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Product Details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: NOLO; 7th edition (June 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1413301924
  • ISBN-13: 978-1413301922
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,426,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

You might think, as I once did, that a bad credit record is nearly impossible to overcome. But, the fact is there are ways to repair your credit after personal problems have caused you to mess it up or some calamity has made it impossible for you to pay your bills on time or even to pay them at all. This aptly named book takes a methodical and thorough approach, with step-by-step instructions and advice to fix even the worst credit record in the shortest possible time. If you have serious credit problems, you need this book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Credit Repair is full of suggestions for restoring your good credit name." -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Helpful for people who have sunk into debt, the book offers ideas for setting upa budget and repairing credit history." -- Washington Times

"How do you distinguish genuinely helpful credit-repair professionals from scam artists? Ask... for books such as Credit Repair." -- Chicago Sun-Times

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I found this book to be very informative.
Heather
At least as valuable as these chapters are the 36 forms which Nolo Press provides both within the book and on the included cd.
Tracy M
As the title suggest this book helps people repair their credit.
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55 of 59 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 11, 1999
Format: Paperback
I was in the middle of a credit disaster. I was in serious debt, and my credit was a mess. I had at least five R9 credit write-offs with all the major credit bureaus. This book empowered me to save my credit, and get out of debt. It even has pre-typed letters to send to creditors and credit bureaus. Which I used a lot.
You will find concrete advice, that really works, in this book. It tells you how, and how not to go about fixing your credit. It will show you how and why the quick-fix-it books don't work. How "File Segregation" is a border-line illegal tactic, that is unsafe and doesn't work. It simply and clearly teaches you what does work, and how to put your new found knowledge of the credit laws, and your rights as a consumer to work for you.
You will not be disapointed with this book. The only people that will not like this book are the people that are looking for quick-fix tactics that are illegal or questionable at best, and I am not one. I overcome my credit and debt problems the right way, thanks to the "Credit Repair " book, and you will too!!!!!
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69 of 76 people found the following review helpful By M. Stone VINE VOICE on August 26, 2009
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Here's a fact: If you keep sending a letter every month disputing something on your credit report that is TRUE you will eventually get it taken off. Eventually you will get that slacker who just wants to go to lunch early, and just hits the okay button.

Here is another fact: There are tips and tricks you can use to remove anything, and this book doesn't contain any of them. For example, if you have a bankruptcy, send to the court that currently holds the paperwork and ask them for a copy of anything they have provided Experian, Transunion or Equifax. They will reply with a letter stating that they do not provide information to credit reporting agencies. Now dispute your bankruptcy with all three bureaus. They will all claim to have verified it, and list the court as the source. Reply with a copy of the letter, showing them you caught them in a lie, and demanding they remove the mark, which they FAILED to verify inside of 30 days.

Having been in the business, I know hundreds of these proven strategies, and none of them are listed in this next-to-useless book and CD on "Credit Repair".

You will do far better getting on a credit repair message board than shelling out your hard earned money on this book.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 18, 2004
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This book was so helpful, I just can't uderstand the bad reviews! Thanks to Credit Repair I've gone from being up to my ears in debt to having near perfect credit! Of course this kind of result isn't going to happen over night, any one who tells you otherwise is lying or doing something illegal. THERE ARE NO LEGAL QUICK FIXES!!! I've tried many different methods to improve my credit but following the advice in this book is the only one that worked for me. It even contains a CD-ROM with pre-made forms and letters that help to make the process as easy and painless as possible. Credit Repair was worth every cent!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Abe Vigoda on June 11, 2009
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Ok, by now you should know that most of the credit repair books all say basically the same thing: Contact all three credit-reporting agencies, get copies of your credit report and challenge everything that is not 100% accurate until it gets removed. After correcting your reports, then you begin to repair your credit by paying all your bills on time, open a checking account, and do not bounce any checks.
You might even open up a savings account and then take out a loan just to pay it back, thus improving your "credit worthiness" (First, ask the bank if the loan will be reported to a credit agency in order to make sure it's worth your while)
Another great thing about this book, which makes it different from most other credit repair books is that it contains PLENTY of tear-out pre-written letters in the back of the book. Just pull-out and mail, very simple.
The other book I recommend is: "BestCredit: How to Win the Credit Game" , written by Dana Neal.

It takes some work but Oh what a relief it is when you are finally out from under. In this modern world, if you are living on "the Grid" then you are going to have to have a good credit score to get by in life.

Best of Luck !
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ardeal VINE VOICE on June 30, 2009
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As someone who worked in the finance arena for years, including direct work for one of the major credit agencies, I was a little skeptical about getting this book. Things change so fast from one year to another and I figured that I'm not at the stage in life to make drastic changes on my spending. Plus I was happy with my budgeting. Was I in for a surprise! The book is indeed very up to date for this year, but what stood out for me are the ideas on how to handle budgets and existing debts - with specific options listed. The book has an array of forms you may need to repair your credit, and you can get free updates to keep up with current trends in the field. And in addition to that, you may find simple ways to improve your credit rating for the next time you need to make a major purchase.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Michael Mulinix on April 9, 2006
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I found this book to be very informative and helpfull. I have used it has a guide in helping repair my own credit. I recommend it to many.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Admiralu VINE VOICE on October 11, 2009
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This is the second Nolo book that I have reviewed. The Credit Repair 9th Edition is the most current for 2009. As usual in the Nolo series, the authors provide a wealth of information about the credit repair process. Everything is explained in clear, easy to understand terms and each chapter is filled with extra information. The book is divided into six major sections. 1. Assessing Your Debt Situation, gives realistic options for dealing with debts including reducing spending, saving and legal options. 2. Avoid Overspending helps you with keeping track of expenditures, budgeting and spending plans. 3. Handle Existing Debts helps to break down debts into categories, deal with creditors and collection agencies including what collection practices are legal and illegal. 4. Clean Up Your Credit Report gives information on what is in your credit report, how to get a copy, review it, dispute inaccurate information found in your report, add information to it and avoid identity theft. Did you know that health and life insurance companies request information on your medical history from the Medical Information Bureau? This is one of the many gems found in this book. 5. How Creditors and Employers Use Your Credit Report tells you who can legally look at your report and how credit apps are evaluated. 6. Building and Maintaining Good Credit gives tips for how to build credit in your name, use credit cards wisely, avoiding credit repair clinics and credit discrimination. The appendix includes contact information on Credit and Debt Counseling agencies and services, online resources and state consumer protection agencies. All of the forms found in the book are available on the included CD. Make sure that you use the Save As drop down list to save them as Word files on your PC.Read more ›
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