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Your Credit Score: How to Improve the 3-Digit Number That Shapes Your Financial Future (5th Edition) (Liz Pulliam Weston) Paperback – October 12, 2015
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About the Author
Liz Weston is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated personal finance columnist and the author of several books, including the best-selling Your Credit Score.
She’s a contributing editor for Bankrate.com and writes about education and money for Reuters news service. Her question-and-answer column “Money Talk” appears in newspapers throughout the country, including the Los Angeles Times, the Palm Beach Post and the Portland Oregonian, among others.
Liz has appeared on “The Dr. Phil Show,” “NBC Nightly News,” “The Today Show” and CNBC, among other programs. She is a regular commentator on public radio, including Marketplace Money’s “Getting Personal” segments.
She was awarded 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.” Other honors include a 2007 Clarion Award for her MSN series on financial benchmarks and a 2008 “Best in Business” designation from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She participated in journalism teams that won a Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service in 1989 and a Gerald Loeb business journalism award in 1997. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics and communications from Pacific Lutheran University and is a graduate of the Certified Financial Planner training program.
Her other books include Deal with Your Debt: Free Yourself from What You Owe, recently released in a second edition; The 10 Commandments of Money: Survive and Thrive in the New Economy; There are No Dumb Questions About Money, and Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life.
She lives with her husband and daughter in Los Angeles and blogs at AskLizWeston.com.
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This book explains, in detail, the FICO score and the methodologies used to get the number. It highlights many scenarios in which your score may have been positively or negatively impacted and how to deal with the same. It offers tips and advice and debunks the myths about credit and credit ratings. There are sections that discuss mortgages, insurance, and credit repair methodologies.
Basically, not only will this book help you with credit scores, it is a small primer on how you should manage and control your finances. There are excellent tips that relate to debit card usage, insurance deductibles, and setting up an emergency fund --- to name a few.
Excellent book, well laid out, easy to understand for everyone....
The writing style is easy to understand and explains both this history of credit scoring and how it works now in a way that's extremely accessible. It also uses a lot of real world examples that break down exactly how much money a poor credit score may be costing you in the long run.
The tips for credit repair are solid, easy to understand and follow, and very practical.
I wish I'd read this book many years ago. This one is a keeper!