None of the drawbacks outweighs the peace of mind that comes with knowing my credit can't be hijacked by an identity thief.
They won't be your all-important FICO credit scores, but they'll shine some light on how lenders look at you.
The new CoreScore report and a new credit score based upon it will tap information the three major credit bureaus don't. Is it fair to consumers?
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New websites will report your rent-payment history to the credit bureaus for a fee. Paying rent on time could lead to higher scores.
If you're thinking about buying a home, these 3 steps can improve your chances for getting a low interest rate.
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