Source: TransUnion U.S. Bringing Calm to Financial Chaos in the New Year

First Tool to Combine Credit Information, Debt Management and ID Theft Protection in One Place Helps Consumers Make Peace With Their Money

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 5, 2010) - The economic turmoil of the past year has frustrated even the most financially savvy people and caused most to look for new ways to manage their personal finances. Fortunately, consumers can start the new year making peace with their money at -- the first product ever to combine a consumer's credit reports and score, debt management tools and identity theft protection into one place, in a unique, at-a-glance format. by TransUnion is an interactive tool that organizes an individual's key financial information into a clear-cut, customized snapshot. Rather than overwhelming consumers with vast amounts of data, provides members with personalized analysis and advice coupled with a user experience that delivers a sense of control and calmness.

"We listened to what consumers said they needed to better take control of their finances," said Heather Schneider, education director for "They want simplicity, proactivity and control -- and that's what provides." was launched by TransUnion Interactive, the consumer subsidiary of national credit bureau TransUnion, which maintains credit histories on an estimated 500 million consumers across the globe. As a result, consumers can be confident in the safety and security of the information they provide to and receive from provides:

--  A dashboard snapshot of an individual's credit and account data,
    financial goals, and an ID theft risk assessment -- all in one place --
    making it easy for busy individuals to stay on top of their personal
    finances with a quick glance.
--  A customized credit standing analysis -- including a simple letter
    grade and the six secrets that make up a member's personal credit score.
--  An ID Risk Score provides consumers with an understanding of their
    risk for identity theft. In addition to credit monitoring, members can feel
    secure knowing that monitors their risk for identity theft by
    scanning billions of records for the use of their personal information.
--  Personal white-glove ID restoration service provides members with
    direct access to a Case Manager who will help remove
    fraudulent information from your credit report and contact creditors to
    close fraudulent accounts and credit bureaus to add fraud alerts.

As with many New Year's resolutions, personal financial management requires dedication and ongoing practice. makes it simple for consumers to take an important first step and from there pursue a path for success. More information and a free trial are available now at


Through a suite of easy-to-use tools, tips and resources, helps consumers gain better control of their finances and guides them to making peace with their money. offers credit reports, a credit score and grade, identity theft protection and a summary of debt accounts, all designed to awaken members to their financial situation and provide them with the wisdom to achieve their financial goals. is a direct-to-consumer product of Chicago-based TransUnion Interactive, a subsidiary of TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information management which maintains credit histories on an estimated 500 million consumers across the globe.

Editor's Note: for more information or to schedule an interview, contact Erin Olson at 312-616-2426 (

Contact Information: PR Contact: Erin Olson 312-616-2426