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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.

Do You Have Too Much Credit Card Debt?

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Do You Have Too Much Credit Card Debt?

Do You Have Too Much Credit Card Debt?

How much credit card debt is too much? There are two ways to look at this question: in terms of your financial health or in terms of your credit scores. Th answer can be quite different depending on which question you are trying to answer. When it comes to your credit scores, the question of… Read More

Do You Have Enough Credit?

Credit Score

Do You Have Enough Credit?

Do You Have Enough Credit?

Most people worry about having too much credit: too many accounts, for example, or too much debt. But rarely do they worry about whether they have enough credit. Sometimes they should. One of the five main factors in most credit scores is “account mix,” which looks at the different types of accounts listed on a… Read More

Did You Forget to Budget for These Summer Expenses?

Personal Finance

Did You Forget to Budget for These Summer Expenses?

Did You Forget to Budget for These Summer Expenses?

Summertime is supposed to be mostly carefree, and it’s easy to think you’ll be spending less money. Warm breezes, nights on the patio and watching the sun go down are free, right? And nobody’s fretting (yet) about how they’re going to pay for the holidays. Besides, after making travel reservations and buying wedding and graduation… Read More

Can Debt Collectors Call My Cellphone?

Managing Debt

Can Debt Collectors Call My Cellphone?

Can Debt Collectors Call My Cellphone?

Getting calls from debt collectors is never fun, but when they keep calling you on your cellphone, it can really send you over the edge. After all, you probably carry your cellphone with you virtually everywhere, and getting those calls when you’re in a meeting at work, at the supermarket or watching your kid’s soccer… Read More

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