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Girl, Get Your Credit Straight!: A Sister's Guide to Ditching Your Debt, Mending Your Credit, and Building a Strong Financial Future Paperback – December 31, 2007

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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 Bush
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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 TodayGirl, 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
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Business; Reprint edition (December 31, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767926749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767926744
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I recently went to her book signing in Atlanta and bought all three of her books. She is an awesome author. I am a forty something woman who makes a good living just made a lot of mistakes. This is an excellent book to help you straighten out a mess that you have made in easy terms to understand. We have all had our share of credit "issues" but this will put you back on track. It is not just for sisters, it is for men and women, black and white or others with credit problems but want a book that is easy to understand for the regular person and it will help you. I can not wait until her next book signing to tell her where I am in "Getting my credit straight"!!!
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There were about 30 similar books in the "Personal Finance" section of the bookstore, but this one stood out to me.
Reading the book is like listening to a wiser aunt telling you the truth about credit cards and predatory lending. She tells you not only how to get your finances straightened out, but also why it is important - especially for women.
I really liked the ideas at the back of the book about getting second jobs doing freelance work or having a small business on the side. The advice about trading time spent watching TV for time you could be earning enough to get yourself out of debt has really stuck with me.

I really like this book and I'm going to buy it for my neices for Christmas.
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Finally, I've read all three books in her series. This was helpful in providing more information about dealing with this thing called Credit and Debt, Sisters in the world of claiming your American Dream and building your financial future. She touches on how to deal with creditors and getting negative things off your reports and understanding that with the siblings Credit and Debt there's good and bad Credit just as there is good and bad Debt. Although as I was buying the book, I was already don't the things touched on in it and was looking for some advise on what to do thereafter once creditors were contacted and paid, it was good to know I was on the right track. Now I'm onto building my credit.
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We all know someone that has issues with credit or just looking to make the credit score better, get this book. Not all the time are people suffering from horrible credit but just want to know how to make it better and this is your literacy grail!
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I love this book. Very informative and easy to read. It's helped me to prioritize how I manage my financial future. I would recommend this book to all those who need a simple plan to get out of a difficult financial situation.
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Format: Hardcover
Are you in a finanical crisis? Well have no fear, beacuse Glinda Bridgforth is here! I have not been able to put this book down! This is my financial bible right now! Glinda, instructs you in such a way of getting out of debt, and staying out of debt. She guides you toward "Building a Strong Financial Future", and how to mend your credit. This is a great book if you are needing to "Get Your Financial House In Order!" I thank my sister Beverly for giving me this book!Girl, Get Your Credit Straight!: A Sister's Guide to Ditching Your Debt, Mending Your Credit, and Building a Strong Financial Future
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Format: Hardcover
This book takes an interesting topic and makes it booooring. The author takes 50 pages worth of information and streeeetches it out to over 300 pages. Way too much verbiage. Basically, a rehash of information that's already been out in the news for years. Nothing new.

One of the main reasons I got this book was because I wanted to read the "101 Ideas to Increase Income." I wonder how many of these ideas the Sisters are going to be able to use:

Get a raise. (None of the Sisters could have thought of that one?)

Be an actress. (Like Hollywood is waiting.)

Own a vending machine.

Own an ATM. (It's getting funny now.)

Be a house sitter.

Be a singer. (Like Fantasia.)

Write plays.

Direct plays.

Be a comic strip artist.

And other equally "helpful ideas."

I'm sure Glinda is a very nice lady, but this book is a total disappointment.
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Still reading the book but so far it is very informative and insightful. Glinda gives you the tools and helps you set the foundation to get you on the right path for rebuilding your credit. I can not wait to finish this book!
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