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Protecting Your Identity

Like it or not, your identity is out there and it's up to you to protect it.

Protect Yourself From Fraud

Fraud is a deliberate deception of a buyer by a seller in order to obtain an unfair gain. All states have consumer protection acts that protect consumers against deliberate fraud. Check out these articles for all the tips you need to make sure you do not become a victim of fraud. Fraud Resources

The FACT Act: Your Protection Against Identity Theft

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act) is an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (the law that regulates credit reporting agencies). It is an important tool in the fight against identity theft. Read More…

How to Remove Credit Report Errors in Three Steps

What do you do when you spot an inaccuracy on your credit report? Take steps to dispute it. Because of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, cleaning up your own credit report is usually quick and easy. Credit reporting agencies (often called credit bureaus) should only report accurate and current information. Read More…

Your Credit Score: Everything you Need to Know

Your credit score can have a major impact on your life. Not only do creditors typically check your score when deciding whether or not to approve your loan application and what interest rate to charge you if you are approved, but landlords, insurance companies, and even employers often check it as well. Having a good score can help you achieve your goals quickly and at the lowest possible cost. Read More…

A Complete Guide: Your Credit Report

750. 670. 620. 575. You may not think about them every day, but your credit report and the three little digits that make up your credit score probably influence your life in many ways. They can affect the cost of credit you receive, your ability to rent or buy a home, the insurance rates you pay, and even the jobs you can get. By understanding the reporting and scoring process, your consumer rights, and how to recover from inaccuracies and guard against identity theft, you can establish and maintain a stellar credit report and score. Download Now

Financial Fitness Minute Videos

Financial Fitness Minute: Guarding Against Identity Theft

Learn about the four ways your info moves in and out of your financial castle in less than two minutes. Play the Video

Financial Fitness Minute: Your Credit Score

Find out what goes into your credit score and how it’s calculate in just over two minutes. Play the Video

Podcast: The World of Credit Reports

Find out in just twelve minutes about credit reporting agencies, what’s in your credit report, understanding credit scores, how to improve your credit standing, and your consumer rights and identity theft. Listen Now (Transcript Available)

Get More Credit Score & Report Resources

We’ve partnered with industry-leading BALANCE to provide you with free access to expertly-crafted financial education and resources to help with your fiscal matters. Check out the Credit Reports & Score Toolkit from BALANCE

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