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Confessions of a Credit Junkie: Everything You Need to Know to Avoid the Mistakes I Made
     

Confessions of a Credit Junkie: Everything You Need to Know to Avoid the Mistakes I Made

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by Beverly Harzog, Liz Weston (Foreword by)
 

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"With debt a common denominator in this country, consumers need a strong voice and a helping hand to guide them towards a better financial life. Beverly is precisely that--and more--when it comes to credit cards. Her book is a must-read."
--Farnoosh Torabi, personal finance expert, contributor to The Today Show, and author of Psych Yourself Rich

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"With debt a common denominator in this country, consumers need a strong voice and a helping hand to guide them towards a better financial life. Beverly is precisely that--and more--when it comes to credit cards. Her book is a must-read."
--Farnoosh Torabi, personal finance expert, contributor to The Today Show, and author of Psych Yourself Rich

"Beverly Harzog knows what it's like to make mistakes with credit cards--and to recover from those mistakes without swearing off plastic. Harzog provides a smart, realistic guide to managing your credit and making the most of your cards."
--Liz Weston, author of The 10 Commandments of Money

"Beverly Harzog is a credit warrior. She has gone into the arena, faced the lions, and emerged as one of the foremost experts in the field. I believe that her encyclopedic knowledge of the world of credit cards is unmatched."
--Adam Levin, chairman and cofounder, Credit.com

"Beverly makes the complex world of credit cards seem so easy to understand. Every cardholder can benefit from her wonderful insight."
--Bill Hardekopf, CEO of LowCards.com

Credit card expert Beverly Harzog shares how she went from being a credit card disaster to a credit card diva.

When Beverly got out of college, she spent the next 10 years racking up debt on seven credit cards. Credit card limits, she believed, were merely "guidelines," certainly not anything to be taken seriously...especially if she was in dire need of a new pair of shoes. The fact that she was a CPA at the time adds an ironic twist to the credit quagmire she slowly descended into.

In Confessions of a Credit Junkie, Beverly candidly details her own credit card mishaps and offers easy-to-follow advice, often with a touch of Southern humor, to help others avoid them. In this much-needed book, you'll learn:

  • How to use the Credit Card Personality Quiz to choose the right credit cards
  • The seven ways to use a credit card to rebuild credit
  • How to get out of debt using a balance transfer credit card--and pay zero interest while doing it
  • Credit card strategies to save a bundle on groceries, gas, and more

    Anyone in debt will benefit from the down-to-earth, practical tips Beverly offers.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781601632944
    Publisher:
    Career Press, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    11/25/2013
    Pages:
    224
    Product dimensions:
    11.60(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

    Meet the Author


    Beverly Harzog is a nationally recognized credit card expert, author, and consumer advocate. She's appeared on Fox News, CNN Newsource, ABC News Now, and top media markets across the country. She is a frequent guest on syndicated radio shows, and her advice appears regularly in print and on major Websites, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, SmartMoney, Money Magazine, U.S. World & News Report, New York Daily News, the Washington Post, MSNMoney.com, CNNMoney.com, and many more.

    Beverly runs a popular credit card blog on her Website and has coauthored two books, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Person-to-Person Lending and Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! She lives in Johns Creek, Georgia, with her husband and two children.

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    Confessions of a Credit Junkie: Everything You Need to Know to Avoid the Mistakes I Made 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
    DominicBoose More than 1 year ago
    From the rates and comments I will really consider reading this book. I think it will be more than helpful to take tips from someone who was so far gone in debt to now being debt free. I will love to know the steps it took to get from one place to another.  l
    Sharon_Waldrop More than 1 year ago
    This book was so enjoyable I read it twice! Harzog gives sound credit advice in a conversational tone that made sense and made me laugh as well. Since she learned some lessons early in credit life, she has the life experiences and current knowledge to set people on the right track. My kids are growing up and between the four of them, they've either already established credit or it's time for them to start establishing credit. This book is the "go to" book for our family.
    Yakob-Adhanom More than 1 year ago
    Credit Card Company (CCC) exists to make profit by taking advantage of consumers. The main victims are college students, young adults and immigrants. The author, Beverly Harzog educates how consumers could turn the suppossedly CCC profit for their  advantage.