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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.

What Is the Best Way to Consolidate Debt?

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What Is the Best Way to Consolidate Debt?

What Is the Best Way to Consolidate Debt?

Debt consolidation often seems like the perfect way to conquer your debt: consolidate your balances into a single loan and make one monthly payment until you are debt-free. While there may not be a single best way to consolidate debt, it is possible to narrow down the top options for your situation. Personal Loan A… Read More

How One Woman Survived Divorce & Bankruptcy

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How One Woman Survived Divorce & Bankruptcy

How One Woman Survived Divorce & Bankruptcy

Divorce can simplify finances — if for no other reason because there’s a lot less potential for miscommunication. Just one person is making household financial decisions, so it’s a lot easier to know what’s going on. Indeed, a recent Credit.com survey found that 51% of divorced women say that they are very satisfied with how… Read More

How to Keep Your Great Credit Score

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How to Keep Your Great Credit Score

How to Keep Your Great Credit Score

It can take years to build a high credit score, but it can disappear in what feels like an instant. I heard from many people who experienced this during the recession. Sounding almost shell shocked, they’d tell me about how their credit scores had dropped, adding “Before this I had an 800 FICO” or “I… Read More

How to Make Your Tax Lien Disappear

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How to Make Your Tax Lien Disappear

How to Make Your Tax Lien Disappear

A tax lien can be one of the worst items to appear on your credit report. It’s considered very negative and can cause your credit scores to drop significantly. Even worse, under federal law, unpaid tax liens can remain on credit reports indefinitely, though in practice credit bureaus may remove them after a decade or… Read More

How to Talk to a Credit Bureau

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How to Talk to a Credit Bureau

How to Talk to a Credit Bureau

Have you received a copy of your credit report, only to find out it contains something you just don’t understand? There may be a simple answer to your question, but you have to ask. And many people don’t realize that one option is to simply pick up the phone and talk with someone at the… Read More

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