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Your Credit Score: How to Improve the 3-Digit Number That Shapes Your Financial Future
     

Your Credit Score: How to Improve the 3-Digit Number That Shapes Your Financial Future

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by Liz Weston
 

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Today, a good credit score is essential for getting decent terms on credit--or for getting credit at all. But that's just the beginning: You're now being judged on your credit score by everyone from employers to cellphone carriers. Now, MSNBC/L.A. Times journalist Liz Pulliam Weston has thoroughly updated her best-selling guide to credit scores, with crucial new

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Today, a good credit score is essential for getting decent terms on credit--or for getting credit at all. But that's just the beginning: You're now being judged on your credit score by everyone from employers to cellphone carriers. Now, MSNBC/L.A. Times journalist Liz Pulliam Weston has thoroughly updated her best-selling guide to credit scores, with crucial new information for protecting (or rebuilding) yours.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132823531
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
11/18/2011
Series:
Liz Pulliam Weston
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
802,452
File size:
1 MB

Meet 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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Your Credit Score 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Morris-Appliance More than 1 year ago
This was an absolutely excellent book for me to learn about credit. I have had a few (okay maybe more than a few after reading this book and realizing what actually counts) slip ups in my credit history. I have been working hard to improve my scores and they have gone up, but I was basically just doing logical things like settling old account and paying down debt. Also I was SO TIRED of hearing different answers from everyone I talked to about what helps and hurts credit. In addition, it was extremely frustrating paying for scores and finding out they are different from place to place. This book has completely enlightened me and MASSIVELY educated and changed my perspective on credit, life, and how I approach the situation going forward. In my opinion, this book got me to realize that your credit score is one of the single most important factors in quality of life and comfort of living and can be as crippling or maybe even more so than a felony on your criminal record. It acts as a barrier to better things, and financial freedom when it is not up to par. Thank you for writing this book so I finally have some solid answers and understanding as to how many aspects of my financial life are so greatly affected by my score. It was so interesting I read 150 of 200 pages in one day, and I'm usually not a huge reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because i have no clue.