Steve Bucci is the author of "Credit Management Kit for Dummies" and co-author of "Managing Your Money All-In-One for Dummies." He is the founder of the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rhode Island, developed in the wake of the 1991 Rhode Island banking and credit union crisis. Steve also founded and was the former managing director of the University of Rhode Island Center for Personal Financial Education. The center is a joint venture with the University of Rhode Island to raise the level of financial literacy through innovative mass education programs and research. Steve was formerly president of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern New England. Today, he works with InCharge, a nonprofit credit counseling organization.
Steve graduated from East Providence Senior High School and the University of Rhode Island at Kingston, where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He and his wife, Barbara, live in the seaside community of Narragansett, R.I.