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Dispute Credit Report Errors and Links

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Dominique at Your Finances Simplified asked me to check out his recent video. It is so amazing I had to share it with you:


Your credit report must be accurate in order to rent an apartment, get hired for a job, or take out a loan. Check it out once per year at

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Carnival of MoneyPros at Master the Art of Saving
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How often do you check your credit report? Share your experiences disputing credit report errors.


  1. Dominique makes great videos. I like the style in which he presents his points, with a little humor but to the point. Way more fun to watch than reading about it 🙂

    Veronica @ Pelican on Money

    October 21, 2012

  2. The Vaseline and brass knuckles…old school Dominique! Yes you have to send those companies the snail mail errors and you better have those facts. Sometimes you have to do it more then once.

    Thomas S. Moore

    October 22, 2012

  3. You’re feeding Dom’s ego with this thing! Of course, I’m kidding. Great video that spells out the steps nicely.


    October 22, 2012

  4. Great steps. I’ve had to do this quite a umber of times as I am a Jr. Every once in a while info from my Dad will show up on mine, so I’ll have to write to get it removed.

    John S @ Frugal Rules

    October 22, 2012

  5. @Thom, Joe, and John, Sometimes the old fashined way is the only solution to those pesky credit reporting errors. And Thom, I too like Dominiques approach, no messing around 🙂


    October 22, 2012

  6. I check my report periodically. I remember I had a problem a long time ago. A department store made a mistake and it took me nearly 6 months to have it fixed.


    October 22, 2012

  7. @Krantc-I’ve been through it as well. A real pain!
    @Ornella-Thank you


    October 22, 2012

  8. I check it a couple of times a year. I haven’t found any major mistakes other than a couple of department store cards that were closed that still showed open accounts. I’m not sure it that affected much. I hope I never have to dispute anything, but I feel like I have better tools since I’ve been following PF bloggers for a while now.


    October 22, 2012

  9. I had 6 hard inquiries show up on my credit report today. They were from 2016 and 2017. What now? And it dropped my score 41 points! That’s significant….and I don’t think I should ignore it like you suggested above.


    October 7, 2018

    • You should probably call the credit bureau to discuss this issue. Good luck.

      Barbara Friedberg

      October 10, 2018

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