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I'm getting pretty tired of these ads telling people to keep checking their credit score, aren't you, dear reader?

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Credit score hyper-consciousness seems unhealthy both economically and psychologically.

It all sounds a bit like a message from a certain brand of 1950s sci-fi movie. "Keep watching the skies!"

The idea that humans should keep watching the skies (for UFOs and such) was code for the real-world anxiety that Americans had to keep watching the skies for Russian bombers or, as time rolled on and the anxieties became updated, for Russian missiles.

If you keep watching the skies, you may know when to "duck and cover," which will be really useful.

Or ... not. And continued checking of an online service to stay up on your credit score?  ... not all that useful for most people with most lifestyles most of the time.


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