New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–January 20, 2005–Statistics are alarming. US households own an average of 13 credit cards and owe about $8,000. Forty percent of families spend more than they earn each year. Sadly, one in every 100 families is on the verge of bankruptcy.
In her new book, ‘En El Nombre De Comprar, Firmar… y No Llorar: Cómo me Liberé de mi Adicción a las Tarjetas de Crédito [In The Name of Buying, Signing…and Not Crying] (Rayo/HarperCollins), María Antonieta Collins writes about this terrifying epidemic and recounts the story of her own credit card addiction.
When Univision sent her to the offices of Consumer Credit Counseling Services on assignment she was horrified to find out that not only did she own 22 credit cards, but that she was also addicted to “plastic money”.
Even though she was able to make the minimum monthly payments, María Antonieta discovered that her spending habits were symptoms of a bigger problem. Since she had easy access to fast cash from her credit cards, she was purchasing on a binge, buying unnecessary items to escape her problems.
With her characteristic willpower and perseverance, and advice from Consumer Credit Counseling Services, María Antonieta began to pay off her balances. She freed herself from the financial limitations that had been tormenting her.
With plenty of advice and anecdotes from compulsive spenders everywhere, ‘En El Nombre De Comprar, Firmar… y No Llorar’ includes a prologue by Emilio Estefan. It also contains advice from celebrities such as Jorge Ramos, Teresa Rodríguez and María Elena Salinas, among others. They talk about their own experiences and reveal the budget management techniques that worked for them.
‘En El Nombre De Comprar, Firmar… y No Llorar’ is a personal testimony and a guide with solutions, practical advice and inspiring stories that will help you see the light at the end of the debt tunnel.
Maria Antonieta Collins will be autographing copies of her book at WAL-MART (1275 N Azusa Avenue, Covina, CA) on Tuesday, January 25th at 6:00 pm. The address is 1275 N Azusa Avenue, Covina, CA. And at La Libreria Martinez (“Plaza Mexico” 3170 E. Imperial Hwy. Suite B, Lynwood, CA) on Wednesday, January 26th at 6:30 pm.
Rayo / HarperCollinsPublishers