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

(54) Total Posts to Date

Guide

3,477 views

9 min read

How to Get a Car Loan with Bad Credit (2017’s Best Auto Financing)

How to Get a Car Loan with Bad Credit

In the first quarter of 2017, 107 million Americans held auto debt — a record-setting number. But with the average... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 7/13/17

Guide

4,416 views

11 min read

“How is Your Credit Score Calculated?” — 5 Parts of a FICO Score

How is Your Credit Score Calculated?

Over the last 30 years, the consumer credit score has gained a key role in many aspects of our finances, so it’s... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 7/3/17

Guide

11,866 views

15 min read

3 Loan Types — How to Get a Bank Loan with Bad Credit

How to Get a Bank Loan with Bad Credit

Although it would certainly be nice if we could all afford to get along without credit, paying cash isn’t always a... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 6/27/17

Blog

10,892 views

11 min read

How the UK’s Financial Ombudsman Service Provides an Objective Perspective in Consumer Complaints for Regulated Financial Products

How the Financial Ombudsman Service Provides an Objective View

In a Nutshell: While we’ve all likely had to return a dud purchase now and then, finding issues with your financial... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 6/21/17

Blog

14,864 views

9 min read

ONLYOFFICE: Editor’s Choice Award™ for Best Free Open-Source Office Suite for Personal, Nonprofit, and Educational Use

ONLYOFFICE: Editor's Choice™ for Best Free Open-Source Office Suite

In a Nutshell: From junior high to junior associate, access to a quality office suite can make or break your... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 6/16/17

Guide

6,611 views

17 min read

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 — How Much Does it Cost to File Bankruptcy?

How Much Does it Cost to File Bankruptcy?

Whether you’re buried under unpaid medical bills, burdened by credit card balances, or bothered by loan default,... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 6/15/17

Guide

24,472 views

7 min read

9 Best Credit Cards for Poor Credit (2017’s Top Bad Credit Offers)

The 9 Best Credit Cards for Poor Credit

While most people recognize the importance of knowing their consumer credit score, as with many things in life, a... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 6/5/17

Guide

16,082 views

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

12,892 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

16,608 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

18,896 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

25,296 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

32,796 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

37,600 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

29,826 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

19,994 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

31,876 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

35,139 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

37,356 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

34,146 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

37,332 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

61,183 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

44,460 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

43,302 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

34,860 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