Last week, I told you what was on your credit report This week, I’ll tell you what’s not there.
Your credit report doesn’t say much about you as a person It has your name, address (possibly your past address), and your social security number But, it doesn’t show your age, gender, race, nationality, or religion It also doesn’t list your income, although it might show your employer If you’ve recently changed jobs, that information might not be up to date.
Your credit report is a snapshot of your finances, not your life And, it’s not even a perfect picture of your payment history Credit reports can change daily as your financial life changes: purchases made on credit, new accounts opened, payments made (or not) There may also be errors that will need to be corrected whenever you find them.
Even though your report does not reveal everything about you, it is the most important document that you have to show the world how you handle your money What you do today will stay on your credit for years to come When you make a financial choice, think about how it will affect you in the future.
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