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

(36) Total Posts to Date

Blog

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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

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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

3,660 views

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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

10,608 views

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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

8,760 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

10,296 views

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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

13,056 views

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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

12,285 views

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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

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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

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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

24,128 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

14,004 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

29,106 views

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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

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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

28,900 views

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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

45,458 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

46,500 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

33,474 views

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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

23,133 views

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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

Study

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Studies Show the Fastest Way Out of Debt May Not Be What You Think

The Fastest Way Out of Debt May Not Be What You Think

Doing just a little bit of research into the best and fastest ways to pay down your debt will return the same... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 10/28/16

Blog

43,503 views

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10 Grains of Rice Donated for Every Correct Answer — Play, Learn, and Fight World Hunger with Freerice.com & the World Food Program

Play, Learn, and Fight World Hunger with Freerice.com

In a Nutshell: For many, making a difference by helping those in need is not only something we should do, but... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 10/26/16

Blog

35,685 views

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Wealth Pilgrim’s Neal Frankle Shares Resources and Advice for Managing Your Money Without Worry

Wealth Pilgrim Can Help You Manage Your Money Without Worry

In a Nutshell: Living in a constant state of anxiety over your family’s finances can be hard enough when you’re an... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 10/21/16

Guide

42,392 views

7 min read

7 Low & No Down Payment Mortgage Loans (For Bad Credit)

7 Low & No Down Payment Mortgage Loans

One of my favorite TV shows is a program about people who have particularly strange homes. The episodes have... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 10/18/16

Blog

76,986 views

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<em>4: The Four Principles of a Debt Free Life</em> — The Debt Free Guys Share Lessons Learned While Paying Off $51,000 of Debt

The Debt Free Guys — 4: The Four Principles of a Debt Free Life

In a Nutshell: Denial is a powerful tool, and can be used with great effect to hide from any number of things —... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 10/12/16

Blog

67,568 views

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Reach Your Retirement Goals: How myRA Makes Starting to Save Easy & Affordable

How myRA Makes Starting to Save for Retirement Easy & Affordable

In a Nutshell: Despite growing awareness of the problems with Social Security, almost one-third of working... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 10/5/16