The Credit Repair Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Maintain, Rebuild, an
The Credit Repair Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Maintain, Rebuild, and Protect Your Credit Paperback – September Every year, millions of people find themselves in a financial predicamentâunable to qualify for a mortgage or a school loan, get hired for a job, or realize their family’s financial and life goalsâall because they have
The Credit Repair Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Maintain, Rebuild, and Protect Your Credit Paperback – September Every year, millions of people find themselves in a financial predicamentâunable to qualify for a mortgage or a school loan, get hired for a job, or realize their family’s financial and life goalsâall because they have poor credit due to medical bills, overspending, or identity theft. Others are faced with lower credit limits and higher fees and interest rates, which can compound already difficult financial situations.Â Â In The Credit Repair Handbook, trusted consumer debt and bankruptcy expert John Ventura counsels readers on how to identify problems with their credit, rebuild their credit histories and boost their credit scores, and protect their credit from identity thieves. Comprehensive, thorough, and up-to-date, this is the only guide readers will need to get their financial lives back on track.Â Learn what your credit reports say about youâand how that information affects your life; Rebuild your credit after serious money troubles;Raise your credit score;Avoid credit-repair scams;Avoid credit-repair scams. Editorial ReviewsAbout the AuthorJohn Ventura is a nationally known bankruptcy attorney and author who has been writing about issues related to consumer financial and legal issues for more than 15 years. During this time, Ventura has been a guest on CNN, CNBC, PBS, and National Public Radio, among other national TV and radio media and has been quoted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Money, Newsweek, Black Enterprise, Entrepreneur, U.S. News and World Report, Maxim, Good Housekeeping, Martha Stewart’s Living, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times,and The Dallas Morning News, among other media outlets. Most recently, he has been quoted at CBSMarketWatch.com, Office.com, Bankrate.com, USA Today, MSNMoney, The Dallas Morning News, The Detroit Free Press, the Baltimore Sun, the Indianapolis Star, and Black Enterprise Magazine. He currently serves as Director of the Texas Consumer Complaint Center at the University of Houston Law School in Texas and is also an adjunct professor at the law school. Product DetailsPaperback: 240 pagesPublisher: Kaplan Publishing; Original edition (September 4, 2007)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1427755027ISBN-13: 978-1427755025Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.3 x 0.5 inchesShipping Weight: 13.6 ounces The ability to borrow money at reasonable rates of interest is a critically important aspect of personal finance and fiscal well-being. Millions of people, ever year, find themselves blocked from pursuing their personal financial goals because of a bad credit history resulting in low credit scores. This can handicap them in many unexpected ways including being denied a job or being turned down for insurance. A bad credit record occur through the non-payment of debt, but also from such unforeseen circumstances as being the victim of an identity theft, divorce, medical bills, and job loss. A bankruptcy attorney and Director of the Texas Consumer Complain Center at the University of Houston Law School, John Ventura writes with a very special expertise as he offers the reader germane and accessible information and advice for understanding what a credit history is and how it affects people; how to correct problems in a credit history; how to qualify for new credit after experiencing severe financial difficulty; how to raise a credit score; the imperative necessity of avoiding credit-repair scams; as well as how to protect against identity theft and minimize its effect. Of special note is what Ventura has to advise about avoiding future money trouble. Practical, ‘user friendly’, comprehensive, and immediately applicable, “The Credit Repair Handbook” should be considered a critically important instructional reference for anyone having difficulty with their own credit history — and a fundamentally necessary addition to all community library Money & Finance reference collections. The Credit Repair Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Maintain, Rebuild, and Protect Your Credit was incredibly helpful to me and such a great price!I am a student about to graduate with tons of debt and was looking for a little help. This book showed me how to balance my debts and build my credit. Mr. Ventura really explained the credit building process to me in a way I could easily understand and also apply. The solutions are things I can actually do!This is a book I recommend to anyone no matter their debt situation. I love having this book in my house to use as a reference, whenever I need answers. I also really enjoyed Beating the Paycheck to Paycheck Blues by John Ventura. Both are MUST haves! I initially purchased this book after reading about it in the USA Today. John Ventura, an attorney with nearly 30 years of practice, wrote this book in plain English and broke down the art of credit repair to the basic components.I knew little to nothing about my credit score. I couldn’t make any sense of my credit history. I had no idea if I had “good credit” or “bad credit.” All I knew is that I could not get a loan. But why?Ventura’s book explains the process of building credit, correcting problems in your credit history, starting new, and avoiding future problems.My problem? I had not built enough credit. Even so, I learned a great deal about the value of protecting against identity theft and even how to rebuild my credit if I encounter serious financial troubles.This is a must read for anyone. Whether you have never owned a single credit card, or you have thousands in debt, this book breaks down the problems and explains the solutions. This book really tells you everything you need to know!!!