Tomorrow is the Northern Cook County Community Resource and Job Fair at the Forest View Educational Center from 11a-3p. Meet with local employers and learn about assistance with: Healthcare, Employment, Food, Housing, Credit, Financial Planning, Utilities, Domestic Violence, and Other Supportive Community Services.
News from the Reference Desk
You are entitled to request one free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. While prices may vary when requesting a credit score from these or other companies, the score is an additional cost and is not included in the free credit report unless ordered.
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374
Request a fraud alert online, or call 1-888-766-0008
2 Baldwin Place
P.O. Box 1000
Chester, PA 19022
Request a fraud alert online: email@example.com or 800-680-7289
955 American Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60173
To add a fraud alert or 888-397-3742
Sun-Times columnist, Terry Savage, recommends Consumer Credit Counseling Services (800-388-2227) for helpful advice to review your credit history or debt issues.
Another of our MoneySmart Week programs, Getting Through Tough Financial Times, had some useful information we wanted to share with you from the University of Illinois Extension.
FINRA’s Investor Alert, “Job Dislocation: Making Smart Financial Choices after a Job Loss,” offers guidance and tips for the public on maintaining financial stability during a period of unemployment.
Topics covered in this publication include:
1) immediately taking the right financial steps in the event of unemployment
2) protecting against investment fraud during a period of job dislocation
3) understanding health insurance options, and
4) asking the right questions about employer benefit plans.
FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through comprehensive regulation.