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Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Dec 7, 2012

Credit Karma

We’ve all seen the ads for free credit reports, check your credit score, and get a free credit check.

While they can all get you the info, they often require a subscription so they’re not really free.

Of course there’s only one place to get a truly free report, that’s

But what about credit monitoring? Is there a way to do that for free? The answer is yes and it’s called Credit Karma. is a service that not only monitors your credit, but can show you everything going on with your credit in a dashboard snapshot.

You’ll see your credit utilization, what you owe, any notifications, and of course your credit report card.

It’ll even look at your current loans and credit cards, and make smart recommendations on lower interest rate options you can take advantage of.

It’s on the web, and available in app form so you can keep tabs on your credit 24-7-365.

So next time you hear a singing jingle about free credit reports, ignore it.