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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.

3 Ways to Avoid Costly Rental Car Insurance

Credit Cards

3 Ways to Avoid Costly Rental Car Insurance

3 Ways to Avoid Costly Rental Car Insurance

I’ve been rear-ended in a rental car by a hit-and-run driver. And on my last business trip, the rental agent almost foisted a car with a scratched-up bumper on me. (Thankfully, I remembered to inspect the vehicle before I left the lot and asked for a different one.) So I know firsthand the importance of… Read More

Is an SAT Prep Course Worth the Cost?

Personal Finance

Is an SAT Prep Course Worth the Cost?

Is an SAT Prep Course Worth the Cost?

Only one thing was stopping Justis Slattery from playing soccer in college: his SAT scores. He found a school he wanted to attend, and soccer coach he really wanted to play for, says his mother, Stacy. He earned a coveted spot on the team, and an admissions counselor told him he shouldn’t have any problem getting… Read More

Can I Get a Car Loan If I Have No Credit?

Auto Loans

Can I Get a Car Loan If I Have No Credit?

Can I Get a Car Loan If I Have No Credit?

What do you do if you need a car and you don’t yet have a track record to make a dealer confident you’ll be able to repay a car loan? Phil Reed, senior consumer advice editor for consumer auto site Edmunds.com, said a surprising number of people who aren’t sure of the answer to that… Read More

Will Your Next Debt Collector Be a Robot?

Managing Debt

Will Your Next Debt Collector Be a Robot?

Will Your Next Debt Collector Be a Robot?

Are the days of debt collectors sitting in cubicles “dialing for dollars” numbered? Debt collection, like many sectors of the economy, is starting to go digital. So if the idea of talking with a debt collector automatically puts your stomach in knots, you may be in for a pleasant surprise: In the not-too-distant future, your… Read More

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