Paying bills on time (building good credit) and protecting yourself from identity theft are important to keeping on track financially.
Now you'll learn:
Every month, go back to your budget and plan carefully to ensure your bills are paid before their due dates.
Setting up direct deposit and putting bills on auto debit can help you keep your good name. Betty, the doer, has some tips of her own for how she keeps on top of her monthly bills.
Just as you protect the security of your home, you should take steps to protect your identity.
A periodic check of your credit report can alert you if someone is illegally using your name.
If you suspect unauthorized access, contact the major credit reporting companies and place a fraud alert on your name and Social Security number.
Some tips to protect your identity: