Brittney Mayer

Brittney Mayer

Bad Credit Expert

Brittney is a Contributing Editor for Digital Brands, Inc., where she uses her extensive research background to develop comprehensive guides and in-depth company profiles for BadCredit.org and CardRates.com. Brittney specializes in translating complex ideas into readable, engaging content for B2C and B2B audiences.

Latest Posts

(47) Total Posts to Date

Guide

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9 min read

6 Facts — Credit Report Charge Off Meaning & How to Remove It

What it Means to Have a Credit Report Charge Off

Every industry has a collection of terms and phrases specific to that industry, often called “jargon.” For... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 5/25/17

Blog

4,446 views

11 min read

JustGiving: How the Original Digital Fundraising Platform Has Helped Make Over $4.2B Worth of Difference for Thousands of Global Causes

JustGiving: Helping Make $4.2B+ Worth of Difference

In a Nutshell: Some of life’s most tragic events are small, touching only our lives and families. Others are so... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 5/16/17

Study

4,488 views

13 min read

3 Studies Show the Average Credit Score by Age & Generation ([current_year])

Studies Show the Average Credit Score by Age

In personal finance, credit scores are what make the world — or, at least, the lines of credit — go ’round. So it’s... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 5/12/17

Blog

5,568 views

9 min read

Over 8 Million Job Postings: ZipRecruiter’s Advanced Machine-Learning Algorithm Helps Take the Work Out of Finding Work

ZipRecruiter's Algorithm Takes the Work Out of Finding Work

In a Nutshell: Finding the right job can sometimes seem as difficult as identifying a habitable exoplanet. In a sea... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 5/9/17

Blog

9,215 views

13 min read

Craft a Mistake-Free Résumé for Any Position with Help from the Ginger Page Writing App

Build a Mistake-Free Résumé with the Ginger Page Writing App

In a Nutshell: Although many of today’s job-seekers rely on the internet and digital applications, the résumé still... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 5/3/17

Guide

7,854 views

13 min read

“How Much Mortgage Can I Qualify For?” (3 Loan Questions Answered)

How Much Mortgage Can I Qualify For?

Watching any of the dozens of home-buying shows peppering the airways these days is enough to inspire almost anyone... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 4/25/17

Guide

12,546 views

17 min read

7 Online Picks for a Free Credit Score (Without Credit Card Requirements)

7 Picks for a Free Credit Score Without a Credit Card

Nowadays, it often seems as if every other commercial is some company or other telling you how vital it is for you... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 4/18/17

Blog

10,872 views

9 min read

Give a Little, Save a Lot — How Gumdrop from Goodshop Lets You Shop, Save, and Donate from Any Browser

Gumdrop Lets You Shop, Save, and Donate from Any Browser

In a Nutshell: While often one of the most understated features of a retailer’s online checkout page, the “Submit... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 4/12/17

Blog

9,386 views

13 min read

Jimdo’s Code-Free Website Building Platform Empowers Budding Entrepreneurs to Design Their Own Digital Business

Jimdo’s Code-Free Website Building Platform Empowers Entrepreneurs

In a Nutshell: Not only can starting your own business be a great way to improve your income and pay off debt, but... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 4/12/17

Blog

12,240 views

15 min read

Expert Advice on How to Prepare, Research, and Start Investing from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Expert Advice on How to Prepare for Investing from FINRA

In a Nutshell: While many people hear the term “investing” and think stocks, bonds, and dividends, according to the... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 4/10/17

Guide

10,894 views

7 min read

“Do Credit Repair Companies Work?” (How it Works + 3 Best Services)

Do Credit Repair Companies Work?

