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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.

Americans Would Rather Have Naked Photos of Them Leaked Than Have Their Finances Exposed

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Americans Would Rather Have Naked Photos of Them Leaked Than Have Their Finances Exposed

Americans Would Rather Have Naked Photos of Them Leaked Than Have Their Finances Exposed

Want to know what’s worse than having naked pictures of yourself leaked online? Having your financial information stolen or compromised — or so said 55% of those polled in MasterCard’s Emotion of Safety & Security Research survey, released today. Even more would rather have their homes robbed (59%) or email hacked (62%) than have financial data stolen or compromised…. Read More

5 Signs You Should Freeze Your Credit

Identity Theft

5 Signs You Should Freeze Your Credit

5 Signs You Should Freeze Your Credit

Roughly 13 million consumers are victims of identity theft each year, and millions more experience data breaches, phishing attempts and other types of financial fraud. If you are among them — or are worried you may be next — you may have thought about blocking access to your credit reports completely. That’s essentially what a credit freeze does, and there… Read More

The Secret Way to Get Rid of an Old Debt

Managing Debt

The Secret Way to Get Rid of an Old Debt

The Secret Way to Get Rid of an Old Debt

Resolving a collection account can feel like lifting a weight off your shoulders: You can finally move on. But what happens when it comes back to haunt you again? Can you ever really put a bad debt behind you? A reader with the screen name “Frustrated” shared their story on the Credit.com blog: We used a… Read More

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

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