Brittney Mayer

Brittney Mayer

Bad Credit Expert

As a Contributing Editor for BadCredit.org and CardRates.com, Brittney uses her personal credit journey as inspiration for developing in-depth articles and guides that help consumers reach their financial goals. Her background in math and science gives her the skills to translate complex ideas into comprehensive advice for users at any level.

Latest Posts

(42) Total Posts to Date

Guide

2,196 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

2,196 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

3,822 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

3,638 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

5,430 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

8,436 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

Blog

10,962 views

11 min read

53% of the World is Offline: How the Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative is Empowering Innovators to Close the Digital Divide

How Microsoft Affordable Access is Helping Close the Digital Divide

In a Nutshell: Despite its near-ubiquity in some countries, internet access is hardly universal. In fact, 53% of... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/16/17

Guide

13,230 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

11,522 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

12,947 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

27,702 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

16,530 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

21,736 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

22,878 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

37,259 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

24,837 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

31,724 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

42,544 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

27,841 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

29,809 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

Blog

42,360 views

11 min read

How the Consolidated Reviews on ConsumerSearch.com Help You Simplify Your Buying Decisions and Make Smarter Purchases

Shop Smarter with the Consolidated Reviews on ConsumerSearch

In a Nutshell: Whether you shop in stores or online, chances are you rely on product reviews to help you make the... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 12/12/16

Guide

42,210 views

7 min read

2 Methods of Free Credit Repair + Top 5 Services for Help & Advice

Free Credit Repair Methods & Top Services for Help

Many of life’s little mistakes will resolve themselves in due time; that bad haircut will grow out, and a poor... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 11/30/16

Guide

42,896 views

5 min read

2016 — U.S. National Average Student Loan Debt (Undergrad Vs. Graduate)

2016 U.S. National Average Student Loan Debt

While we’ve all heard the student loan horror stories, the truth of the matter is that loans remain one of the most... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 11/18/16

Blog

64,026 views

13 min read

How to Use TuneIn’s 4M+ Podcasts and 100K+ Live Radio Stations to Boost Your Financial Know-How

Boost Your Financial Know-How with Free Resources from TuneIn

In a Nutshell: When it comes to learning, we’re all different; everyone has his or her own style of learning and... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 11/7/16

Guide

56,680 views

9 min read

5 Best Debt Consolidation Loans for Bad Credit (Rates & Reviews)

5 Best Debt Consolidation Loans

A few weeks ago, while in line at the grocery store, I glimpsed a woman whose wallet held more credit cards than... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 11/4/16