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Security Freezes and Fraud Alerts

If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s identity theft website, which lists the steps you need to take. The FTC has a second website, “Immediate Steps to Repair Identity Theft,” with similar information. For individuals who believe they have been or will be the victims of identity theft, […]

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Check your free credit report to build financial security

The University of Wisconsin-Extension “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 […]

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Credit Score vs. Credit Report: Which is More Important to Check Regularly?

UW-Extension campaign highlights simple way to check your free credit reports UW-Extension’s ongoing “Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” points out that it is much more important to check your credit report regularly than to know your credit score. Your credit score is calculated using information in your credit report, and it […]

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Credit Score and Credit Reports – Are they different?

Credit Report vs. Credit Score Many people use the terms “credit report” and “credit score” interchangeably, but they are not the same. Your credit report is a detailed account of your credit history, while your credit score is a three-digit number signifying your credit-worthiness. You are entitled to three free credit reports per year, but […]

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Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign

The Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10 (February 2, June 6 and October 10) is an easy way to remember set aside five minutes on these dates to pull one credit report from one credit bureau.  All Americans can pull their reports at periodic intervals annually.  Federal law allows each of us to […]

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Give Your Financial Health A Boost

We all visit the doctor to safeguard our health; experts say our financial health can also benefite from a routine check-up.  To make it easier for people to monitor their financial well-being UW-Extension Family Living Educators around the state are kicking off “Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10”.  For more information on […]

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