From Library Journal
Lately a plethora of books on credit, bankruptcy, and consumer debt have appeared, no doubt reflecting current hard-hitting economic conditions. Detweiler, the director of Bankcard Holders of America, draws on her professional experience, citing examples of people she has advised. She offers valuable insight on the inner workings of credit bureaus and on legal aspects of credit cards. She is both realistic and responsible, offering guidelines to prevent consumers from overextending themselves, but--recognizing human nature--she also covers Consumer Credit Counseling Services and Debtors Anonymous. Pros, cons, and requirements are presented for most kinds of consumer credit, from gold cards to finance companies. Some of the legal discussions would have been clearer if more terms were explained. Recommended for public libraries.- Sue McKimm, Cuya hoga Cty. P.L., Parma, Ohio
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Credit card companies are making it easy for people to drown in debt," said Gerri Detweiler, author of The Ultimate Credit Handbook (Journal Record, March 25, 1997); -- Journal Record, March 25, 1997
Another problem is sorting through the volume of offers, says Gerri Detweiler, credit consultant and author of The Ultimate Credit Handbook. They've proliferated because they work -- for card companies. People spend more when they're charging, Detweiler says. -- Times-Union, March 5, 1997
For six years, Gerri Detweiler has helped people get control of their spending habits. As executive director of Bankcard Holders of America, a national consumer credit organization, she has answered some of the most frequently raised consumer questions: How can I improve my credit rating? How can I cut my expenses and pay off my bills faster? What are my rights when I am turned down for credit? How long will a bad credit rating hurt me and what can I do to change it? How can I protect my credit if I am getting divorced? Now Detweiler has compiled the answers to these and many more questions in her recently published handbook, The Ultimate Credit Handbook. It's a lofty title, but then few people understand the complexities of this issue as does Detweiler. -- The Times-Picayune, March 18, 1993
In one of its books, Nolo Press, the California outfit famous for carefully researched law and consumer publications, calls this a "gem of a book that covers everything you'd want to know about credit ratings, credit cards, completing credit applications, protecting your credit privacy and many other topics." It's high praise coming from a competitor; although one other topic is worth noting: Detweiler's update of her 1993 original includes a "debt diet" for shedding debt without going cold turkey. -- Dallas Morning News, March 23, 1997
No matter how promising your business looks, damaged personal credit can be a major obstacle to getting the financing you want. Fortunately, though, there are plenty of ways to mend your credit rating, and some good new books to show you how. Gerri Detweiler's The Ultimate Credit Handbook, for instance, is full of useful information on how credit works. She takes you through the whole system of what goes into a credit record, and outlines how to recast your profile. -- Inc., July 1993
The Ultimate Credit Handbook. As director of Bankcard Holders of America, Ms. Detweiler is frequently quoted in the media on dealing with credit grantors. This is one of the most complete recent offerings on the topic, the kind of book to read before you get into trouble with credit. -- Dallas Morning News, Sept. 19, 1993
The Ultimate Credit Handbook: How to Double Your Credit, Cut Your Debt and Have a Lifetime of Good Credit by Gerri Detweiler includes information on the latest credit laws. Among its tips: Only you can tell if your credit report is error-free and complete. Check it regularly or before applying for a major loan... -- Sacramento Bee, April 6, 1997
[One of] five new books that belong in your financial library. -- Money, Nov. 1993