Are you among the thousands of Wisconsin residents who didn’t get around to checking their credit report last year? Turn that around by signing up for UW-Extension’s “Check Your Credit Report Campaign. The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign seeks to make the process of remembering to order a free credit report as easy as possible. Anyone can sign up to receive an email reminder from UW-Extension three times a year—on 2/2, 6/6, and 10/10—on the campaign’s website: fyi.uwex.edu/creditreport. While you can order all three reports at the same time, the Fond du Lac County UW Extension office recommends you view one report every four months so you can be sure the information is up-to-date and accurate year round.
“There are loads of reasons why we may not keep up with monitoring our own credit,” says Michelle Tidemann, Fond du Lac County UW Extension Family Living Educator “Life is busy enough with everyday responsibilities. Our credit report reminder campaign seeks to make managing your credit history that much easier.” Fond du Lac County residents who have participated in the Credit Report Campaign have increased in numbers by 50% each year since it started in 2015. Fond du Lac County participants consistently lead the state in this effort of being informed through checking their credit reports.
Sign up and let the reminders help you monitor your credit report! Contact Shelley Tidemann, UW Extension Fond du Lac County at 929-2174 for more information.