Steve Bucci

Credit and Debt Expert Contributor

About the author

“Debts, unlike fine wine or my wife, do not improve with age." - Steve Bucci



University of Rhode Island at Kingston


Author of the popular books:

Been featured on Fox Business News, Yahoo! Personal Finance and in countless newspapers across the nation

Appeared regularly as a personal finance expert on Comcast


Steve Bucci has been helping people decode and master personal credit and debt issues for the last 20 years. Bucci began his career in counseling at the Yale Psychiatric Institute before switching to a career in business, first management consulting and then finance. Wanting to return to a job that give him the chance to help people, Bucci served as president of several nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping the consumer wisely use credit. These include the Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Rhode Island, the CCCS of Southern New England and the Money Management International Financial Education Foundation.

Bucci has been a presenter at the FICO InterACT Global Conference, the Federal Reserve and the International Credit Symposium at Cambridge University in the UK. He has served as director of the CDNE Education Foundation, the University of RI Center for Personal Financial Education, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, the Better Business Bureau of Rhode Island, the investment committee for the Episcopal Diocese of RI and National Network Non-Profit Services. He currently serves on the investment board for South County Health Care Systems.


Bucci received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Rhode Island at Kingston. He was named Visiting Executive in Residence at the University of Rhode Island in 2005.


Bucci and his wife, Barbara, live with their two cats, Peanut Butter and Smokey, at Sand Hill Cove in the seaside community of Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Recent Articles By Steve Bucci

  • Credit Cards

    How revolving credit affects your credit score

    If you have limited credit history and you need a way to prove your creditworthiness, then a revolving account like a credit card can absolutely help boost your credit score

    3 MIN READ
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  • Debt

    Top 10 Causes of Debt

    These top 10 causes of debt are putting — and keeping — many Americans in the red.

    3 MIN READ
  • Credit

    How to correct a credit report

    If you’re no longer liable for a debt but it’s on your credit report, here’s what to do.

    3 MIN READ
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