Free Credit Scores from Credit Karma
September 17, 2008
Monitoring your own credit score used to be an involved process in which a consumer had to separately order their report from each major reporting agency. Although many companies provide a consolidated report online, nearly all of these services required a paid subscription for credit monitoring after an initial free report. A relatively new site, CreditKarma.com, is providing a free consolidated report with monitoring options. CreditKarma.com has one of the most comprehensive and modernized platforms which is supported by onsite advertising and not subscriptions. Credit Karma is not a reporting agency, but retrieves your credit scores and provides a useful way to analyze the information and trends. The ongoing credit market crises means that credit in all facets will be harder to obtain and more expensive. A good credit score will be more important than ever.