Here is Connecticut we have been experiencing a heat wave (although the weekend was great), we have another 90+ days ahead!
So in an effort to stay cool, let’s take about credit freezes. Have you done this?
If you don’t plan on needing credit in the near future, you may want to consider this. A credit freeze is one way to help protect your identity from being stolen. You freeze your credit reports (yes, all three credit reports), so that no one can access your credit report (not even you) to open new accounts.
The reason why I say not needing your credit in the near future, is because there is a cost to freezing and unfreezing your credit report. So if you have plans to open a new credit card, finance the purchase of a car, buy or refinance a home in the near future, this could be costly.
Here is a great article from AARP walking you through the steps of a credit freeze.