Guerrilla Guide to Credit Repair: How to Find out What's Wrong with Your Credit Rating--and how to Fix It

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A bad credit rating can keep you from buying a house, renting a car, or even sending flowers. yet most people don't know how to find out the status of their credit or how to fix it if it's bad.

This book can save you time and money. Written by a journalist and a credit consultant to the mortgage industry, The Guerrilla Guide to Credit Repair tells you how the major credit bureaus compile your credit history, and teaches you how to deal with them if there is a problem. Easy to ...

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Overview

A bad credit rating can keep you from buying a house, renting a car, or even sending flowers. yet most people don't know how to find out the status of their credit or how to fix it if it's bad.

This book can save you time and money. Written by a journalist and a credit consultant to the mortgage industry, The Guerrilla Guide to Credit Repair tells you how the major credit bureaus compile your credit history, and teaches you how to deal with them if there is a problem. Easy to use, the book shows you:

—How to contact three major credit bureaus and get a copy of your credit report.

—How to decipher and understand the report's complex codes, numbers, and implications.

—Step-by-step, how to correct errors and clean up your credit history.

—How to use your legal rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Billing Act, and the Truth in Lending Act to protect yourself against credit abuse.

Sample credit reports, form letters, and proven techniques for credit repair makes this an invaluable guide for all consumers.

This book is aimed at the more than 75 million Americans who have derogatory information, mistaken or otherwise, in their credit histories--information that can prevent them from getting a loan, renting a car, or even sending flowers. Credit consultant Bierman and journalist Wice offer step-by-step instructions for ordinary people to repair their credit.

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Many Americans, we are told, are loaded with personal debts. While paying them may be burdensome enough, not paying will register you with one of three main (secretive) credit bureaus. Getting your name cleared from these outfits may take some doing if things don't go smoothly. Bierman, a credit consultant, and Wice, a freelance writer, show how to get your credit reports, read them (jargon reigns here too), and repair them. Practical step-by-step routines are outlined and valuable sample letters scattered throughout, with the caveat not to copy them precisely or the credit bureaus will suspect that you are being coached. Appendixes citing all the relevant laws fill a third of the book. Surely this will be both a useful addition to public libraries and probably an item to be kept behind the desk.-- Alex Wenner, Indiana Univ. Libs., Bloomington
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312340254
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/27/2005
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 542,969
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Reviser ANDREA COOMBES is a reporter for CBS MarketWatch in San Francisco.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2009

    Easy to use-great resource!

    I used this book years ago to clean up my credit and I've had a great credit score since. I'm buying a new copy to give away to help someone else clean up their credit report. This book is a must have if you have credit issues or know someone who does.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2003

    Good Looking Out

    This book was made known to me and my wife a few years ago from a finance manager of the car lot. He saw that we had a few blemishes and told us about this book. So we bought it went straight to work, within a months time credit was back up to par. I am happy to say that the book also helped me in helping other lost souls.

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