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Gerri Detweiler

Director of Consumer Education, Credit.com |  In Personal Finance, Managing Debt

Gerri Detweiler is Credit.com’s Director of Consumer Education. She focuses on helping people understand their credit and debt, and writes about those issues, as well as financial legislation, budgeting, debt recovery and savings strategies. She is also the co-author of Debt Collection Answers: How to Use Debt Collection Laws to Protect Your Rights, and Reduce Stress: Real-Life Solutions for Solving Your Credit Crisis as well as host of TalkCreditRadio.com.

7 Ways to Avoid a Painful Dentist Bill

Managing Debt

7 Ways to Avoid a Painful Dentist Bill

7 Ways to Avoid a Painful Dentist Bill

A trip to the dentist can result in a big bill you hadn’t budgeted for. Or maybe things have been so tight that after you’ve paid other bills, dental care doesn’t even make the list. While cleanings, check-ups and X-rays have fairly predictable costs, any problems detected may result in significant bills. We did a bit… Read More

I Want to Remodel My House. Can I Get a Loan?

Personal Finance

I Want to Remodel My House. Can I Get a Loan?

I Want to Remodel My House. Can I Get a Loan?

Maybe you’re hoping to sell your home sometime soon and it needs sprucing up. Maybe you just can’t stand the look of your kitchen cabinets anymore. Whatever the reason, you may want to remodel your home without depleting your bank account — or you may be short on cash. That’s where a home remodeling loan comes in…. Read More

Help! Someone Took Out a Student Loan in My Name

Identity Theft

Help! Someone Took Out a Student Loan in My Name

Help! Someone Took Out a Student Loan in My Name

Some students worry about whether they’ll get the financial aid they need to pay for the next semester of college. Others wonder why there is a record of them taking out student loans when they didn’t apply — and now they can’t get the loans they need. Consider these scary scenarios readers have told us about… Read More

How to Improve Your Credit Score By Labor Day

Credit Score

How to Improve Your Credit Score By Labor Day

How to Improve Your Credit Score By Labor Day

It’s summer, and now hardly feels like the time to “work” on anything. But some things — like boosting your credit score — can be worth some extra motivation. And if you’re looking to finance a large purchase after Labor Day, now’s the time to work on your score. 1. Know Your Weaknesses First step:… Read More

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Job

Personal Finance

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Job

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Job

Growing up in Cincinnati, Jake Cain spent his summers as a teen working at the Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball team. He started in concessions, where he earned roughly $70 for five to six hours of work. When sales were good, bonuses boosted his pay to more than $100. When… Read More

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