Money manager Bridgforth follows her Girl, Get Your Money Straight!
(2000) and Girl, Make Your Money Grow!
(2003) with a focus on credit. Recalling her own early financial woes, living from paycheck to paycheck and well beyond her means, Bridgforth speaks from experience as a tapped-out consumer and as a financial advisor. Focusing on the types of behaviors and emotions that often fuel overspending and the bad credit that results, she advises readers to consider how and why they spend. The book is organized in three parts: the basics of understanding credit and credit ratings, a step-by-step guide to establishing a credit repair strategy, and advice on maintaining good credit, including ideas about earning extra money. Bridgforth examines the cultural and economic factors most likely to result in poor credit for black women, but her advice is widely applicable. Vanessa BushCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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Praise for Girl, Get Your Money Straight! and Girl, Make Your Money Grow!
“A must-have guide for any woman who wants to have power over her money. Warmth, energy, and financial savvy radiate from every page.”—David Bach, New York Times
bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire
and Start Late, Finish Rich
“Thoughtful, holistic, heartfelt advice.”—USA Today
“Girl, Get Your Money Straight!
and Girl, Make Your Money Grow!
speak to the heart and soul of sisters everywhere, and give us the practical tools we need not only to conquer our money fears but to lift our spirits and achieve our wildest dreams!”—Cheryl D. Broussard, author of Sister CEO
and The Black Women’s Guide to Financial Independence
“A motivating guide to claiming financial health and success that speaks to the unique money challenges of Black women and offers empowering steps to healing.”—Ebony
“This book is a must for every wise woman and her household.”—Bertice Berry, author of When Love Calls, You Better Answer
and I’m on My Way but Your Foot Is on My Head