During this recession, even people once considered prime customers have watched their credit ratings decline. This guide shows these readers how to reestablish their credit and increase their credit scores. Topics include: the ins and outs of credit scores; where to get credit reports and how to identify mistakes; how to take advantage of consumer protection laws; telephone scripts and a letter to use when communicating with creditors and bureaus.
?In 2008, over two million Americans lost jobs, and one out of every 10 mortgages were one month or more behind in payments
?Author is a sought-after expert on personal financial planning, featured in Money Magazine, Family Circle, Women's Day, and on CNBC and CNN
Polly A. Bauer is the co-author of the award winning book The Plastic Effect: How Urban Legends Influence the Use and Misuse of Credit Cards, with Steven Lesavich. which won a Gold Medal in the budgeting/Finance category of the 2013 Living Now Book Awards. Formerly CEO of Home Shopping Network Credit Corporation, she is the CEO of Polly Bauer & Associates, a credit card consulting company established in 1995. Polly strategically guides companies and individuals through a maze of credit card misinformation with common sense, compassion, and humor that sets her apart as an international corporate speaker, consumer advocate, and media expert. Mava K. Hefflers blue-chip professional background includes marketing, advertising, communications, branding, market research, direct marketing, sponsorship, promotion, and public relations at Fortune 500 leaders such as MasterCard International, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Thompson, CNBC, and EMCOR Group, Inc. With experience encompassing both domestic and international markets, Mava has expertise marketing to both consumers and businesses. Named a Brand Builder, one of the Top Women in Business To Watch, and amongst Top Marketers by the press and media, Mavas programs have received a variety of industry recognition and awards.
This book may very well be the cure for the toxic connection between credit card debt and declining health. - Christiane Northrup, M.D., Author of Womens Bodies, Womens Wisdom
Excellent advice from two savvy women with 60 years combined experience in the credit card industry. True credit management wisdom. Wish I could have read it when I was making credit management decisions. - Darel Rutherford, Self-made Millionaire, Author of So Why Arent You Rich?
Financial worries and credit card debt sure can make you sick. Credit Intelligence has workable strategies for coping with this type of stress. - Brenda Watson, Brenda Watson Media, New York Times best-selling author, and PBS television personality
Smart tips and real-life strategies for living in a material world. Credit Intelligence is sure to improve your financial health and overall well-being. Dr. Michelle Robin, Founder and Chief Wellness Officer (CWO), Your Wellness Connection healing center
Its your money and its your good name. You need to protect them both. This book will show you how. Sonia Choquette, CEO, Inner Wisdom, Inc., New York Times best-selling author, and radio personality
Who knew? Credit Intelligence is full of insider information about credit and the credit card marketing industry. This might be the buying manifesto for a new generation of empowered shoppers. Cory Bergeron, President and Founder, Pitch Video
If youre over your credit limit, you need to steal this book. Dale Irvin, CEO, Just Imagine
No one should tell you what to do with your money—only you know what’s most important to you. Always guiding you back to your true priorities, Jesse Mecham will fundamentally change the way you think about your money and what it can do for you. His proven method—four, simple rules—will transform money management from a paralyzing burden to a powerful tool, putting you in total control of your life:Give Every Dollar A Job. Be intentional about what you want your money to do before you spend it.Embrace Your True Expenses. Break up larger, less frequent expenses into smaller, more manageable amounts. By saving monthly for insurance premiums, holidays, or car repairs, when the time comes, your money is ready and waiting to do its job.Roll With The Punches. When life changes, so must your budget. Make adjustments and move along. Flexible budgets succeed because they’re guilt-free, realistic, and sustainable.Age Your Money. As you repeat the first three rules, you’ll increase the time between the moment you earn a dollar and the moment you need to spend it. When your money is at least a month old, you’ll have finally broken the paycheck to paycheck cycle for good.
This tried-and-true system has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people by teaching them how to take charge, adjust money habits, eliminate stress, and build the life they want to live. Don’t waste another month counting down the minutes until payday....
Discover how to get more than ever before out of Apple’s incredibly thin and light notebooks with help from this hands-on guide. How to Do Everything: MacBook Air shows you how to harness the power of the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion operating system, and use iTunes, iWork, iLife, iCloud, Safari, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notification Center, Mail, and other powerful apps. Tap into all the computing power built into Apple’s ultra-portable MacBook Air while you’re at home, at work, or on-the-go.Custom configure your MacBook Air and navigate with the Multi-Touch trackpad Get the most out of the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion operating system Transfer data from a PC or another Mac Manage your email accounts with the Mail app Sync all of your data and devices via iCloud Connect peripherals—Bluetooth devices, printers, cameras, and more Use your MacBook Air to connect to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and other services Maximize productivity tools, such as Microsoft Office and the iWork apps Download and play movies, TV shows, and games Manage your iTunes Library Get organized with the new Contacts, Calendar, and Reminders apps Communicate efficiently using the Messages app Video chat with FaceTime or Skype Run Microsoft Windows programs on your MacBook Air Update, back up, troubleshoot, and maintain your MacBook Air
figure out how much you’ve actually been spending
• calculate how much you owe—and what it’s costing you
• build a budget that works
• maximize your debt repayments so you can be free of consumer debt in 3 years or less
• prepare for a rainy day so it doesn’t mean a major setback
• set goals for your new, debt-free life.
Make no mistake: Getting out of debt isn’t easy. But in Debt-Free Forever, Gail gives you a clear strategy and the steps needed to implement it. So if you’re finished with excuses, overdue notices, and maxed-out credit cards, pick up this book, follow Gail’s plan, and start becoming debt-free forever.