credit report contains information about where you live, how you pay your bills, and whether you’ve been sued or arrested, or have filed for bankruptcy. Credit reporting companies sell the information in your report to creditors, insurers, employers, and other businesses that use it to More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Tools Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This article provides background about credit. It includes tips on shopping for credit cards, using cards carefully, and keeping your credit record clean. It also explains credit reports and credit scores, how to protect your identity, improve your credit record, and what to do if you are a More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This article provides information on obtaining a free copy of your credit report from each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – once every 12 months. It also provides guidance on disputing incorrect information on your reports. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Like everything else you buy, it pays to comparison shop for credit. This website provides hints and tips for consumers. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Your credit history is important to a lot of people: mortgage lenders, banks, utility companies, prospective employers, and more. So it's especially important that you understand your credit report, credit score, and the companies that compile that information, credit bureaus. This website provides More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Everyday, companies target consumers who have poor credit histories with promises to clean up their credit report so they can get a car loan, a home mortgage, insurance, or even a job once they pay them a fee for the service. The truth is, these companies can’t deliver an improved credit report for More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
If you're looking for credit, be wary of some 'gold' or 'platinum' card offers promising to get you credit cards or improve your credit rating. While sounding like general-purpose credit cards, some 'gold' or 'platinum' cards permit you to buy merchandise only from specialized catalogues. Marketers More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012