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Girl, get your credit straight! : a sister's guide to ditching your debt, mending your credit, and building a strong financial future

Author: Glinda Bridgforth
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Retail therapy" your favorite pastime'even though you really can't afford it' Do you ignore the balance on your credit card statements, vowing to pay them off at some point down the line' Is your debt preventing you from living your dreams'like buying a home or starting a family' If so, girl, it's time to get your credit straight!These days, with easy access to multiple credit cards and glossy advertisements that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)70167556
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glinda Bridgforth
ISBN: 9780767929288 0767929284 129916689X 9781299166899
OCLC Number: 232637879
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 337 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: Glinda Bridgforth.

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"Retail therapy" your favorite pastime'even though you really can't afford it' Do you ignore the balance on your credit card statements, vowing to pay them off at some point down the line' Is your debt preventing you from living your dreams'like buying a home or starting a family' If so, girl, it's time to get your credit straight!These days, with easy access to multiple credit cards and glossy advertisements that entice us to spend at every turn, it's all too easy to start racking up debt'and even little slip-ups can lead to real damage over time. In this highly practical follow-up to her bestsellers Girl, Get Your Money Straight! and Girl, Make Your Money Grow!, financial expert Glinda Bridgforth delivers a power-packed plan for paying down debt, repairing your credit score, and securing your financial freedom'along with a future that makes your heart sing. Beginning with simple, engaging exercises to help you assess your spending habits and get clear about what you owe, Girl, Get Your Credit Straight! presents a detailed road map for eliminating debt, one step at a time. You will learn how to: - Devise a system for tracking expenditures, anticipating end-of-month shortfalls, and paying bills on time, every time- Find ways to supplement your income- Consolidate loans to pay off debt faster, decrease stress, and save time and money- Negotiate with your creditors to come up with a payment plan that works for you- Discover the best loans to use for refinancing debt or making major new purchases- Understand how credit bureaus work--and take steps to improve your scoreFilled with Bridgforth's warmhearted wisdom and advice, and complete with worksheets, affirmations, and inspiring stories of African American women who've restored their credit and built new wealth, Girl, Get Your Credit Straight! is a fresh, empowering guide for any woman who wants to say goodbye to debt'for good.

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