Living Well with Bad Credit: Buy a House, Start a Business, and Even Take a Vacation - No Matter How Low Your Credit Score

If bad credit has happened to you, there is something you can do about it

Feeling broke and battered? We know the feeling—heck, everyone knows it. According to the Wall Street Journal, 110 million Americans have bad credit—almost 50% of the adult population. But we don't have to be depressed or discouraged about it. There is life after bad credit. In fact, there's even life during bad credit.

Living Well with Bad Credit is the right help at the right time. If you're bravely soldiering on despite your finances going south, this informative book is for you. It puts the emphasis on living with bad credit—and living well. Veteran journalist Geoff Williams (AOL' s personal finance blog WalletPop,, and media powerhouse Chris Balish, an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and author (Living Well Without a Car), have teamed up to bring readers:

• Usable tips on how to embrace, and even benefit from, a low credit score
• Invaluable advice for dealing with 'lifestyle' events such as how to buy a car or qualify for a credit card with bad credit
• Interviews with dozens of experts and successful professionals who share ideas on how to live with the negative effects of bad credit
• Practical discussion on topics that go beyond finance, such as healing self-esteem and building relationships in spite of bad credit

While bad credit can be a setback, it doesn't have to be a roadblock. This expert guide is just the ticket to a better life once again

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By Gaby (Brooklyn, NY) · ★★★☆☆ · February 04, 2010
Chris Balish and Geoff Williams have come up with a sympathetic, clear, and helpful guide to navigating everyday and large financial decisions. The book is geared towards people with low credit scores, but it also offers information helpful to all of us. The main causes of the disruption/destruct... ...more
By Shermel · ★★★★☆ · November 23, 2011
After wandering the aisle of the new selection at my local library, this book stroke me as interesting. The authors both have good and bad relationships with credit. I found that a plus factor. Both views allowed this book to have depth instead of just one line. Even with good credit, I say read... ...more
By Deni (The United States) · ★★★★★ · September 09, 2010
This had good advice, and gives hope to those of us with bad credit from whatever life situation (in my case, divorce) has a lot of good links on the web (resources) also. ...more