Mr. C’s Financial Tip of the Week: Know your credit score!

financial tip piggy bankTypically 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 Financial Tips here

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

Know your credit score.


Your credit score could change every single day. There are a lot of variables that impact, effect or change your credit score. If you had a 700 score when you bought your house two years ago, that doesn’t mean anything today. Check your credit score every six months and see where you stand. DO NOT sign up for credit monitoring. They will use your participation in that product as permission to sell your information to companies that will then start marketing to you furiously filling up your mailbox. It will compromise your personal information and make you more likely to be a victim of identity theft. Check it yourself. No one cares more about your credit score than you do. Watch this video to learn about the Components of a Credit Score. Also, check out my Top 10 Credit Tips here.

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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