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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.

The Key to Saving: Track Your Spending

Personal Finance

The Key to Saving: Track Your Spending

The Key to Saving: Track Your Spending

Can something that takes as little as five minutes a day change your financial life? Absolutely, say the proponents of that so-often-recommended piece of financial advice: track your spending. They believe it can be the key to a wealthier life, and research shows it may make you healthier as well. There’s no doubt that tracking… Read More

When Can I Get a Bankruptcy Off My Credit Report?

Credit Score

When Can I Get a Bankruptcy Off My Credit Report?

When Can I Get a Bankruptcy Off My Credit Report?

If you’ve been through a bankruptcy, you probably can’t wait until it’s removed from your credit reports. How long does it take? Is it automatic? And is there anything you can do to speed up the process? That’s what Jack, a Credit.com blog reader asked recently: My bankruptcy is due to be deleted in March… Read More

Student Loans: Who Do I Actually Owe?

Students

Student Loans: Who Do I Actually Owe?

Student Loans: Who Do I Actually Owe?

You’ve decided it’s time to tackle your student loan debt. Maybe you owe old loans and you’re tired of hearing from collection agencies every so often. Or perhaps you are a recent grad and you want to pay off your student loans as quickly as you can. Or you’ve heard about Income Based Repayment and… Read More

3 Ways Student Loan Debt Can Wreck Your Retirement

Managing Debt

3 Ways Student Loan Debt Can Wreck Your Retirement

3 Ways Student Loan Debt Can Wreck Your Retirement

It’s tough enough to deal with student loan debt you can’t pay when you’re a 20-something, but imagine dealing with it when you’re in your 60s or 70s. “This population often gets ignored because people hear the words ‘student loans’ and they think 20-year-olds,” says Persis Yu, a staff attorney with the National Consumer Law… Read More

Trapped in Payday Loan Debt? How to Escape

Managing Debt

Trapped in Payday Loan Debt? How to Escape

Trapped in Payday Loan Debt? How to Escape

“Is it possible to get ahead of the payday loans and get credit back in good standing?” That question was posed to us in a recent CreditExperts Twitter chat we hosted. If you’ve ever been stuck in the cycle of payday lending you may be wondering the same thing. The answer depends in large part… Read More

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