Check Your Free Credit Report on 2/2, 6/6, & 10/10

Because credit reports are so important to everyday life (they can affect obtaining an affordable loan or insurance policy, getting a job, or renting a home), Federal law gives everyone the right to request three free credit reports each year. And yet the Federal Trade Commission reports that only one out of every three Wisconsin adults checks their free credit report each year, making Wisconsin the sixth lowest of all the states.

The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign wants to turn those numbers around by making it easier to remember to order a free credit report. Anyone can sign up to receive an email reminder from UW-Extension three times a year—on 2/2, 6/6, and 10/10—on the campaign’s website:

For additional information contact Amanda Griswold, Human Development and Relationships Educator at 608-326-0223 or email

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