Getting your credit report is something that is vital if you are thinking about doing anything that will require you to have good credit. The funny thing about that is that today most things that you want to do require you to have at least decent credit. Some employers are even pulling credit scores before hiring employees! Fortunately, your 3 in 1 credit report is easily accessed just by contacting the three major credit bureaus. You can also go online and order your 3 in 1 credit report free of charge annually. There are also some websites that give you access to your credit report instantly. The 3 in 1 credit report is the best to get because it tells you what is on all of your reports, not just one or two of them. You may be wondering what the difference is. Well, the truth is there is a big difference. Some creditors report things to only one of the three which means one of your scores may be worse than the others or one may be better. You must have all three reports and scores in order to have an overall idea of what your credit looks like. Major lenders such as banks are going to pull all three, you can bank on that (no pun intended).
There are even health clubs that require its members to have good credit. In addition, try renting a property, residential or otherwise without good credit. It will be rare to find a landlord who does not require you to have at least a decent credit rating. This is why keeping up with your score and report and paying all your debts on time is so very important. Not only that but ask anyone who has ever battled with poor credit and they will tell you that it is no day at the park. It takes time to fix damage to your credit report so the best thing is never to have it in the first place.