It’s Your Credit
Your credit report is a detailed record of your credit activities from the past 7-10 years. Credit reports are increasingly important to everyday life—getting a job, obtaining an affordable loan or insurance policy, or renting a home.
Everyone is entitled by law to three free credit reports each year—one from each of the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and Transunion. You can order your free reports through the mail, by phone or the official website annualcreditreport.com.
UW-Extension will help you remember to order your reports through our “2/2, 6/6, 10/10” educational campaign. We suggest that you view one report every four months to be sure your information is up-to-date and accurate. Sign up at “Check Your Free Credit Report” . This website lets you sign up through UW-Extension to get three email reminders throughout the year.
No one will keep an eye on your credit report for you. Regular, careful reviews of your credit report will help you identify any incorrect or fraudulent information, and it can help protect you from identity theft. For more information, contact Jeanne Walsh Chippewa County UW-Extension Family Living Educator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (715)726-7950.