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Credit Repair: Quick & Legal Series

3.63  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Even readers with the bad credit blues find reason for hope in the pages of this bestselling book. Attorney Robin Leonard provides plenty of practtical advice on how to decipher a credit report, detect (and fix!) credit report errors, create a realistic spending plan, negotiate with credit bureaus and -- best of all -- build a solid credit history for the future. "Credit R ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by NOLO (first published December 1996)
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Jul 27, 2011 Gaby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, law, reference
I always read the personal finance articles about how to raise your credit score, actions that lower your credit score, and how your credit score impacts your personal finances. So, I was happy to sign up when offered the chance to review the latest edition of NOLO's Credit Repair book.

Though we've all read about the free credit reports that we're entitled to request from the 3 credit bureaus, which you can request online from or by phone 877-322-8228, or by mail from
Kimberly Bower (gladeslibrarian)
This edition is so far superior to the 9th edition (2009) as to render the previous version almost obsolete. The chapters have been reorganized into a more logical sequence. Chapters have been added that deal with “hot topics” including short sales and reverse mortgages; money raising options including Craigslist and Amazon; the new Credit Card ACT and how it impacts borrowers; and identity theft prevention. The authors have clarified their recommended action steps to build a positive credit his ...more
Jul 16, 2011 Ariel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Without going into detail, I happen to know a lot about this topic and have read over twenty books on the subject. This book contains much of the same information as was covered in the other books I read. If you are in need of credit repair than it is very important to purchase this kind of book. In the past I have tried to work with books that I have checked out of the library and two weeks is not enough time. If you are going to try and repair your credit yourself you will need a book such as ...more
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Apr 30, 2011 Rod Moser rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I chose to read this book because I have so many people come to me hoping to buy a home only to find out that they don't qualify due to credit problems. This book should be required reading for all realtors and lenders, especially now when so many people have been affected by the economy.

The advice is spot on. Not only is it advice on how to overcome challenges on credit but it helps you to design a better way to live to avoid credit problems in the future.

I will buy several copies and hand the
Oct 22, 2011 Titilayo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
informative, but i couldn't get the cd rom to work. otherwise very helpful
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