UW-Extension: Check Your Free Credit Report to Build Financial Security

Month after month, incorrect information on credit reports is among the top consumer complaints to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Complaints frequently revolve around the age of the debt listed on a credit report, or debt that doesn’t belong to the individual. Other issues include delays in updating and correcting inaccurate records. Because […]

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Loan Labyrinth

Do your college loans make you feel like you are in a labyrinth trying to figure out which ones to accept and all the different terms? Here is a quick guide on the most popular ones: Subsidized Stafford Loans: these are government loans based on financial need and charge no interest until repayment begins, usually […]

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Credit Check

Make sure to check both your credit score and report. To get your free credit score, visit Quizzle, or you can estimate it at Bankrate. Be sure to also carefully check your credit report as 30-40% have errors! You can get a free one every year from three different companies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) online, […]

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