Credit Repair Kit For Dummies

Front Cover
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 28, 2008 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
1 Review
Now, you can finally end the cycle of bad credit and get back on your feet by following the step-by-step advice and tools in Credit Repair Kit For Dummies, 2nd Edition. You’ll find out everything you need to know about creating a solid plan to get your credit back on track. You’ll discover how to find your credit report, review all of the information in it, and learn how you can repair and spruce it up. You’ll learn how to communicate with creditors and how to budget so that you can pay your bills in full and on time. You’ll learn how to apply these credit strategies to all life situations, from building credit with your life partner to financially surviving a divorce, unemployment, and student loans. You will find out how to safe-guard your identity so that other people don’t damage your credit. Find out how to:
  • Take charge of your credit
  • Get help from credit counselors
  • Request copies of your credit report
  • Know how to interpret your credit report and credit score
  • Avoid foreclosure
  • Communicate with collectors, lawyers, and the courts
  • Manage medical debt
  • Safe-guard your identity

Complete with lists of ten tips to avoid identity theft and reduce damages, ten ways you can prevent foreclosure, ten methods for establishing and improving credit, and ten strategies for handling financial emergencies, Credit Repair Kit For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your one-stop guide to improving and maintaining your credit score and protecting your identity.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

I am currently reading this book.
Rachel,
http://www.loanforbadcredits.com/

Selected pages

Contents

Introduction
1
You Cant Fix Something You Dont Understand A Credit Owners Manual
7
The Lowdown on Credit Essentials Just What You Need to Know
9
The 411 on Credit Reports and Scores
27
Getting Help for Free
45
Identifying Credit Issues for the Underbanked and Newcomers
65
Navigating with Your Own Credit GPS
83
Getting a Copy of Your Credit Road Map
85
The New Bankruptcy Its Not Your Fathers Oldsmobile
189
Transforming Your Credit from Bad to Beautiful
211
Getting Your Credit Back in Good Shape
213
Budgeting for Your Future
229
Minimizing the Effect Life Events May Have on Your Credit
257
Safeguarding Your Identity from Theft
285
The Part of Tens
305
Ten Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft or Reducing Its Damage
307

Understanding the Parts of Your Credit Report
95
Houston We Have A Problem Doing Damage Control
113
Sprucing Up Your Credit Report
115
Making Bad Credit and Debts Behave
133
Avoiding a Foreclosure
159
Getting the Best You Can from Collectors Lawyers and the Courts
173
Ten Ways to Keep Your Home from Foreclosure
313
Ten Ways to Make Your Credit the Best It Can Be
319
Glossary
327
About the CD
335
Index
345
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Steve Bucci is the President of Money Management International and a nationally syndicated columnist for the financial mega-site Bankrate.com.

Bibliographic information