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How can I see all three credit scores?
I was wondering if you could get all three credit scores on this website? If not where can I do that for free?
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focus on things that effect scores

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As a credit analyst, I can tell you many institutions are no longer just looking at your scores. We're in some trying times and there's not too many people who don't have some sort of blemish on their credit reports. If you simply focus on the following few things, your credit scores will improve naturally.

[1]: Never miss a payment

[2]: Never use more than 30%-40% of your avail credit (ie. $450-$600 on a $1500 line)

[3]: Monitor your credit for free by spreading out your request to the 3 reporting agencies.

      (ie. request Trans Union in March, Equifax in July and Experian in November)

[4]: Avoid only making minimum payments. First and foremost you'll ultimately pay much more for all your purchases due to the heavy interest. Secondly, in the times we're in, creditors will begin reducing your available credit by cutting your lines. (I do it everyday).

You want to try and make at least what we call "B" and "C" payments. Paying in full is always best but at times you may not be able to do that. Use the payment guide below:

M = Minimum payments

A = More than minimum, less than double

B = At least double, less than triple

C = At least triple, less than quadruple

D = at least quadruple, less than 5x minimum

E = At least 5x minimum, less than full

F = Full payment

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very helpful summary.  thank you!

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JiJu5r33 is correct on where to get the scores for free

However, To clarify all of this regarding the law and what they must provide...  There is a difference between your credit REPORT and credit SCORE

your reports must be available to you annualy from each agency for free.

However, your SCORE (which is variable between the 3 agencies, and only when looking at all 3 scores can you determine your overall score) is only required to be presented to you when an agency is using it to determine qualifications for a loan (and they may charge you to get it).   

No where does your score ever HAVE to be given to you for free, only the report of the agencies which is used to determine your score.

In other words, if you want to know your score for free

Sign UP for free for ... Creditkarma.com , Creditsesame.com , and equifax.com/creditscorecard  

Consider the Lowest Score your actual score used by Banks, if it's way off from the others, contact that agency to get a report and have them correct it.

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•The credit scores provided under the offers described herein make use of the Equifax Credit Score™, which is a proprietary credit model developed by Equifax. The 3-bureau scores are each based on the Equifax Credit Score model but calculated using the information in your Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit files. The Equifax Credit Score is intended for your own educational use. It is also commercially available to lenders along with numerous other credit scores and models in the marketplace. Please keep in mind lenders are likely to use a different score when evaluating your creditworthiness. Moreover, lenders may take into consideration items other than your credit score or information found in your credit file, such as your income.
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Jabrn

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 You can call each credit company and get one free report annually. It will not include a score. You can sign up on "Freecreditscore.com", and get all three reports and scores. This is a free seven day trial. You can print your info or simply save it on your computor. Make sure you call the toll free number by the sixth day and cancel. If it goes to the seventh day they have already charged you their going rate. You can then take your time and go through everything and write out anything you want to dispute. Make sure you have all your facts in order, and then call the particular credit company and tell them you need to dispute something on your credit report. Sometimes they will verify your claim, and sometimes, depending on what it is and how long it has been on your report, they will go ahead and delete an item from your report. I have done this and found that it is the simplest and easiest way to get your scores and get your report corrected. Also, it will not cost you a dime. Also, just so everyone knows, most creditors will use your middle score.

Good luck to all

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DebtFreein10

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Apparently, they have changed the policy at freecreditreport.com - you can get just the Experian report for the 7-day trial period, or $2.95. The site is owned by Experian. After I gave them all my info, the only way I could see to get the 3 agency report was to pay the $39.95 (less the $8 member discount). They will charge your credit card immediately. Now I have to figure out how to cancel the membership because I don't want anything but the credit reports I am entitled to by law.

I just logged on to annualcreditreport.com and it appears to be legitimately free. I'll let you know if that turns out to not be true.

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www.annualcreditreport.com   Gives you all three for free once a year. It's legit, so don't worry. My sister let me know about it when I went to check on it  last summer when I applied for a mortgage and they said my credit was poor.  Transunion, Equifax, and Experian.

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creditkarma.com is the bomb for a no strings attached "FREE", truly, free credit score.  Hats off to you guys!!  Thank you.  

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Padoau8394

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I agree.  Since I've been on Credit Karma, I've implemented suggestions which increased my credit score by 55 points.  Great site and wonderful information.

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creditsesame.com for Experian score, You can only update it once a month 

credit.com for Transunion score, You can only update it once a month

quizzle.com for for Experian score, You can only update it once every 6 months.

kreditkeeper.com let you have 30day trial for all 3 scores,

havent found any free score site for Equifax yet

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