How to monitor your own credit score

From Lifehacker:
When retailers like Target get hacked and lose million and millions of customers' data, they usually apologize and offer a year or so of credit monitoring services to make amends.
With Neiman Marcus, and now Michaels also struggling with data breaches, there's no reason to wait for them to throw you a bone. Here's how you can monitor your own credit, for free, for as long as you want.
Credit monitoring services keep an eye on your credit report and alert you to any significant changes or suspicious activity on any of your accounts that could influence your credit score. It's not the same as…
Crux note: The rising number of identity thefts from stores we shop everyday is reason for concern. The attacks are getting more sophisticated and wider in scope each time.
No one understands the dangers of these attacks – and how vulnerable our privacy is – more than Dr. David Eifrig MD, MBA, editor of Retirement Millionaire. In his special report, Doc explains the simple, tried-and-true methods to protect your identity from the hands of cyber criminals. If you want to learn how to protect your privacy, but don't want to have to spend a fortune to do it, click here now.
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