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-- Wall Street Journal Online
“A great credit score can help you finish rich! Liz Weston gives solid, easy-to-understand advice about how to improve your credit fast. Read this book and prosper.”
--David Bach, bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire and The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner
“Excellent book! Insightful, well written, and surprisingly interesting. Liz Weston has done an outstanding job demystifying an often intimidating and frustrating topic for the benefit of all consumers.”
--Eric Tyson, syndicated columnist and bestselling author of Personal Finance for Dummies
“No one makes complex financial information easy to understand like Liz Weston. Her straight-talk and wise advice are invaluable to anyone with a credit card or checkbook--and that’s just about all of us.”
--Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office and Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich
“In a country where consumers increasingly pay more when they have bad credit, Liz Weston’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, you’ll save many times the cost of this book.”
--Ilyce R. Glink, financial reporter, talk show host, and bestselling author of 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask
“Your credit score can save you money or cost you money--sometimes a lot of money. Yet, most people don’t even know their scores, much less know how to make them better. Liz Weston can help you fix that. In this easy-to-understand guide, you’ll learn how to make sure your score helps you get the best deal on loans and insurance. You can’t afford not to read it.”
--Gerri Detweiler, consumer advocate and founder of UltimateCredit.com
America’s Most Trusted Guide to Improving Your Credit Score...
Now Completely Updated!
• Boosting your score: what works now, what doesn’t--and what you should never do!
• Detailed new charts: How short sales, foreclosures, and missed payments impact your score
• Must-have information about credit score abuse--and how to fight back
• By award-winning MSN Money/AARP financial columnist and public radio contributor Liz Weston
Your credit score is more important than ever: not just for getting loans, but for getting jobs, insurance, rentals, and fair rates on all financial services. Now, more than ever, you need America’s #1 guide to credit scores: Your Credit Score, by MSN and AARP columnist Liz Weston.
Accurate, expert, and proven, this book tells you the truth--and it’s already helped many thousands of people take control of their credit scores. Now, it’s completely revamped for today’s massive changes--from FICO 8 to “FAKO,” short sales to employer abuse of credit scores.
Whatever your score, you need this information--to defend yourself, and to get the credit, rates, work, and home you deserve!
Liz is a regular commentator on American Public Media’s Marketplace Money and has contributed to NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” and “All Things Considered.” She has appeared on Dr. Phil, Today Show, and NBC Nightly News, and was for several years a weekly commentator on CNBC’s Power Lunch.
Her advice on credit and finance has been featured in Consumer Reports, Marie Claire, Parents, Real Simple, Woman’s World, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, and many other publications.
Formerly a personal finance writer for the Los Angeles Times, Weston has won numerous reporting awards, including the 2010 Betty Furness Consumer Media Award by the Consumer Federation of America, designed to honor individuals who have made “exceptional progress in American consumerism.”
Her other books include The 10 Commandments of Money, which the New York Times praised as “a wonderful basic personal finance book…[with] enough counterintuitive ideas to keep even people who know a bit about personal finance reading further.” She is also the author of Deal with Your Debt and Easy Money, both published by Pearson.
Weston is a graduate of the certified financial planner training program at University of California, Irvine. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. She can be reached via the “Contact Liz” form on her Web site, AskLizWeston.com.
The book is well written and informative.
Liz Weston does an excellent job of opening the black box of credit score calculations and how to improve your credit score when necessary and reestablish credit.
Some books provide a formulaic agenda of one-size-fits-all steps to take to improve or establish good credit.
this book will TEACH you about all things credit.... helped me start on the road to recovering my credit score!Published 1 month ago by Dynita McCaskill
This book gives a basic overview of credit management. It gives references and contact information as additional resources. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nancy M.
This is a small but wonderful work on credit. The author makes the content easy to read and understand. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Wesley M. Bonds
I cranked through this book in about a day - totally worth the time to read it, and it's an easy read. Read morePublished 8 months ago by RyCal
Well-written and informative. There were actually a few concepts outlined in the book that I didn't know about. Can't beat it for the price, which was FREE. LOLPublished 10 months ago by Elizabeth O'Neal
I've been to several website to find out ways to increase credit score. Needed to find out how this credit score thing works. This book has that information and more. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Numb3rs
This was not what I anticipated at all,
It is way to basic, and in my opinion,
a waste of money.
Short and to the point book on understanding and improving your credit score. Very helpful in today's world where your credit score is so important.Published 16 months ago by StillWaters
I read through it before giving it as a gift. I thought it gave sound advice, I just hope the person I got it for will read itlPublished 17 months ago by kitloveland