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UW-Extension Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign 2/2, 6/6, 10/10

By law, you can obtain three free credit reports each year. The information in your credit report affects your life in important ways–your ability to get a loan, how much you pay for credit and insurance, obtaining a job, renting a house or apartment, and preventing identity theft. It is important to check your report […]

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Buying or using gift cards? Read the fine print!

For many consumers, gift cards offer a simple, convenient solution for holiday gift giving. But shoppers need to stay on their toes when purchasing and using gift cards, says J. Michael Collins, University of Wisconsin-Extension family and consumer economics specialist and director of the UW-Madison Center for Financial Security. There are two main types of […]

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