Mr. C’s Credit Tip of the Week: Opt out of Credit Bureau marketing lists

credit helpful tipsTypically I say “tips” are for the wait staff, but this collection of “tips” is the real deal. There’s nothing behind it. You know I have no agenda because I’m not licensed to sell anything. I’m a Consumer Advocate who is trying to help You make smart decisions. That is what I do. Once a week I’ll be putting out a financial or credit tip to help you out! You can view my full list of Credit Tips here.

So without further ado, here’s my tip of the week:

Opt-out of Credit Bureau marketing lists.

You may not know this, but you were opted-in at birth to the Credit Bureaus marketing lists. You have to opt-out or they can sell your personal information for profit. The information they sell includes your SSN, DOB, debt amounts, credit scores, age, address and more… Truly sickening. Go towww.OptOutPreScreen.com to electronically opt-out for 5 years. Then, print the form and mail it in to opt-out permanently.

If you’re looking for more tips or financial advice you’ll want to check out my show Talking Money with Mr. C, airing Sunday’s from 1-3 PM on KFMB 760 AM. You can find a podcast page full of our past shows here.Check us out this Sunday for all the latest and greatest information on the state of the financial marketplace.



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