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Worksheet to help consumers create their own customized financial rule of thumb for checking credit reports More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Worksheets
Tags: Financial Education, Credit Reports, Consumer Credit; Financial Decision-making
Date: 4/12/2017
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
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
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
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
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Explains employer responsibilities and consumer rights when using information in credit reports to evaluate applications for employment, as well as employee retention, promotion or reassignment. Advises consumers to review their credit reports before applying for a job. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Date: 3/31/2017
Check your free credit report at least once a year to find and fix mistakes, update your information, and guard against identity theft. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Guidance
Date: 4/22/2013