The Complete Guide to Monitoring Your Credit

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Credit scores are too powerful to ignore. After all, your credit score is basically a three-digit number that tells the world – or at least businesses and lenders – how you handle your money. Identity theft, errors and your own missteps can wreak havoc on those all-important digits, leaving you on the hook for higher interest rates, loan rejections and even problems with applying for certain jobs.

But all is not lost. Monitoring your credit puts you in the driver's seat. You can identify mistakes and remove negative credit items that aren't accurate. You also empower yourself to quickly identify fraud and take control of your finances to clean up your credit report and begin improving your score. Use this quick guide to get started.