Your Credit Score, Your Money & What's at Stake (Updated Edition)

Your Credit Score, Your Money & What's at Stake (Updated Edition)

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a€œA great credit score can help you finish rich! Liz Pulliam Weston gives solid, easy-to-understand advice about how to improve your credit fast. Read this book and prosper.a€ David Bach, bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire and The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner a€œExcellent book! Insightful, well written, and surprisingly interesting. Liz Pulliam Weston has done an outstanding job demystifying an often intimidating and frustrating topic for the benefit of all consumers.a€ Eric Tyson, syndicated columnist and bestselling author of Personal Finance for Dummies a€œNo one makes complex financial information easy to understand like Liz Pulliam Weston. Her straight-talk and wise advice are invaluable to anyone with a credit card or check booka€”and thata€™s just about all of us.a€ Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Dona€™t Get the Corner Office and Nice Girls Dona€™t Get Rich a€œIn a country where consumers increasingly pay more when they have bad credit, Liz Pulliam Westona€™s book provides excellent tips and advice on ways to improve your credit history and raise your credit score. If you just apply one or two of her insightful suggestions, youa€™ll save many times the cost of this book.a€ Ilyce R. Glink, financial reporter, talk show host, and bestselling author of 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask a€œYour credit score can save you money or cost you moneya€”sometimes a lot of money. Yet, most people dona€™t even know their scores, much less know how to make them better. Liz Pulliam Weston can help you fix that. In this easy-to-understand guide youa€™ll learn how to make sure your score helps you get the best deal on loans and insurance. You cana€™t afford not to read it.a€ Gerri Detweiler, consumer advocate and founder of The #1 Best-Selling Guide to Improving Your Credit Score... Now Thoroughly Updated for the Financial Crisis! In post-crash America, ita€™s tough to get credit...and even tougher to get rates and terms you can afford. That makes your credit score more important than ever before. Now, MSN Money/L.A. Times personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston has updated her best-selling book on credit scores to show how you can maximize your score right nowa€”and save yourself a fortune! Weston reveals the tough new realities of borrowing and credit scoring, and shows why they arena€™t going to change any time soon. She rips away the mystery surrounding credit scoring, including the FICO 08 overhaul, and tells you exactly how to use the new system to maximize your score. Youa€™ll learn how to fight back against lenders who want to lower your limits or raise your rates...bounce back from bad credit and bankruptcy...choose the right credit solutions and avoid options that only make things worse. One step at a time, Weston will help you build (or rebuild) your credit scorea€”so you can get the credit you need and deserve! Survive a credit crisis, one step at a time How to protect or rebuild your credit score after a major financial setback Fix your credit score in as little as 72 hours Rapid rescoring: what it can fix, what it cana€™t fix, and how to use it Dona€™t let the myths of credit scoring cost you a fortune! What youa€™ve been told just isna€™t true: how credit scores really work What drives your scorea€”and what doesna€™t The real impact of credit cards, loans, late payments, inquiries, credit counseling, and more... if you sold it yourself. If you havena#39;t checked the value of your car lately, you might be surprised at how small that check is likely to be. (Online sites like or, the Kelley Blue Book site, can clue you in.) If your car is old enough that youa#39;d just replace ... If your credit is mediocre or poor, youa#39;ll probably want to look for insurers that dona#39;t use credit information. There are still a numberanbsp;...

Title:Your Credit Score, Your Money & What's at Stake (Updated Edition)
Author:Liz Weston
Publisher:FT Press - 2009-02-09


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