You should check your credit report regularly to protect yourself and review the status of your credit accounts.
At a minimum, you should check at least once a year or before making a big purchase or taking a new credit.
It's crucial to monitor your credit report for changes you didn't expect and to plan your financial decisions.
Checking regularly also helps you identify incorrect information, dispute them, and detect any fraud early.
You can check your credit report with any of the three major credit bureaus: Equifax®, Experian®, and TransUnion®.
If there is incorrect information reported to the bureaus, these inaccuracies could hurt your credit score.
If you have been a victim of fraud or identity theft, checking your report can help you find and fix them.
Checking often helps you be proactive in keeping errors out of your credit report and correcting them soon.
You can check your credit report for free from any of the credit bureaus at sites with free score check options.