I guess it’s Freeze Your Credit Week here at the Pete the Planner World Headquarters.
Nothing kills me more than giving non-specific, vague advice and direction, but since there are three bureaus involved and 50 states involved, we’ve got 150 different ways of doing business. Each different state decides whether it wants to charge its residents a fee for freezing credit. And each bureau has different steps for freezing credit.
Freezing Your Kids’ Credit
Experian needs you to submit all of your kids vital info in writing, which kinda doesn’t make sense, but whatever.
Equifax also wants you to send your most private documents to them via US mail. They have a different process than Experian.
TransUnion will only allow you to freeze your kids’ credit if you suspect fraudulent activity. They outline the steps of what to do next.
Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner® is an award-winning financial mind and a former comedian. He’s a USA TODAY columnist, author of ten books, and is the host of the popular radio show and podcast, The Pete the Planner Show. Pete is considered one of the foremost experts on financial wellness in the world, but he’s just as likely to talk your ear off about bass fishing.