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#1: Always take advantage of free annual credit report reviews
No, we are not telling you to sign up for one of those services that promises a free credit check, then charges you in three months. Instead, you want to go through the website mandated for free credit reports by the federal government. That site is www.annualcreditreport.com.
This official site lets you access all three versions of your credit report. You have three because each credit bureau (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) maintain their own version. Although they should say the same thing, mistakes happen. You want to review your reports for discrepancies that can hurt your credit score; if you find any dispute them.
Families with children aged K-12 are bound to overspend on back to school shopping. Use this helpful infographic to avoid the typical mistakes and become a frugal shopper!
In honor of National Financial Literacy Month, KOFE created this 12 Days of FinLit Infographic. Each day features a key financial topic related to that day. Do you recognize them all?
Economic abuse affects millions of Americans annually. We explain what economic abuse is and give examples that reveal the extent of this abuse in the US.
Use KOFE’s Identity Theft Protection infographic to learn how to protect your personal data and information from ID theft and credit fraud.
We asked 1,100 consumers what they thought about financial independence and the American Dream today. Read personal perspectives from real Americans.
KOFE helps you understand key milestones you need to hit on your road to retirement if you want to retire on time and in the way you want.
KOFE helps you build financial literacy with a useful infographic that debunks 5 common financial misconceptions that can lead to distress.
In this week’s featured infographic, we look at how Millennials view money and what they ultimately want to achieve from a financial standpoint.
Our medical debt infographic explores how out-of-pocket healthcare costs have become a leading cause of America’s debt and credit problems.
Consolidated Credit helps you cut through the hearsay to get to the heart of what debt management programs are and how they can help you out of debt.
Halloween marks the start of the most expensive time of year. We look at last year’s Halloween shopping statistics to see how people will spend money this year.
Surviving a disaster can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to do after the storm. We offer tips on how to find help after a hurricane.
Surviving a disaster can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to do after the storm. We offer tips on how to find help after a hurricane.View Infographic Read More
Parents expect to shell out almost $700 this year on back to school shopping. We break that total down and show you how to set a budget to save money.
We explore campus credit card use to see how early credit usage affects students’ ability to manage debt and graduate from college with minimal debt.
Spending close to $1,000 to decorate a room that’s used for less than a year can break the bank. Here’s how to do it on a budget without going into debt.
Learn about the key differences between banks and credit unions so you can understand which financial institution is the better choice for your money.
Use KOFE’s new infographic to craft the right Black Friday shopping strategy so you can stay on budget and avoid credit card debt
Consolidated Credit helps you take control of monstrous debt with 10 money hacks that can solve budget imbalance so you can achieve financial stability.
Consolidated Credit helps you take control of monstrous debt with 10 money hacks that can solve budget imbalance so you can achieve financial stability.View Infographic Read More
If you want to achieve freedom from debt, you have to make strategic plans in your budget to eliminate these four biggest sources of consumer debt.
KOFE’s Donations in Debt infographic explores the practice of continuing charitable giving in spite of personal challenges with debt.
KOFE offers a quick infographic snapshot of expected spending for Valentine’s Day 2018. This year, it’s the little things that add up to near record spending on sweethearts. We offer tips on how to use credit cards wisely as you spread the love.
KOFE offers a quick infographic snapshot of expected spending for Valentine’s Day 2018. This year, it’s the little things that add up to near record spending on sweethearts. We offer tips on how to use credit cards wisely as you spread the love.View Infographic Read More
This infographic compares types of consumer debt to help you better understand debt so you can effectively prioritize debt repayment and savings.
Use this infographic to compare your budget and spending to average American spending statistics to see how you stack up when it comes to cash flow.
We look at the financial and lifestyle benefits of owning tiny houses versus traditional houses, as well as the challenges you’ll face to transition.
If you’re worried about ID theft following the Equifax data breach, we explain four steps you can take to protect your identity and prevent credit fraud.
Our latest infographic helps you understand how to shop smart for the holidays so you can avoid overspending that usually leads to credit card debt.
