NextAdvisor Blog - Experian

New Equifax Email Details Plans to Extend Credit Monitoring for 2017 Breach Victims

Equifax data breach victims recently received word about extended coverage from Experian. What does this latest Equifax email mean for you?
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New Federal Law Lets You Freeze Your Credit for Free

Starting Sept. 21, you can freeze your credit for free, freeze your children's credit and set fraud alerts that last one year. Learn all about it.
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What is the National Consumer Assistance Plan?

Have you heard that overdue parking fines can hurt your credit reports? The National Consumer Assistance Plan could put an end to that (and much more).
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4 Financial Lessons You Can Learn from 2017’s Credit Statistics

We've combed through credit statistics from 2017 to find four things that many Americans should be doing to improve their financial health.
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What is a Credit Report?

What is a credit report? This is an important question to know the answer to, especially following the major Equifax breach.
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Why are There so Many Credit Bureaus?

Over 40 credit bureaus in the U.S. collect and sell consumer information. Learn why there are so many credit bureaus and what they're doing with your data.
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A Complete Guide to Freezing Your Credit

If you've been following the news on the Equifax breach, you're likely considering a credit freeze. Our guide to freezing your credit explains it all.
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Experian PIN Verification Tool Poses Security Risk: What You Need to Know

Consumers can retrieve their Experian credit freeze PINs online, but the Experian PIN verification tool may not be as secure as you'd hope. Learn why.
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Unpatched Equifax Vulnerability Led to Massive Data Breach: What Does This Mean?

Thanks to an unpatched Equifax vulnerability on its website, the data for millions of consumers was stolen. Get the details on what this means.
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Do’s and Don’ts of Improving Your Credit Scores

There are many ways to boost your credit standing, but a good place to start is learning the do's and don't of improving your credit scores.
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