I’ve been using Credit Sesame for over 7 years.
I logged into my Credit Sesame account this morning and my credit score is OVER 800!! Holy Moly- That’s amazing and so exciting. Staying on budget and not living outside my means really pays off!
One of the ways I’ve been able to keep my credit score so high is that I use Credit Sesame to monitor my scores with all three agencies.
I can check to see if there is anything on there that doesn’t belong and clear up any issues as soon as I see them.
It’s never too early (or late) to start monitoring your credit. College students should take a peek at their credit, and Credit Sesame offers tips and tricks to help build your credit. Good Credit is important- it’s the gatekeeper to so many things in life! Good credit gives you better access to better APR’s for credit cards, mortgages, car loans, and lines of credit.
Did you know that the recent FTC study found that over 20% of Americans or 40 Million credit reports have reporting errors that are costing consumers money in credit card interest rates and loans?
Make sure that your credit report does not contain erroneous information that could be impacting your credit score. Keep tabs on your credit report activities and your score by signing up for free credit monitoring and score services like Credit Sesame, so that you can easily protect your financial good standing.
* Receive daily credit monitoring alerts
* Get your FREE Credit Score Monthly
* Limit ID Theft Damage
* Find Potential Errors Sooner
* Get Access to Better Loans and Save Money
And unlike those “free” credit report offers that you see on TV with the catchy jingles,Credit Sesame is 100% free. You don’t have to enter your credit card number.
I’ve got two kids. Thinking about them going to college is a ways off, but, despite that, we have a 529 savings account set up for both. A 529 is a college/higher learning savings account.
If the thought of saving for your kid’s education has you feeling anxious, Ohio 529 Plan (you don’t need to live in Ohio to take advantage of this) has an upcoming FREE webinar where you can learn all about how 529 plans work. You can learn more here.
If you already know about 529 plans, and are looking for a simple way to boost a 529 accounts earnings, check this out!
I’ve had a Upromise account for 15+ years. It’s a great way to earn and save money for college. I used my earnings/savings to pay for my college textbooks and parking pass when I finished my AA’s a few years ago.
The Upromise savings tools and automatic transfers let you set goals and transfer your earned rewards into college savings plans.
Receive a $5.29 bonus when you sign up for a free Upromise account.
Receive a $30 Welcome Bonus when linked to a 529 account. A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future education costs.
Upromise® Mastercard® – Cardmembers earn 1.529% cash back rewards on purchases when their Upromise Program account is linked to an eligible College Savings Plan, or 1.25% cash back rewards on purchases if their Upromise Program account is not linked. Apply today at upromisemastercard.com
There are a lot of ways to earn money with Upromise: Shop online through their portal or add their Chrome Shopping extension to earn extra money. Upromise also has a Dining program, where you can earn cash back for dining at specific restaurants and paying with linked cards.
If you are looking for other money saving tips when it comes to college/higher learning, check out my post here.