You can now freeze your credit reports from the three major credit bureaus free of charge. This is thanks to amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act that were passed as part of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act in the House of Representatives on May 22nd. The new regulations just came into effect last Friday.
It is important for young adults to build up their credit score, especially as they are approaching the age where they will move out and go it alone in the world i.e. graduating from college and getting a job. There are several options for students to build up credit, with the most common being various types of credit cards, so let’s compare three types.