Thursday, January 12, 2012
How to Survive Your Holiday Bills by Checking your Credit Report
It is that time of year again, the one when the holiday bills start to arrive in your mailbox and you really want to ask your mail person to stop delivering any mail for a while. However, these bills are unavoidable so there is something you should do before you pay them, get your credit report in fact you can get all three reports from the same place.
When you made a lot of purchases using credit cards, which we all know is not a good idea around the holidays but we do it anyway, you really need to have a good look at your statements. It is a sad but true fact that people do steal your credit card number, and use it for their own malicious purposes.
This is why it is a good idea to get your free credit score and your credit report. If you check them now you can verify your accounts and make sure that no identity theft has gone on with your accounts. When you go online to a place like freescore, you can monitor your credit and get some tips on safeguarding yourself against these awful thieves.
It is hard enough these days to survive the rising cost of living without someone stealing your credit and possibly ruining your credit score for years to come. So, try to arm yourself with all the knowledge you can, and be sure to check those holiday bills that are coming in and your free credit score.
I will let you know how I did on my holiday spending in another post, please share how you did on yours, so we can learn from each other.
I am in no way affiliated with a credit score site.