12 Tips To Keep An Eye On Your Credit

Bankrate has 12 strategies to keep your credit in tip-top shape:

  • Catch mistakes before they make it to your report;
  • Stagger your free reports for year-round monitoring;
  • Double or triple up on free report if you live in Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Vermont;
  • Get your credit report free when you’ve been denied;
  • Follow up for a free report after fixing mistakes;
  • Check it during your job hunt;
  • Try a scoring estimator;
  • Check your score when already paying for another service;
  • Save by doubling up when you want both your credit report and your credit score;
  • Get free advice from credit counselors.

For more ways to keep your credit strong and healthy throughout the year, check out our credit report and score savvy roundup. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

12 free credit monitoring strategies [Bankrate]
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