If you haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions yet, perhaps you will consider completing these 10 tasks instead. They will help you be more proactive about protecting your personal and financial information.

  1. Register for the state and national Do Not Call Lists
  1. Get your free credit report annually
  • phone 877.322.8228
  • mail Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281
  • online annualcreditreport.com
  1. Review your phone bill and credit card bill carefully each month
  1. Put your “stop contacting me” request in writing
  • contact individual companies if you have done business with them in the past
  • fill out a registration form from DMA Choice & send it in with $1; this will reduce the amount of

unsolicited national advertising mail you receive

  1. Memorize your social security and bank account numbers & put passwords on your credit card, bank, and phone accounts

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