Jacquelyn Lynn - Online Consumer Advice and Commentary

Jacquelyn Lynn is a business writer whose dynamic books and insightful articles have been helping business owners and managers work smarter and more profitably for more than two decades. She is the author of Entrepreneur’s Almanac, Online Shopper’s Survival Guide and co-author of Make Big Profits on eBay, as well as a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine. For more information and for the link to her business blog, visit www.jacquelynlynn.com.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Getting a free credit report - a truly free report, with no strings

You know you should check your credit report regularly. Doing so lets you see if there are any mistakes on your report that could adversely affect you when applying for credit or even a job, as well as alerts you to the possibility of identity theft.

You are entitled to a free copy of your credit report once a year from each of the three major credit reporting agencies. However, if you go to www.freecreditreport.com, you’ll be asked to sign up for a trial membership in Experian’s credit monitoring service. If you want that, fine. But I don’t think it’s truly a free report; it’s a marketing technique to get you to buy a service. And that's why I did not make it a live link in this post.

To get the real free credit reports, go to www.annualcreditreport.com.




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