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The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau compiled a list of companies that offer their existing credit card customers free access to one of their credit scores. This list also includes information on other ways to get credit scores for free. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Blogs
Tags: free credit score, credit card
Date: 5/31/2017
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new portal helps you find information and learn about credit scores and reports while providing links to additional resources. It includes sections on the difference between credit scores and credit reports, what to look for and how to dispute errors on More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Websites
Tags: credit management, understanding credit, credit scores, disputes, consumer
Date: 5/31/2017
Steps and tips on how to rebuild credit from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Download guide in PDF Format. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Guide
Tags: credit repair, tips
Date: 5/31/2017
Information on how to obtain your credit report, how credit scores are determined, how to verify reported information, and how to improve and maintain a good credit score. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 4/20/2017
Tips for getting the most of your credit card. Suggests do's and don'ts to manage your credit card account and help maintain a high credit score. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 4/20/2017
This report describes the results of focus groups with consumers on credit reports and scores. The report examines issues such as whether consumers were checking their credit scores and reports, how they were doing it, and what motivated them to check it. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Credit reports, financial education
Date: 4/5/2017
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: 3/31/2017
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: 3/31/2017
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: 3/31/2017
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: 3/31/2017