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Easy to understand, very helpful information, I liked it

  • Mar 14, 2010
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The Skinny On Credit Cards is perfect for someone like me who is not a big reader but I am interested in reducing and eventually eliminating my credit card debt. I like that is very much to the point and I could read through it in a matter of several hours. I found this book to be extremely helpful and it taught me a lot about common credit card practices. I think most anyone can learn a thing or two by reading this book and most likely it will make you change the way you use your credit cards for the better. The only topic that I would have like to seen more on was negotiating with your credit card companies for lower interest rates. Maybe some more tips on how to approach the subject with your credit card company would be helpful. However I still think this is an excellent book and I would definitely suggest it to anyone who carries a credit card debt and also for young adults who are just starting out with their first credit cards. If I had read this book 15 years ago then I think I would have a bit less credit card debt as a result.

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"I love this book, what a terrific job. This book can literally save you a fortune!" --Gerri Detweiler, Ultimate Credit Solutions Inc

"The Skinny on Credit Cards discusses a complex financial matter...in a way that even someone with no credit history can easily understand. This is no small achievement." --Curtis Arnold, Founder, U.S. Citizens for Fair Credit Card Terms, Inc., Author

"Written in an easy to understand style, and with a good dose of humor, The Skinny on Credit Cards gives the reader everything he/she needs to know to use credit cards more responsibly. A must read for teens and adults alike." --James Roberts, Professor, Baylor University
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ISBN-10: 0981893546
ISBN-13: 978-0981893549
Author: Jim Randel
Publisher: Rand Media Co

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