A Sister's Guide to Ditching Your Debt, Mending Your Credit, and Building a Strong Financial Future
On Sale: January 16, 2007
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Non-Fiction | Self-Help
Is “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
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
• 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 score
Filled 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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