While the traditional FICO credit score so ubiquitous today has only been around since 1989, Americans have had... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 4/5/17

Blog

19,907 views

11 min read

20 Years of Credibility: TheFreeSite.com Provides Users with the Web’s Best 100% Free Offers

TheFreeSite.com Provides Users with the Web’s Best Free Offers

In a Nutshell: For a dedicated discount detective trying to beat a tight budget, few things are worse than thinking... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/26/17

Guide

18,931 views

13 min read

300 — 850: The “Credit Score Range” Explained (FICO & VantageScore)

The Credit Score Range Explained

One of the first things anyone learns when they begin developing their personal finance skills is the importance of... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/15/17

Blog

28,995 views

11 min read

Affordable Online Courses from edX Help You Learn the Right Skills to Earn More, Advance Your Career, or Find a New Direction

Online Courses from edX Help You Learn the Right Skills to Earn More

In a Nutshell: Regardless of our educational backgrounds, we are never done learning. Whether you want to gain... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/14/17

Blog

27,180 views

9 min read

The American Association of University Women Helps Professional Women Bridge the Gender-Based Salary Gap

AAUW Helps Professional Women Bridge the Salary Gap

In a Nutshell: Despite more than 50 years of legislation, women working full-time, year-round are typically paid 80... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/28/17

Guide

32,091 views

7 min read

8 Eligibility Requirements for HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program)

8 Requirements: Home Affordable Refinance Program

While it is generally a good thing that housing prices tend to go up over time, the real estate market can... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/22/17

Blog

24,701 views

15 min read

For Patients, Not Profit: NeedyMeds.org is Dedicated to Providing Information and Resources for Patients Who Need Affordable Medication & Care

NeedyMeds.org Provides Resources for Patients, Not Profit

In a Nutshell: Despite health care changes, the cost of prescription drugs in the United States has been steadily... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/17/17

Blog

47,736 views

11 min read

Find Compassion Through Crowdfunding with YouCaring: Over $500M Raised for Those Who Need it Most

Find Compassion Through Crowdfunding with YouCaring

In a Nutshell: Serious illnesses and natural disasters can strike anyone, anywhere, and rarely discriminate between... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/9/17

Guide

47,804 views

9 min read

9 Facts on “Credit Card Debt Relief” Programs & the 5 Best Companies

9 Facts on Credit Card Debt Relief Programs

In nearly every great science fiction movie is the character who always seems compelled to push buttons. In... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/8/17

Blog

22,988 views

15 min read

Scam or Score, Fact or Fake: Snopes.com Finds the Truth Behind the Biggest Myths & Rumors in Business, Banking — and Everything Else

Snopes.com Finds the Truth Behind Rumors in Business, Banking & More

In a Nutshell: While rumor has always moved swiftly from person to person, the digital era and its ability to... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/1/17

Blog

43,776 views

15 min read

Advice from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) on Improving Early Math Fluency & Strengthening Future Math & Finance Skills

NAEYC's Advice on How to Increase Early Childhood Math Fluency

In a Nutshell: Whether you’re a first-grader facing a nerve-wracking pop-quiz, or a frustrated adult trying to... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 1/23/17

Study

29,293 views

5 min read

Do Medical Bills Affect Your Credit Score? Consumer Credit Research Shows They Do — But That May be Changing

Do Medical Bills Affect Your Credit Score? Study Says “Yes -- Too Much”

Your credit score is a reflection of the age, type, size, and general standing of the myriad accounts that make up... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 1/12/17

Guide

49,457 views

7 min read

6 Things You Should Know About a Good Debt-to-Credit Ratio

6 Things You Should Know About a Good Debt-to-Credit Ratio

As with many complex fields, a lot of jargon exists in the world of finance (because, you know, that’s what... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 1/4/17

Blog

36,210 views

15 min read

Become a Confident College Shopper by Using the Resources at The Princeton Review to Find — and Afford — the Best College for You

Resources at The Princeton Review Create Confident College Shoppers

In a Nutshell: From finding the right college to finding a way to pay for it, the college admissions process is... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 1/3/17

Blog

35,022 views

13 min read

23 Years & 5M+ Clients: Nonprofit Consolidated Credit™ Offers Debt Management & Financial Counseling to Help You Learn How to Get — and Stay — Out of Debt

Consolidated Credit™ Offers Debt Management & Counseling

In a Nutshell: For some, big life changes can result in big credit card bills — which seem to just keep growing... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 12/13/16