I thought for this week’s book review, I’d share a really helpful book for those building their credit score. There are some great books on how to accomplish that, but this one is a bit different. Living Well with Bad Credit shows you what to do in the meantime.
- Full Title: Living Well with Bad Credit
- Author(s): Chris Balish & Geoff Williams
- Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
- Price: $12.95
Living Well on Bad Credit: An Overview
If you’re one of the 110 million Americans with a bad credit score, this is a great book to help you with day to day things like banking and renting an apartment. The chapters cover topics and challenges that many people face. They include:
- Banking with Bad Credit
- Getting a Good Job with Bad Credit
- Good Housing with Bad Credit
- Driving: Bad Credit in the Passenger Seat
- Starting a Business with Bad Credit
- Living with Bad Credit
- Avoiding Bad Credit Scams
Banking with Bad Credit
Balish and Williams go over the Chexsystems database and how it affects you. They also cover entering into a second chance program to open an account with certain banks. They also offer tips on building a solid history withyour bank or credit union.
Getting a Good Job with Bad Credit
There is no real way for you to dig yourself out of debt if you don’t have some income stream. Balish and Williams goes over the delicate job interviews where your finances are discussed. They also explain how your credit report can be a factor in being hired and which careers rely more heavily on them.
There is a lot of practical advice in the chapter and something for everyone to at least review before applying for their next job.
Your Thoughts on Living Well With Bad Credit
First, off this book is not for everyone and wasn’t designed to be. If you’re struggling with a bad credit score and need a plan on getting out, this is the book for you. This is a how to book
Do you think that this is something you’d be interested in? Did you know there was a book that covered this topic? When you finish reading the book, I’d love to hear your thoughts.