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Financial Experts Encourage Checking Credit Scores

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With springjust around the corner, many people are thinking about spring cleaning. But, that may include more than just cleaning out your closets and drawers. 

According to a survey conducted byCountry Financial Security Index, 55 percent of consumers haven't checked theircredit score in the past 12 months.

So, financial experts areencouraging consumers to clean their credit this spring by getting a creditreport.

"I think it'simportant for people to not take for granted that everything on their creditreport is legitimate. Most things are of course, but every once inawhile, things can come up that they aren't aware of.  So, they do check their credit on some kind of a basis," says the president of Prairie Federal Credit Union Steve Tonneson.

Experts say building and maintaininga good credit history helps people rent apartments, finance cars, buy homesand get jobs. Tonneson says a good credit score is anything above 680.

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