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Integrated Family Community Services 3370 South Irving Street, Englewood, CO 80110-1816 Ph: 303-789-0501

How Smart Families Successfully Track Their Credit Scores

There are many types of families in this world. Some families make a point to stay on top of things. If you’re part of a financially responsible household, you need to make keeping track of your credit score a top priority. A rock-solid credit score can simplify your life in many major ways. It can make the home purchasing process a lot easier and more realistic. It can make credit card applications smooth sailing, too. Staying on top of your credit score isn’t as hard as you may think, either. It’s actually a walk in the park.

Take Advantage of Credit Karma

Credit Karma is a widely known website that specializes in all matters that relate to personal finance. If you find yourself asking, ”What’s a good credit score?”, or want to know your credit score like the back of your hand, Credit Karma can accommodate you perfectly. It gives people access to credit scores that are completely free. It gives them more than just free scores as well. That’s because it also provides them with the convenience of in-depth reports. Families can see their credit scores regardless of the time of day or night. These scores are available around the clock. The site even supplies information regarding accounts and latest available balances. If you want to get to the bottom of the factors that may be harming your overall score, Credit Karma can get you moving in the right direction. Note, too, that it makes credit score notifications accessible to users. People receive alerts through email. If you want to find out about your credit score soaring, Credit Karma will notify you. If you want to find out about a possible credit score decrease, the site will notify you just as quickly.

Make Use of Hassle-Free Credit Score Monitoring

There are various companies that specialize in hassle-free credit score monitoring services. Highly regarded examples of these are IdentifyGuard, IdentityForce and, last but definitely not least, LifeLock. These companies can assist households that want to be updated regarding their current credit scores. They, because of that, can help families that wish to steer clear of headaches such as identity breach. If you want to find out whether or not someone halfway across the nation is trying to use your credit card for a random purchase, LifeLock can help you out. Credit score monitoring companies have saved countless families from all kinds of unnecessary headaches and inconveniences.

Get a Complimentary Credit Report

There are a handful of prominent agencies that are known for credit reports in the United States. They’re TransUnion, Experian and Equifax. If you want to easily and efficiently track your credit score, you can receive a single free credit report from any of these three companies. People are eligible to receive 100 percent free assessments on an annual basis. If you’re interested in assessing your score without spending a penny, a free report can do the trick.

Consistency is Key

It’s critical to understand that consistency is key. Families need to track their scores at all points of the year. Never neglect focusing on your score. If you let a few months go by without evaluating it, you never know what might have happened. Families that wish to steer clear of all types of nightmare scenarios need to be detail-oriented and meticulous about their credit score tracking practices.

The Internet makes an endlessly helpful tool for families that are committed to credit score tracking success. There are many reliable sites that give people access to complimentary credit reports. There are also many sites that provide visitors with dependable credit score monitoring suggestions.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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Thank you to our partners at Aspen Grove Shopping Center. Give a gift and receive a gift - we appreciate your support!Donate gift cards from any Aspen Grove retailer today and tomorrow from noon to 4 PM and it will be given to local families in need by Integrated Family Community Services. Receive a limited-edition Aspen Grove ornament with the donation of a gift card from an Aspen Grove retailer valued at $10 or more. Non-perishable food items and hygiene products are also accepted. Drop off your donations at our Holiday Station near Gigi's Cupcakes. ... See MoreSee Less

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TOY GIVEAWAY TODAY and FRIDAY

Who -

**Parents seeking gifts for their children age infant through 17.

Dates & Times -

** Thursday, Dec. 13, 8:30 to 11:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 for those living within western Arapahoe or Northern Douglas counties. Areas include Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Sheridan and unincorporated Arapahoe County.

**Friday, Dec. 14, 8:30 to 11:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 for anyone in Colorado

What’s Needed -

**Interested parents will complete a registration form in our office. The following documents are also needed - Parent ID, Child ID (birth certificate, Social Security Card, or school ID), and Proof of Address

What to Expect -

- We will not be able to honor requests for clothing or specific toys.
- We have very few items for teenagers.
- If we run out of toys, we run out of toys.
- Unfortunately, those seeking gifts can receive no other services that session.

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