"Does a phenomenal job of pulling back the curtain and giving you a first-hand peek inside the hidden, often frustrating, world of credit scoring."-Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, New York Times bestselling author ofZero Debt
A healthy credit score is essential for a healthy financial life. But the precise mechanisms used to determine our credit scores are shrouded in mystery. Consumers aren't usually told how their score is being used by all kinds of companies and banks to dictate financial terms that will strongly affect their daily lives. So when consumers interact with the world of credit, they do so from a position of weakness. With this revelatory guide, Anthony Davenport aims to change that. Finally, here is a consumer-friendly road map for understanding and navigating the secretive world of consumer credit. Davenport reveals where your credit score comes from, how to improve, maintain, or rescue it, and how to avoid hidden credit pitfalls. Your Score is an accessible manual designed to help you take control of your credit score and better navigate all the important financial decisions in your life.
"Anthony Davenport not only understands credit, but truly believes everyone should be empowered to understand it for themselves. You won't find this level of honest information anywhere else."-Tiki Barber, cohost of Tiki & Tierney and former NFL running back
"This is a masterful work . . . The time it takes to read this book will produce extraordinary returns."-Mark Gerson, chairman, Gerson Lehrman Group
"Davenport offers a handy, one-stop guide to understanding-and fixing-your credit score . . . A clearheaded, must-read guide for anyone looking to decode the most influential number of them all."-Publishers Weekly
In 2010, ANTHONY DAVENPORT founded a credit management firm that now represents many professional athletes, celebrities, and top financial professionals. He has been featured in Forbes, Yahoo Finance, WisePiggy, and others and has taught financial literacy to NFL athletes.