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

(27) Total Posts to Date

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

4,080 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

6,748 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

4,494 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

11,880 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

11,089 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

20,570 views

5 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

17,612 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

23,436 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

23,814 views

7 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

Study

28,526 views

7 min read

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

24,431 views

9 min read

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

28,808 views

9 min read

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

20,436 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

29,628 views

13 min read

<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

34,944 views

11 min read

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

Guide

39,960 views

7 min read

6 Answers: How to Get a Credit Card (Bad Credit, No Credit, Secured)

6 Questions Answered: How to Get a Credit Card

In the late 19th century, department stores and hotels began to issue charge coins to their loyal customers. These... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 10/5/16

Blog

49,113 views

11 min read

21 Years, 500K+ Posts, and Tons of Information: Creditnet Provides the Resources to Become Your Own Financial Expert

Creditnet Provides the Resources to Become Your Own Financial Expert

In a Nutshell: For many, not only can learning about credit and personal finance be intimidating, but it can also... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 9/29/16

Guide

30,723 views

15 min read

15 Methods: How to Pay Off Debt Fast (Credit Card, College Debt & More)

How to Pay Off Debt Fast

While I can think of many things I think should be taught in every high school, perhaps on the top of my list is... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 9/28/16

Blog

21,264 views

9 min read

The Top-Rated Professionals at Accredited Debt Relief™ Can Help Create Your Roadmap to Financial Freedom

Accredited Debt Relief™ Can Create Your Roadmap to Financial Freedom

In a Nutshell: Some of life’s surprises can be difficult to overcome, but it’s especially hard to recover when... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 9/21/16

Guide

38,310 views

9 min read

6 Small Loans for Bad Credit – (Unsecured, Installment & Bank Loans)

6 Small Loans for Bad Credit

I had a friend in college who, despite his best intentions, was never able to hold on to much of his money. He... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 9/20/16

Blog

29,304 views

7 min read

CardsMix Offers Simple — Yet Powerful — Tools & Expert Opinions to Match Subprime Applicants to the Best Cards for Their Credit

CardsMix: Tools & Advice to Find the Right Card for Your Subprime Credit

In a Nutshell: While having poor credit can limit your credit card options, sometimes finding the right card is... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 9/20/16

Blog

39,888 views

9 min read

Not Your Parents’ Advisors: XY Planning Network Helps Young Professionals Organize (& Grow) Their Finances

XY Planning Network Helps Young Professionals Organize Finances

In a Nutshell: Whether it’s paying off student loans or starting a new online business, today’s young professionals... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 9/16/16

Guide

40,995 views

9 min read

“How to Get a Loan with Bad Credit” (9 Personal, Home & Auto Loans)

How to Get a Loan With Bad Credit

When you think about the word “risk,” what do you picture? Do you imagine a death-defying skydiver, barreling... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 9/14/16

Guide

55,488 views

7 min read

5 Best Credit Repair Companies ([current_year]) — Improve Your Credit Score

5 Best Credit Repair Companies

At the age of 21, I was a financial disaster. I didn’t know my credit score from a hole in the ground, and had... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 8/26/16