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About the Author
Gerri Detweiler is one of the country's top credit specialists and Credit Advisor for Credit.com. She is also the author of The Ultimate Credit Handbook, which Money Magazine named one of the top five personal finance books of the year, and the co-author of Invest In Yourself: Six Secrets to a Rich Life and Slash Your Debt, Save Money & Secure Your Future.
Gerri has been done thousands of radio, television, and print interviews, including interviews with USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dateline NBC, The Today Show and the Fox Business Channel. In addition, she has testified before Congress several times about consumer credit matters, worked to reform the national credit reporting laws and served as executive director of the non-profit consumer advocacy group Bankcard Holders of America and as policy director of The National Council of Individual Investors.
Mary Reed is a personal finance writer who writes about consumer money and legal issues in her own name, and also ghost writes books and magazine articles on those topics for clients. To date, she has co-authored three books Managing Debt for Dummies, Divorce for Dummies and The Everyday Law Kit For Dummies and she has ghostwritten 15 more. Mary has also written for Good Housekeeping, Home Office Computing Magazine, and Small Business Computing Magazine, The Wall Street Journal s National Business and Employment Weekly, and for Hispanic Business. In addition, she owns MR PR, a public relations firm that specializes in personal finance and small business PR.
John Ventura is a nationally-known bankruptcy and consumer law attorney. He s also the Director of the Texas Consumer Complaint Center at the University of Houston Law School and an Associate Professor there. John is the author of 16 books, including Managing Debt for Dummies, The Bankruptcy Handbook, The Credit Repair Handbook and The Estate Planning Handbook.
John has been a guest on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg Television & Radio, the Fox News Channel, American Public Radio, National Public Radio, and Business News Network and on numerous local radio and television programs as well. He has also been mentioned or quoted about consumer money matters in national and local magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Money Magazine, Kiplinger s Finance Magazine, and many more.