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Book ReviewTitle: "Living Well with Bad Credit" Authors: Chris Balish and Geoff Williams Publisher: Health Communications Inc., 2010; 192 pages; $10.36 Once upon a time, it was the case that you could pretty accurately assume that if someone owned a home, they probably had at least decent credit. These days, that assumption is inaccurate more often than not.So many homeowners have either lost homes to foreclosure, off-loaded them via short sales, filed for bankruptcy, gone late on mortgage payments to qualify for a loan mod, or fallen behind on credit-card payments so they could make their mortgage payments. As a result, many, many homeowners of my acquaintance have taken some sort of credit hit in recent years. Credit repair programs abound, but it's tough to tell which are legit and which are scams. Into this mix enter personal finance journalists Chris Balish and Geoff Williams, with their new book "Living Well with Bad Credit: Buy a House, Start a Busi...