Becoming more financially responsible means developing a solid foundation of money management skills and practices. Create a CashCourse account and use the strategies, tips and tools below to learn ways to make your dollar go further!
- 40 Money Management Tips
- Budgeting for Life
- Debt Recovery Worksheet
- Emergency Fund Worksheet
- Needs vs. Wants
- Savings Goals
Monitor Your Credit HistoryWhether you are actively building credit or not, it’s important to monitor your credit because it is a good way protect your identity.
Experian, Equifax and TransUnion are three major credit reporting agencies in the United States. You are entitled to one official credit report per year from each of these agencies. Request your report at AnnualCreditReport.com, which is the only official site for free credit reports.
Some credit cards companies offer free reports to provide you a general sense of your credit score. You can access these unofficial reports online at any time, and they don’t count as a hard pull against you. Keep in mind that credit scores can fluctuate slightly, so don’t be alarmed if you see a range of scores when checking these soft reports regularly.
If you find suspicious charges, receive unexpected bills or see new lines of credit that you didn’t open, you should investigate further in case of fraud.