Real U Guide to Bank Accounts and Credit Cards(Real U Guides Series)

Real U Guide to Bank Accounts and Credit Cards(Real U Guides Series)

by Ilyce R. Glink
     
 
When it’s time to leave home and start paying for real life expenses on your own, you’ve got two choices: paper or plastic. This guide covers everything you need to know to open your first checking account, apply for your first credit cards, and handle both so that there’s still some money left in your wallet at the end of the month.

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Overview

When it’s time to leave home and start paying for real life expenses on your own, you’ve got two choices: paper or plastic. This guide covers everything you need to know to open your first checking account, apply for your first credit cards, and handle both so that there’s still some money left in your wallet at the end of the month.

The Real U Guide to Bank Accounts and Credit Cards starts with the basics–credit cards, debit cards, monthly statements, interest rates–and spells out all the options in an easy-to-understand style that is the trademark of award-winning journalist Ilyce Glink. From there, Glink delves into the finer points of Money Management 101, including such topics as:
· How to make the most of personal finance software
· How to pay your bills online
· Credit unions: Are they better than banks?
· How to bounce back from bad checks
· Six steps to a great credit rating
· How to lower your credit card interest rates

Filled with 4-color photographs, magazine-style layouts, and a quiz which asks: “Can You Be Trusted With a Checkbook?” The answer will be “yes” by the time you’ve finished reading this guide.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Much-needed translations of bank and credit card speak--interest rates, minimum balance, establishing and maintaining good credit, balancing checkbooks, and more. Oddly, a time line of your money covers what to do when "in your 30s & 40s" and "in your 50s, 60s and beyond"--not the target audience here. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974415949
Publisher:
Real U Guides
Publication date:
05/25/2004
Series:
Real U Guides Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.17(d)

Meet the Author

Ilyce R. Glink is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, television reporter and radio talk show host who specializes in real estate and personal finance. She has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, CNN and CNBC. The author of numerous books, including the best-selling 50 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve Your Personal Finances, she lives and banks near Chicago.

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