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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.

A Credit Score Lifehack: Will It Work?

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A Credit Score Lifehack: Will It Work?

A Credit Score Lifehack: Will It Work?

Credit.com member Steven is a recent college grad who is already on track to building great credit. He wants to do everything possible to make sure his score is as strong as possible. He writes: I am a recent graduate with a full-time job, and I am doing everything I can to help improve my… Read More

How to Make Peace With Your Bank

Personal Finance

How to Make Peace With Your Bank

How to Make Peace With Your Bank

If you’ve ever messed up your finances and wanted to make things right, you’ll understand where our reader James was coming from when he wrote on the Credit.com blog: I’m looking for a little advice. When I was 18 I had either a credit card or a checking account with a major bank that I… Read More

6 Credit Mistakes Moms Make

Personal Finance

6 Credit Mistakes Moms Make

6 Credit Mistakes Moms Make

When my daughter was little, she didn’t always like my decisions, but she thought I was perfect. Now that she’s older, she knows Mom can mess up. Part of that is due to the fact that she’s growing up, and part of it is because I’ve shared many of my missteps with the hope she… Read More

Can I Get a Loan During Bankruptcy?

Managing Debt

Can I Get a Loan During Bankruptcy?

Can I Get a Loan During Bankruptcy?

Recently, I heard from a friend who filed bankruptcy several years ago. Eager to rebuild her credit at the time, she asked me for advice and read everything she could find about credit repair. She disputed mistakes on her credit reports, got a secured card, and did everything she could to get back on track…. Read More

Can You Really Monitor Your Credit For Free?

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Can You Really Monitor Your Credit For Free?

Can You Really Monitor Your Credit For Free?

Most financial experts agree that it’s a good idea to check your credit reports and scores. But ask the same advisors whether you should pay for a credit monitoring service, and they’ll probably throw out different answers: “yes,” “no,” or “sometimes,” and then defend their responses. There’s really no need to get into a debate… Read More

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on a Foreclosed Home?

Mortgages

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on a Foreclosed Home?

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on a Foreclosed Home?

Losing one’s home to foreclosure is never easy. One of our readers, “Kate,” wants to know whether she will still be on the hook for her property tax bill if it gets to that point. She writes: If one “walks away” from their home mortgage, home goes to foreclosure, but still owed a current property… Read More

What’s the Lowest Credit Score You Can Get?

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What’s the Lowest Credit Score You Can Get?

What’s the Lowest Credit Score You Can Get?

While some credit savvy consumers are trying to uncover the secrets to getting the highest credit score, there are thousands of others who don’t even want to check their credit, for fear they will discover they have the lowest credit score. If that describes you, relax. It may not be as bad as you think. “There… Read More

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