Credit Repair [NOOK Book]

Overview

Clean up your credit with the acclaimed plain English guide to fixing your credit troubles

Nearly 80 percent of credit reports contain errors. In a tough economy when credit is tight, you need to be certain that your financial records are correct and up to date. A less than flattering report can hurt your chances of qualifying for credit card, loans, renting an apartment ...
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Overview

Clean up your credit with the acclaimed plain English guide to fixing your credit troubles

Nearly 80 percent of credit reports contain errors. In a tough economy when credit is tight, you need to be certain that your financial records are correct and up to date. A less than flattering report can hurt your chances of qualifying for credit card, loans, renting an apartment even finding a job.

But a bad credit report can almost always be improved or corrected. Credit Repair shows you how to fix your credit situation, explaining the necessary steps in plain English. Learn how to:
. decipher your credit report
. get mistakes on your credit report fixed
. avoid credit discrimination
. get positive information added to your credit report
. plan a realistic credit repair strategy
. negotiate with creditors
. avoid future problems by establishing a realistic budget and getting out of debt now

Credit Repair includes dozens of forms and letters that will help you spruce up your credit report as easily as possible!
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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Sun Times
How do you distinguish genuinely helpful credit-repair professionals from scam artists? Ask your library for books such as Credit Repair.
Washington Times
A helpful guide for people who have sunk into debt, the book offers ideas for setting up a budget and repairing credit history.
Chicago Sun-Times
A high quality, do-it-yourself credit repair approach...
Reuters
A high quality, do-it-yourself credit repair approach...
Joyce Lain Kennedy
How do you distinguish genuinely helpful credit-repair professionals from scam artists? You wise up. Ask at your library for books such as Credit Repair from Nolo.
Chicago Sun-Times
Jeanie Blake
When [Robin Leonard] writes a consumer book, I read it and inevitably recommend it.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Personal Finance
"Credit Repair offers the concrete answers you need to regain financial stability."
Times-Picayune New Orleans
"When [Robin Leonard] writes a consumer book, I read it and inevitably recommend it."
Washington Times
"A helpful guide for people who have sunk into debt, the book offers ideas for setting up a budget and repairing credit history."
Chicago Sun-Times
How do you distinguish genuinely helpful credit-repair professionals from scam artists? Ask... for books such as Credit Repair.
Reuters
A high quality, do-it-yourself credit repair approach...
Decatur Tribune
Offers advice on how to assess your financial situation, create a budget and repair your credit rating.
Los Angeles Times
Can help you distinguish helpful credit repair counselors from scam artists.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
If your credit rating's junk, then pick up a copy of... Credit Repair...
New Orleans Times-Picayune
When [Robin Leonard] writes a consumer book, I read it and inevitably recommend it.
— Jeanie Blake
Personal Finance
Credit Repair offers the concrete answers you need to regain financial stability.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Credit Repair is full of suggestions for restoring your good credit name.
Reference & Research Book News
Explains how to get out of debt, set up a realistic budget, and rebuild 'bad' credit.
San Diego Union-Tribune
Following this book's suggestions should help readers shake off the debt collectors and start the New Year right.
From the Publisher
"A helpful guide for people who have sunk into debt, offers ideas for setting a budget and repairing credit history."  Washington Times
"A high quality, do-it-yourself credit repair approach..."  Reuters
"How do you distinguish genuinely helpful credit-repair professionals from scam artists? Ask your library for books such as Credit Repair."  Chicago Sun-Times
The Midwest Book Review
"a solid, thorough, user-friendly resource accessible to anyone and everyone concerned about their credit rating." The Midwest Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413318876
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 231,174
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Robin Leonard is a former attorney who gave up the law to become a rabbi. She is the author of many
Nolo books including Solve Your Money Troubles: Debt, Credit & Bankruptcy and Credit Repair. She also helped write How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples.

Attorney Margaret Reiter was a consumer investigator with the Los Angeles County Consumer Affairs
Department for four years and worked for 20 years as a consumer prosecutor with the California
Attorney General's Consumer Law Section. She has investigated or prosecuted businesses engaged in consumer fraud including foreclosure "consultants," mortgage lenders, debt settlement companies,
vocational schools, living trust mill/annuity sellers, prepaid phone card companies, and tax refund anticipation loan providers. She has drafted consumer protection legislation, advocated for stronger consumer protection before regulatory agencies and trained other prosecutors.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Credit Repair
1. Assessing Your Debt Situation
2. Avoiding Overspending
3. Handling Existing Debts
4. Cleaning Up Your Credit File
5. How Creditors and Employers Use Your Credit Report
6. Building and Maintaining Good Credit 
Appendices
A1: Resources
A2: Federal Credit Reporting and Credit Repair Laws
A3: Forms and Letters
A4: How to use the Forms CD
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