Take steps to strengthen your credit

Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life

Reviewing your personal credit report and cross referencing it with the current outstanding credit is the first step to determine if the credit report is accurate.

If the information on any of the three credit agencies’ reports is inaccurate, use the following resources to “clean up” the credit report.

The following resources may assist you in taking steps to strengthen your credit:

Credit Repair: How to Help

Dig Yourself Out of Debt

Control Your Credit

Improve Your Credit Score

Obtain a Free Credit Report

Snowball Debt Elimination Calculator

Military Life Tasks

1. Budgeting finances
2. Reducing debt
3. Finding housing
4. Protecting against risk
5. Managing taxes
6. Saving for education
7. Preparing for retirement
8. Updating your estate plan
9. Explore Your Benefits

Reducing debt Subtasks

1. Checking and understanding your credit reports and credit score
2. Take steps to strengthen your credit
3. If necessary, seek financial counseling


NAPFA Consumer Education Foundation
8700 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 700N
Chicago, IL 60631
(847) 483–5400 ext. 106