Money habits: Check your credit score

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April is Financial Literacy Month

Day 9, sign up for Credit Karma. After all the hard work you’ve done with retrieving your credit reports and disputing, you still aren’t sure how your score looks.

Although you’re offered a free annual credit report it doesn’t come with a number. What’s the point if you don’t know your number? How else can you determine if you’re improving or not?

A credit score is primarily based on credit report information typically from credit bureaus.

A credit score range from 300-850; a good credit score is key to your financial life. Remember the higher the score, the lower the interest, the larger the saving. Unfortunately, in most cases if you want to know your magical number you must pay for it. Yes, pay for what is rightfully yours to begin with.

The good news is that there’s a site, www.CreditKarma.com, where you can view your credit score for free. Yes, I said the beautiful four letter word that begins with an ‘F’. You don’t need a credit card or bank account to sign up. You will have to provide (private) information only you would know.

So, if you want to know your credit score without paying for it and the ability to check as often as needed, run over to www.CreditKarma.com today and sign up. It’s FREE!

Credit: Bahiyah Shabazz
Credit: Bahiyah Shabazz

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About Bahiyah Shabazz 1003 Articles
Bahiyah Shabazz is one of the nation’s leading financial experts on the art of maximizing your growth. She's a wealth building expert, author, speaker, financial advocate, magazine and online columnist.

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