I have never checked my credit score before and I would like to know the best way to check it, preferably free. I have seen the commercials, but for them to be paying for commercials they must have money coming in somewhere. I don't want to sign up at a bunch of places to find out I have to pay for more information or something similar.

I've also heard that checking it multiple times within a certain time period is bad, any truth to this?

Sorry for being a noob, have an rs200 with rally lights for your troubles!