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U of I Extension offers free program on credit scores

Registration open for Oct. 4 event in Yorkville

Do you realize that credit scores are used not only by lenders but also by insurance companies?

Even if you do not have any debts currently, you need to monitor your credit report and understand factors that affect your credit score. Keeping a positive credit score can save you money.

“Senior Credit Scores” is a University of Illinois Extension educational program that focuses on understanding the difference between your credit report and credit scores – and why it matters.

Walk away ready to check your credit report and knowing ways to protect your credit score if your Social Security number is stolen in a data breach.

An Extension educator will lead the program via webinar, and this free seminar is provided in cooperation with the Association for Home and Community Education of Kendall County.

It will be conducted from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Yorkville. Registration is required by Monday, Sept. 30, to prepare materials. Space may be limited.

To register, contact the Extension office of Kendall County at 630-553-5823 or email with the presentation topic, your name, address and phone number.

If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate, notify organizers at least two weeks prior to the event.

This lesson is sponsored by the HCE and the University of Illinois Extension.

HCE is an organization that works to enhance the lives of individuals and families through quality educational programs and experiences encouraging responsible leadership and service to the community. 

For more information on the University of Illinois Extension programs in your county, visit

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