Five Simple Steps to Financial Literacy

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  • Becoming Financially Literate
  • Pull your credit report
  • Keep a money diary
  • Set Up a Wealth-Building System
  • Review Your Company Benefits
  • Pick a Financial Website

Pull Your Credit Report

The first thing you should do is pull your free credit report.  Often, people are afraid of what their credit report might say, but a credit report or your credit score is not a terminal illness. You have the opportunity to pull your credit report for free through each of the reporting agencies: Experian, TransUnion and Equifax.

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