Your credit score affects your ability to get a loan, get housing, and even obtain/maintain a security clearance. Did you know that 62% of Americans have a credit score lower than 750?1 Improve your credit score with these five tips.
Did you know that if you’re an MSA member, you can view your TransUnion credit score and access your TransUnion credit report right from your member dashboard? And it’s absolutely free! Plus, viewing them through MSA won’t negatively impact your score. Members also get free 24/7 credit monitoring of all credit activity as reported by TransUnion, and alerts are sent, via email or text, for any detected activity, so you have the ability to confirm whether suspicious activity is fraudulent or not.
If you have more questions about how credit scores work, talk to your Money Coach. Every coach is a Certified Credit Counselor who can help you create an action plan to boost your credit score and provide next steps for looking through your credit reports and protecting yourself from identity theft. It’s easy to get started, call 888-724-2326 today.
1Bell, R. “FICO Scores Reflect Slow Economic Recovery.” FICO® Banking Analytics Blog. N.p. 18 Sep. 2012. Web. 12 Jul. 2013.
2“A New Identity Fraud Victim Every Two Seconds in 2013 According to Latest Javelin Strategy & Research Study.” javelinstrategy.com. San Francisco: Javelin Strategy & Research, 5 Feb. 2014. Web. 25 Nov. 2014.
3“In FTC Study, Five Percent of Consumers Had Errors on Their Credit Reports that Could Result in Less Favorable Terms for Loans.” Federal Trade Commission. N.p. 11 Feb. 2013. Web. 6 Nov. 2013.
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