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You can get Equifax, Experian, and Transunion credit reports – the three major consumer reporting companies for free once a year from AnnualCreditReport.com
So why should you request your credit reports?
To ensure you don’t have unknown delinquencies on your report like overlooked hospital and utility bills.
To make sure scammers aren’t using your deets to open accounts.
What if you find something suspect on your report?
Put out a fraud alert so all the credit card companies know what’s happening.
Contact the specific companies of any unfamiliar accounts you find.
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Rianka R. Dorsainvil, CFP®️ is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of 2050 Wealth Partners a virtual, fee-only comprehensive financial planning firm dedicated to serving first-generation wealth-builders, entrepreneurs, and thriving professionals. Rianka also hosts 2050 TrailBlazers, a podcast aimed to address the lack of diversity in the financial planning profession by engaging industry experts and leaders in conversation.
As an award winning successful, millennial Certified Financial Planner professional, Rianka offers a unique perspective not only on the current state of the financial service industry, but on how to stay relevant in an ever-changing world.
Rianka serves as a member of CNBC’s Digital Financial Advisor Council and CFP Board’s Diversity Advisory Group, is a Forbes Personal Finance Contributor, and has been recognized for her accomplishments and leadership within the industry by leading publications and organizations such as Investment News’ inaugural 2017 Women to Watch Rising Star and Wealth Management’s Ten to Watch in 2018. She has been published in PBS NewsHour, Forbes, USA Today, Black Enterprise, CNBC, Women’s Health, and more.