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  • Copyright 2012
  • Pages: 450
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-305751-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-305751-5

Top financial columnist Liz Weston helps you build your credit score -- and your entire financial future!

Millions of people now turn to Liz Weston for plain-English, common sense advice on building wealth and financial security — in fact, she’s now the Internet’s most read financial columnist! Now, in two remarkable eBooks, Weston delivers indispensable up-to-the-minute guidance for maximizing your all important credit score, simplifying your finances, and getting what you want out of life! In Your Credit Score, Fourth Edition, Weston reveals crucial new information about protecting (or rebuilding) the three digit number that’s now being used by everyone from lenders to potential employers, insurers to cellphone carriers. Weston thoroughly covers new credit laws … explains the new “FAKO” alternative scores… offers up-to-the-minute coverage of short sales, foreclosures, and the FICO 8 Mortgage Score … helps you protect yourself against new credit risks, fight lower limits and higher rates, rebound from bad credit, and choose credit “solutions” that help, not hurt! Next, in Easy Money, Weston offers a practical, easy-to-understand guide to taking control of all your personal finances — for the rest of your life! You’ll walk through all the fundamentals, from investing to retirement and college planning… discover new ways to control your spending and reduce your financial services costs… learn how to get the most out of your credit cards… even learn what to do if you’ve overspent on your most recent car purchase! Packed with checklists and charts, this easy-to-use book puts you back in charge of your money, where you belong!

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Table of Contents

Your Credit Score: How to Improve the 3-Digit Number That Shapes Your Financial Future, 4/e

Introduction     xxii

Chapter 1  Why Your Credit Score Matters     1

Chapter 2  How Credit Scoring Works     15

Chapter 3  FICO Versus “FAKO”--Competitors to the Leading Score     39

Chapter 4  Improving Your Score--The Right Way     51

Chapter 5  Credit-Scoring Myths     71

Chapter 6  Coping with a Credit Crisis     83

Chapter 7  Rebuilding Your Score After a Credit Disaster     109

Chapter 8  Identity Theft and Your Credit     133

Chapter 9  Emergency! Fixing Your Credit Score Fast     157

Chapter 10  Insurance and Your Credit Score     167

Chapter 11  Can Bad Credit Cost You a Job?     183

Chapter 12  Keeping Your Score Healthy     189

Index    205

Easy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want out of Life

Introduction    1

Chapter 1  Setting Up Your Financial Life    3

Chapter 2  Take Charge of Your Spending    27

Chapter 3  Get the Most Out of Your Credit Cards    47

Chapter 4  The No-Sweat Guide to Retirement (and other) Investing    61

Chapter 5  The Easy Way to Save for College    87

Chapter 6  Insurance: Protecting What You Have--And Will Have    99

Chapter 7  Buying Homes and Cars    117

Chapter 8  When You Need Help    135

Chapter 9  Be a Savvy Shopper    145

Chapter 10  Changing Your Uneasy Mind    157

Chapter 11  Setting Goals, Or What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?    167

Resources and Recommendations    175

Index    181

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