There are limits to what creditors can take — especially if you have the right paperwork.
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 Apr 01, 2013
Your debt was tough to confess. Now your future in-laws want a prenup. Should you sign?3 min read Mar 28, 2013
Divorces aren’t just sad, they’re expensive. How do you nurse your finances back to life?2 min read Mar 14, 2013
A son behind bars is bad enough. Now, his creditors are calling. Here’s how to help.3 min read Mar 11, 2013
Besides creating heartache, a divorce can ruin your finances. Here’s how to get back on track.3 min read Jan 31, 2013
Collectors may not be the best communicators. Verify you’re dealing with the right one.3 min read Jan 28, 2013
Can her creditors touch his federal tax refund? It depends on where he puts the cash.2 min read Jan 24, 2013
Nobody wants their kids to struggle with debt. If they ask for help, how much should you give?2 min read Dec 06, 2012