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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.

Getting Out of Debt Saved Our Marriage

Managing Debt

Getting Out of Debt Saved Our Marriage

Getting Out of Debt Saved Our Marriage

When Ellie Kay married her husband, Bob, over two decades ago she knew she was marrying a hard-working fighter pilot. “I was starry-eyed,” she says. What she didn’t know was that he was carrying about $40,000 in unsecured debt. Bob had been divorced and had two children. When his first marriage dissolved, he took on… Read More

How to Build Credit Without a Credit Card

Credit Score

How to Build Credit Without a Credit Card

How to Build Credit Without a Credit Card

If you’re looking to build or rebuild credit, some of the first suggestions you’ll hear is to apply for a regular or secured credit card or ask to become an authorized user on someone else’s card. But there’s often little said about how to do it if you want to stay away from plastic. What… Read More

Can I Really Get a 0% Car Loan?

Auto Loans

Can I Really Get a 0% Car Loan?

Can I Really Get a 0% Car Loan?

Is 0% auto financing just a scam? That’s the question that popped in my mind recently when my mother-in-law, who is fastidious about her finances, was turned down for that rate when she bought a new car. If someone like her, who has a history of no missed payments on any of her bills and… Read More

5 Ways to Get Things Off Your Credit Report

Credit Score

5 Ways to Get Things Off Your Credit Report

5 Ways to Get Things Off Your Credit Report

Negative information on your credit can be extremely frustrating. You know it’s not good, and you just want it to go away. Before you pull your hair out or spend thousands of dollars trying to repair your credit, you’ll want to understand the ways this kind of information can be removed from your reports. First,… Read More

How Couples Can Stop Fighting About Money

Personal Finance

How Couples Can Stop Fighting About Money

How Couples Can Stop Fighting About Money

A young, married (happy) couple who were expecting a baby began a discussion about financial priorities this way: He got a bonus, cashed it and surprised her with a new state-of-the-art TV. When he told her the “good news,” she burst into tears, which progressed to sobbing. They had no washer or dryer, and she… Read More

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