Debt doesn’t have to wreck your financial life. Here’s why it can be a good thing.
About the author
“Debts, unlike fine wine or my wife, do not improve with age." - Steve Bucci
- Personal Credit Coach
- Expert Witness in Identity Theft and Credit Scoring Related Cases
University of Rhode Island at Kingston
Author of the popular books:
- Credit Repair Kit For Dummies – 5th edition
- Barnes and Noble Debt Management
- Credit Management Kit For Dummies
- Managing Your Money All-In-One For Dummies (coauthor)
- Debt Repair Kit For Dummies (Australia)
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.
Steve's Latest Articles
2 min read Jan 16, 2018
Debt can destroy your finances, but in small doses it might be a blessing.3 min read Apr 08, 2016
If you’re no longer liable for a debt but it’s on your credit report, here’s what to do.3 min read Mar 24, 2016
Unpaid debts can hurt you at the worst time. Here’s how they can affect your inheritance.3 min read Feb 18, 2016
A person with no insurance has options for a sickening amount of hospital debt.3 min read Feb 04, 2016
The government, as well as your providers, might be able to help with your exorbitant medical bills.3 min read Jan 21, 2016
If your debt is older than 7 years, show proof to the credit reporting bureau to have it removed.3 min read Jan 14, 2016
Wallowing in debt? Get answers to 10 common questions from Bankrate readers.3 min read Jan 07, 2016