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Your Credit Score, Your Money, and What's at Stake Book Review

Everything You Want to Know About Credit Scores

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Your Credit Score, Your Money, and What's at Stake Book Review

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Your Credit Score, Your Money, and What's at Stake by Liz Pulliam Weston is a comprehensive guide to credit scores. The National Best Seller details the FICO score, the Vantage score, and even insurance credit scores. This book will give you a history lesson on credit scores and a glimpse of future credit scores.

My favorite part of the book is the first chapter where Liz illustrates the difference in borrowing costs for someone with a good credit and a bad credit. She details how Karen, who has less than perfect credit, ends up paying $320,000 more to use credit than Emily, who has a better credit history.

Who This Book is For

Every consumer would benefit from Your Credit Score. The internet, present company included, is filled with information about credit scores, but the benefit of reading a book is that all the information is right in front of you.

Pros

  • Detailed, comprehensive information on credit scores.
  • Includes information on repairing and improving a damaged credit score.
  • Gives practical advice on working with creditors, credit bureaus, and debt collectors.
  • Easy to understand.

Cons

  • Because of the depth of the details, this is not a quick read.
  • No forms or template letters for creditors and debt collectors are included.

Best Chapters

  • Chapter 1: Why Your Credit Score Matters
  • Chapter 3: VantageScore - A Revolution or Just More of the Same?
  • Chapter 7: Rebuilding Your Score After a Credit Disaster
  • Chapter 9: Emergency! Fixing Your Credit Score Fast
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