Free (and I mean really free, no strings attached) credit score

This morning, Wise Bread shared a link to Credit Karma, a new site that offers free credit scores as often as you want. Unlike other services like, you don’t need to enroll in a service that later requires you to spend 20 minutes on the phone repeatedly telling an operator, “No, thank you. I’m quite aware of the benefits of your service, and I’d still like to cancel.” It’s really free, no strings attached, no credit card required.

It only takes a minute to sign up. You will need to enter your social security number for them to access your score, but I did some exhaustive research, and it’s about as secure as the Internet gets.

So if you’re curious about your score, head over and check it out!