Over half (51%) of Hispanics say building credit is the main advantage for owning a credit card, while 72% state the main disadvantage is unwanted debt.
Watch out for the Invasion of the Credit Snatchers! This fun infographic helps you understand how identity theft can create scary problems for your credit.
KOFE helps you make a plan to retire on time and the way you really want with eight secrets to achieving a successful retirement plan.
Learn two proven methods for eliminating high balances on high-interest credit card debt so you can regain control quickly and save money.
The average wedding costs over $30,000, but that’s only if you pay in cash. This infographic shows you the true cost with credit card interest added.
If you find mistakes or errors in your credit report that you need to dispute, use these free credit repair instructions to repair your credit so you can maximize your score and qualify for financing at low interest rates.
If you find mistakes or errors in your credit report that you need to dispute, use these free credit repair instructions to repair your credit so you can maximize your score and qualify for financing at low interest rates.View Infographic Read More
Keeping your finances organized can be a real balancing act. Consolidated Credit helps balance your budget with this helpful budgeting infographic.
Get the most out of your tax refund this year by comparing how much interest you can save on various debts versus the amount you can earn if you save it.
KOFE helps you strike the right balance in your financial life by teaching you to balance money management, debt elimination and savings.
Popping the question can cost thousands – especially once you include the cost of the engagement ring. This infographic can help you get your yes for less.
Not sure what steps to take to become a successful homeowner? We walk you step by step through the purchasing process so you know what to expect.
Don’t let outstanding holiday credit card debt just hang around to gather interest. We explore 3 options to eliminate debt fast so you can regain control.
Credit card debt consolidation can help you traverse down a mountain of unpaid debt faster and easier. Learn how Consolidated Credit can help you reach the debt-free finish line.
The holidays have a way of railroading a budget with all of the one-off costs you don’t have planned in. Use this infographic to stay on-budget this year.
KOFE breaks down how seniors can use a reverse mortgage to get the most out of home equity with our helpful Alchemy of Equity infographic.
See how one meal can end up being a big drain on your budget and learn how to cut food costs so you can avoid putting the expense on a credit card.
Learn what to expect when you take the plunge into credit counseling, so you can find the path forward to achieve freedom from credit card debt.
If supernatural creatures could qualify for credit, would they use it or abuse it? We look at supernatural spenders and then see how you stack up.
Consolidated Credit offers a new infographic that explains how high credit card APR eats away at every payment you make, preventing you from reaching zero.
Do you have what it takes to be a credit score superstar? Learn about the five judges that determine if your credit score is enough to achieve your dreams.
Do you have what it takes to be a credit score superstar? Learn about the five judges that determine if your credit score is enough to achieve your dreams.View Infographic Read More
HBO’s series Game of Thrones is back for another season starting 4/6, but if your finances mirror the drama from the show, it may be a sign you need help.
Part 3 of Consolidated Credit’s America Saves Week infographic series – The Science of Saving – shows how to save effectively to support a growing family.
In Part 2 of the Science of Saving infographic series, we look at where you need to save money, from a rainy day fund to the right retirement plan.
Part 1 of Consolidated Credit’s Science of Saving infographic series for America Saves Week breaks down how savings accounts work at a basic level.
KOFE helps you avoid a credit card debt crunch from last minute holiday shopping with this helpful money-saving infographic.
At Consolidated Credit, we understand that Debt Sucks! This helpful infographic shows the 10 ways we make debt suck a little less for clients like you.
The right debt solution can help you get off the ground when it comes to solving credit card debt problems. Here’s how credit counseling can help you.
Transitioning from the classroom to the boardroom can be a bumpy road for your finances and credit. We offer tips on how to eliminate debt and budget wisely.
KOFE offers a helpful Wedding Infographic that details the real cost of a wedding with ways you can cut costs to avoid problems with debt.
See how Americans spend money for Valentine’s Day with KOFE’s infographic and learn how much people are paying in the name of love.