Everyday Impact of Credit Scores

Many Americans have never checked their credit report or are aware of all the ways in which credit affects their lives. Poor credit can affect things like utility deposits, car insurance, and cell phone service options. Your credit can also affect your ability to get a job or rent an apartment.

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Check Your Credit

Every consumer is entitled to a free credit report from all three credit bureaus – TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax – every twelve months. Always check your credit report regularly and make sure all information is accurate and up to date. If you find any inaccuracies, dispute directly with the reporting bureau.

Improve Poor Credit

The best way to improve your credit is to make all of your payments in full and on time. Rather than carrying a small balance, it’s best to just pay it off completely. Keeping your credit utilization low will also help your score improve over time.

Seek Legal Help

Flitter Milz is a nationally recognized consumer protection law firm that represents victims of credit reporting errors.  Contact Us for a free evaluation of your credit reports and determination of whether your consumer rights have been violated.