Lauren Keys

Lauren Keys

Bad Credit Expert

Lauren Keys has over nine years of writing experience with publications such as The New York Times, Gainesville Magazine, and numerous other media outlets. She seeks to inform others of ways to make the most of their budgets and currently serves as editor-in-chief at DealCrunch.com, an online publication that shares retail industry, shopping, and savings news. Lauren enjoys writing about personal finance hacks and savings tips outside of her retail writing on DealCrunch.

Latest Posts

(15) Total Posts to Date

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Debt Discipline Blog: Tips for Household Budgeting from A Family That Overcame $100k of Debt

Debt Discipline Blog: Tips for Household Budgeting

In a Nutshell: When Brian Brandow realized his family was more than $100,000 in debt, he turned to financial... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 6/28/16

Blog

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CarGurus’ Proprietary Shopping Engine Helps Consumers Find a Fair Deal on their Next Vehicle

CarGurus' Shopping Engine Helps Consumers Find a Fair Deal

In a Nutshell: The folks at CarGurus have set their sights on a lofty goal: bring more transparency to auto... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 6/27/16

Blog

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Gamify Your Finances: SaveUp Encourages Good Financial Behavior with Chances to Win Cash

Gamify Your Finances: SaveUp Encourages Good Financial Behavior

In a Nutshell: To help Americans save more and get out of debt faster, SaveUp has incentivized good financial... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 6/16/16

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Based on 4 Simple Rules, YNAB™ Software Helps You Take Control of Your Finances

YNAB™ Software Helps You Take Control of Your Finances

In a Nutshell: Does it make sense for a budget to stay the same without any flexibility from month to month? It’s... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 6/15/16

Blog

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Edvisors: A Full Range of Resources for Parents & Students Looking for Help to Plan & Pay for College

Edvisors Provides Resources to Help Plan & Pay for College

In a Nutshell: A lot of questions come up when you’re applying to college: Where should I apply? How do I get in?... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 6/9/16

Blog

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4 Experiments That Contributed to the Success of J. Money’s “Budgets Are Sexy” Finance Blog

4 Experiments That Made J. Money's Blog Successful

In a Nutshell: J Money (J$), the mohawk-rocking financial blogger of Budgets are Sexy,  started his first... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 5/27/16

Blog

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Stemming from Positivity, Sky Blue Credit Repair Aims for Transparent & Successful Client Experiences

Sky Blue Credit Repair: Transparent & Successful Client Experiences

In a Nutshell: Jim Kemish, president of Sky Blue Credit Repair, took some time to explain what a new customer can... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 5/11/16

Blog

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Loans Based on a Borrower’s Potential — Upstart Evaluates Education & Career Trajectory to Lend Millennials Up to $50K

Upstart Offers Loans Based on a Borrower's Potential

In a Nutshell: When you’re a young adult with nothing on your credit report other than student loans and credit... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 5/10/16

Blog

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The Dedicated Account Managers of Pyramid Credit Repair Help You Achieve Your Long-Term Credit Goals

Pyramid Credit Repair Focuses on Long-Term Credit Health

In a Nutshell: The software behind Pyramid Credit Repair allows you to track exactly what the company’s credit... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 4/15/16

Blog

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Creditnet.com Forums Offer Answers to Your Difficult Financial Questions

Creditnet.com Forums Answer Your Difficult Financial Questions

Talking with friends and family about a sinking credit score or an increasing amount of debt can be difficult, and... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 4/8/16

Blog

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Credit Repair Summit: Over 100 On-Demand Training Sessions for Credit Repair Businesses of Any Size

Credit Repair Summit: Over 100 On-Demand Training Sessions

In a Nutshell: A month-long training seminar starting October 4, Credit Repair Summit offers industry insights and... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 4/7/16

Blog

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DriveTime Puts You in the Driver’s Seat — 140 Dealerships Offer Easy Financing of Reliable Vehicles

DriveTime's Poor Credit Financing Puts You in the Driver’s Seat

In a Nutshell: DriveTime provides in-house auto financing and insurance quotes right at their dealerships, and... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 4/6/16

Blog

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Credit Repair Cloud—Helping Credit Repair Businesses Streamline Disputes with Enterprise Software

Credit Repair Cloud—Helping Businesses Streamline Disputes

In a Nutshell: In 2012, a decade after creating the world’s first credit repair software, Daniel Rosen created a... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 3/30/16

Blog

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Auto Credit Express: Rebuilding America’s Credit with Nation’s Largest Network of Subprime Auto Lenders

Auto Credit Express: Rebuilding America’s Credit

In a Nutshell: In less than 15 minutes, you can apply for and receive pre-approved loan options from a nearby... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 3/29/16

Guide

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How to Apply for a Credit Card (With Bad Credit)

How to Apply for a Credit Card

When applying for credit cards, especially if you have subprime or bad credit, you should start by checking your... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 3/28/16