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Inside My (Free) Experian Credit Report

by Michael on May 20, 2014 · 2 comments

Back in January, I checked my Equifax credit report as part of my diy credit monitoring system. This system involves checking one of you three free credit reports every four months. The hard part, of course, is remembering to pull your credit reports on a regular basis. To combat this […]

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Free FICO Credit Score from Discover Card

by Michael on Jan 27, 2014

There was a time when your credit score was a closely guarded (and costly) secret. But that’s been changing. For example, as I noted awhile back, the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard started offering free access to your FICO score via their website. These scores are updated monthly. And now Discover […]

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Have you checked your credit report recently? I have. In fact, I pulled my Equifax credit report (for free) just last week. Care to guess what I found? Absolutely nothing. Or at least nothing out of the ordinary. Just my boring report. But, when it comes to credit reports, boring […]

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Free Credit Monitoring (the DIY Way!)

by Michael on Jan 15, 2014 · 4 comments

In the wake of the massive Target data breach, I’ve decided to throw together a free, diy credit monitoring system. Yes, Target is offering a year of free credit monitoring, but that only covers your Experian credit report, leaving Equifax and TransUnion out in the cold. And it only lasts […]

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Earlier this afternoon, I received an e-mail from Target regarding their pre-holiday data breach. It seems that the more they investigate, the worse the situation gets. At first, they thought that hackers had snatched the credit and debit card info of 40M customers. But now they’re saying that the names, […]

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Would you be surprised if I told you that paying off your mortgage hurts your credit score? Well, it’s true. I mentioned this in passing when talking about getting free access to your credit score from Barclaycard, but thought that it was worth a mention of it’s own… For background, […]

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Free FICO Credit Score From Barclaycard

by Michael on Nov 7, 2013

Hmmm… This is pretty cool… One of my favorite reward credit cards just got a little better. I’m talking here about the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard, which is now offering free access to your credit score. Yes, that’s right. Free for all cardholders. And yes, we’re talking about your real, […]

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By now, I’m sure that you’ve all heard about the troubles with Healthcare.gov, the online portal for buying health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (i.e., the ACA, or Obamacare). Curious as to what all the fuss was about, I decided to try it out myself and see if the […]

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