2017 is here, and with it, financial resolutions for many people. Finance experts recommend that you get a copy of your credit report once a year. The ONLY truly free site to accomplish this is: :
Some banks are offering free credit scores as a service now as well, but might not give all three.
Once you get your copy of your credit reports from the three main credit agencies, it will be time to check them over to see if there are any errors, and then take steps to start improving your credit score.
Once you find out what it is, it is time to take action: How to Improve Your Credit Score Effectively
Your credit score affects credit card approvals, being able to get a mortgage or other kind of loan, or even being able to rent an apartment or get a job in some cases. The better your FICO score, the better interest rate you can get on everything from your credit cards to your car lease and mortgage. A few percentage points may not seem like much, but they can add up to thousands saved over the lifetime of the loan thanks to your great credit score.
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