Credit Repair Kit For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 6, 2008 - Business & Economics - 362 pages
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.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I You Cant Fix Something You Dont Understand A Credit Owners Manual
7
Part II Navigating with Your Own Credit GPS
83
Part III Houston We Have A Problem Doing Damage Control
113
Part IV Transforming Your Credit from Bad to Beautiful
211
Part V The Part of Tens
305
Appendix A Glossary
327
Appendix B About the CD
335
Index
345
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Steve Bucci is the President of Money Management International and a nationally syndicated columnist for the financial mega-site Bankrate.com.

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