Steve Bucci


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.

Steve's Latest Articles

  • Don’t wipe out savings to wipe out debt

    Sure, you could throw every available dollar at student loans and credit card debt. But leave enough for an emergency fund — and a bit of mad money for yourself, says the Debt Adviser.

    3 min read Mar 23, 2007
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  • Big debt limits credit card choices

    You won’t get offers for low-interest balance transfers once you run up a $35,000 debt, says the Debt Adviser. More likely, your current issuer will hit you with penalty rates.

    2 min read Jan 26, 2007
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  • 10 missteps that will plunge you into debt

    Hoping your mistakes of the past will magically disappear with the new year is pure folly, says Debt Adviser Steve Bucci who offers his top 10 follies to avoid in 2006.

    4 min read Dec 20, 2005
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  • Snagged by credit card teaser-rate trap

    By applying your entire payment to the low-rate promotional balance, the card companies stretch out the time you’re on the hook, says the Debt Adviser.

    3 min read Dec 02, 2005
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