Tight credit and a souring economy make it even more important to shore up your finances.
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
3 min read Dec 22, 2008
Although you may not have fully recognized it, a ‘Credit Winter’ is probably coming to your town.3 min read Dec 08, 2008
Author Brad Klontz offers suggestions for how a couple can keep their marriage insulated from money woes.3 min read Dec 01, 2008
You don’t need to fall behind in debt payments before seeking help from a credit counselor.3 min read Nov 24, 2008
Creating a budget and sticking to it is the best way to turn the tide on runaway spending.2 min read Nov 17, 2008
Using credit cards to pay down $70,000 on a mortgage would be a big mistake in many ways.2 min read Nov 03, 2008
There are several ways to make life uncomfortable for a card issuer that is behaving badly.3 min read Oct 06, 2008
It is legal to fine customers when finance charges push card balances past the limit.2 min read Sep 29, 2008