9780452277120

The Ultimate Credit Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780452277120

  • ISBN10:

    0452277124

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-03-01
  • Publisher: Plume
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Summary

Detweiler, a former director of Bankcard Holders of America, draws on her years of expertise in counseling consumers with credit problems to write the definitive handbook on how to have more credit, get out of debt, and live a lifetime of financial stability and prosperity.

Author Biography

Gerri Detweiler is the former director of Bankcard Holders of America, a nonprofit consumer credit and advocacy organization that has helped thousands of consumers solve their credit problems, and the former director for the Council for Individual Investors. She has been featured on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Money magazine, among others. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(6)
PART ONE: DOUBLE YOUR CREDIT 7(154)
CHAPTER ONE: How Do You Rate? The Secrets of Good Credit
7(31)
CHAPTER TWO: Improving Your Credit Reputation: Your Credit Report
38(26)
CHAPTR THREE: Credit Cards: Money-Saving Choices
64(30)
CHAAPTER FOUR: Starting Over: How to Rebuild a Bad Credit Rating
94(28)
CHAPTER FIVE: Get All the Credit You Deserve
122(39)
PART TWO: CUT YOUR DEBT 161(92)
CHAPTER SIX: Weighing In: Do You Carry Too Much Debt?
161(10)
CHAPTER SEVEN: Low-Willpower Strategies for Reducing Debt
171(35)
CHAPTER EIGHT: Deep In Debt? How to Survive a Credit Crisis
206(34)
CHAPTER NINE: Bankruptcy: A Fresh Start or a Ten-Year Mistake?
240(13)
PART THREE: A LIFETIME OF GREAT CREDIT 253(78)
CHAPTER TEN: Battling the Bank: How to Fix Billing Problems
253(24)
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Protecting Your Credit and Your Financial Privacy
277(15)
CHAPTER TWELVE: VIP Credit Tips
292(23)
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: A Lifetime of Great Credit
315(16)
Resources 331(12)
Index 343

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