O'Reilly logo

Homebuyers Beware: Who’s Ripping You Off Now?—What You Must Know About the New Rules of Mortgage and Credit by Carolyn Warren

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

4. Aggressive, Innovative Ways to Fix Credit

Friends were coming for dinner, and my husband decided to be helpful by getting rid of a stack of papers I had out on the kitchen counter. Unbeknown to me, he swooped everything up and stashed it on top of the refrigerator. He thinks that’s a great storage place because no one under six-feet-two can touch anything that’s up there.

So we have a lovely dinner party, and three weeks later I finally get around to standing on a chair to clean on top of the refrigerator. That’s when I discover that my Visa bill has been rotting away unnoticed; and as of that very day, I am 31 days late.

“What’s this?” I shriek, wild-eyed with horror.

For me, the Queen of Credit, to be past the 30-day mark and get a “late ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required