I finished reading another personal finance book this week and I can honestly say that the presentation was different than what I’m used to. I read The Skinny on Credit Cards How to Master the Credit Card Game by Jim Randel. It’s some great up to date advice on credit cards presented in a manga like style.
The Skinny on Credit Cards is a Solid Resource
If you’ve read finance books and had a hard time completing them, you may want to consider this book. It’s a fantastic resource if you want to learn how you can manage your credit cards.
Some useful topics included in the book are:
- How minimum payments work
- How credit card companies feel about your debt habits
- Glossary of credit card terms
- Basics on how credit scores work and how to raise them
Jim Randel takes a creative approach to presenting credit card and finance information to the readers. It uses a story to introduce topics and I also like how Jim included various viewpoints including Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman. It’s not a long read and you can finish it in a few hours.
People who need a primer on credit cards should seriousl consider the book. Fiscal Fizzle did a book review as well if you want to get another perspecive. I think many readers would be helped by this book, so I’m giving away a copy of The Skinny on Credit Cards using Twitter to one of my readers.
Green Panda’s The Skinny on Credit Cards Twitter Contest
- Follow me on Twitter
- Send a Tweet to me @Green_Panda with one tip onhandling credit cards
- 1 entry per account
- Winner with be drawn using @tweetaways. Winner will be drawn on Friday April 10, 2009 at 6pm EST.
I hope you can join! I want to thank the book’s publishers for sending a copy for me to give away.