@ClementsMoney Hump Day Help – Get a Free Credit Score

by | 08Aug2018 | Credit, credit score | 0 comments

Welcome to the Hump Day Help. Each Wednesday we take one of the weekly actions from Jonathan Clements‘ blog Humble Dollar and “militarize” it for you. Jonathan Clements was a longtime personal finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal, and he offers great advice at the best price you can get…free. Here is this week’s Hump Day Help:

GET A FREE CREDIT SCORE. You can learn your score at sites such as:

Scores are also available from Capital OneChase and Discover, even if you aren’t a customer. Not all these sites will tell you your FICO score—the most widely used scoring system.

 

If you plan on borrowing money in the future, you should monitor your credit score using one of these services. The one I’ve used is CreditKarma.com. In addition, using these sites can be part of a simple plan to protect your credit and identity.

You might not realize it, but if you have a USAA credit card like I do you can see your credit score in the right hand side of your credit card page. For example, here’s what mine looks like:

 

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