Love…, courtesy of christaki
I’ve got mixed feelings about Michelle Singletary’s personal finance column in the Post; we just don’t see eye to eye on a number of basic positions. I take back every under-my-breath grumble I ever did over her articles, however, after her recent one talking about the TransUnion class action settlement and what it can do for you. If you’re not aware of it – and you’re not, based on the miniscule number of eligible people who have signed up – the proposed benefit to you 6 to 9 months of free credit monitoring, depending on if you opt yourself out of a possible cash payment.
Personally I went for the 9 months. While there might be a shot at a noticable amount of money if the number of signups stays so crappy, it’ll take about 2 years to pay out anyway. I’d rather have the monitoring in that time. It’s not something I’d pay for myself but for free just having the ability to lock my report is worth it.
If you can’t be bothered to read Singletary’s article you can just go straight to the List Class Action website and sign up directly. If you don’t do it by the 24th you miss your chance.