New guides explain how to read your credit report and increase your score

UW-Extension just released two new guides for people interested in reviewing their credit:

  • The Sample Credit Report guide walks you through a credit report and explains what everything means.
  •  The Credit Score guide explains how credit scores are calculated and what steps you can take to improve your score.

The guides are part of UW-Extension’s ongoing campaign to encourage people to check their credit reports three times a year. Join the 1,000+ individuals who receive email reminders to check their credit reports on Feb. 2, June 6, and Oct. 10 each year. Sign up here.

Guide to reading your report

Credit Score Guide