Brittney Mayer

Brittney Mayer

Bad Credit Expert

Brittney Mayer is a contributing editor for BadCredit.org, where she uses her extensive research background to write comprehensive consumer guides aimed at helping readers make smarter, more informed financial decisions on the path to building better credit. Leveraging her vast knowledge of the financial industry, Brittney’s work can be found on several websites, including the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, US News & World Report, CreditRepair.com, Lexington Law, CardRates.com, and CreditCards.com, among others.

Latest Posts

(116) Total Posts to Date

Guide

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[current_year]’s Best Options for Cheap Credit Repair

Cheap Options for Repairing Your Credit

When it comes to fixing things, there are two main types of problems: those that can limp along until you have time... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 9/6/18

Guide

5,412 views

11 min read

12 Best Private Loans for Bad Credit in [current_year]

12 Best Private Loans for Bad Credit

Depending on the context, the term private can refer to something hidden, an event or product restricted to... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 8/28/18

Guide

14,865 views

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7 Best Credit Monitoring Services in [current_year]

7 Best Credit Monitoring Services

Some things in life can be safely ignored for weeks, months, or even years with no harm done. Other things… not so... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 8/9/18

Guide

14,448 views

7 min read

3 Best Providers of Home Equity Loans for Bad Credit

3 Best Providers of Home Equity Loans for Bad Credit

Although being turned down for a loan due to bad credit can be frustrating, it’s important to understand the bank’s... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 7/31/18

Guide

13,300 views

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9 Best Alternatives to Bad-Credit Payday Loans

9 Best Alternatives to Bad-Credit Payday Loans

For some consumers, debt is like a snowball rolling downhill. Once it starts rolling, it gets larger with every... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 7/26/18

Guide

14,190 views

9 min read

4 Simple Steps: How to Get Out of Debt Fast

4 Simple Steps for Getting Out of Debt

One speck of dust is all it takes to start building a cloud. As nearby water vapor condenses on that piece of dust,... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 7/19/18

Guide

27,576 views

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4 Quick Steps to Buying a Car with Bad Credit

4 Quick Steps: Buying a Car with Bad Credit

Between trudging from lot to lot, fending off overeager salespeople, and spending hours haggling for a deal, buying... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 7/12/18

Guide

27,060 views

7 min read

3 Easy Steps for Buying a House with Bad Credit

3 Easy Steps for Buying a House with Bad Credit

Whether you’re building your credit score from scratch or rebuilding it after a financial disaster, getting any... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 7/3/18

Guide

32,112 views

7 min read

9 Best Bad-Credit Motorcycle Loans for [current_year]

9 Best Motorcycle Loans for Bad Credit

The modern motorcycle has come a long way from the two-cylinder steam-powered bicycle that was its earliest... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 6/26/18

Guide

31,410 views

7 min read

3 Best Online Signature Loans for Bad Credit

3 Best Online Signature Loans for Bad Credit

Not long ago, before the age of credit reports and computer-assisted lending decisions, most deals were made based... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 6/21/18

Guide

45,936 views

7 min read

How to Remove Late Payments from Your Credit Report

4 Ways to Remove Late Payments from Your Credit Report

If you put any four people in a room and show them designs, they’re likely to have four different opinions on which... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 6/12/18

Guide

34,884 views

11 min read

5 Steps to Get a Loan as a First-Time Home Buyer with Bad Credit

Getting a Loan as a First-Time Home Buyer

Some things in life can be both exciting and terrifying, all at the same time. Buying your first home, for example,... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 6/5/18

Guide

28,650 views

9 min read

12 Best Bad-Credit RV Loans for [current_year]

12 Best RV Loans for Bad Credit

Given the average hotel room can run over $100 a night — and easily twice that in more expensive cities — the idea... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 5/29/18

Guide

38,700 views

7 min read

8 Emergency Loans for Bad Credit

8 Emergency Loans for Bad Credit

Although everyone rebuilding their credit knows to establish an emergency fund for unexpected expenses, even a... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 5/24/18

Guide

38,836 views

7 min read

3 Methods of TV Financing for Bad Credit with No Down Payment

3 Methods of TV Financing for Bad Credit

Although frivolous purchases should be at the bottom of the list when you’re dealing with bad credit, having some... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 5/15/18

Study

39,102 views

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A Study of How a Reverse Mortgage Works & Who’s Using Them

A Study of How Reverse Mortgages Work & Who’s Using Them

As with the 8-track players and parachute pants popular during their heyday, the company pension is mostly history.... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 5/8/18

Guide

36,140 views

7 min read

9 Best Bad-Credit Boat Loans for [current_year]

9 Best Boat Loans for Bad Credit

While beef may be “what’s for dinner,” Americans still love their fish. In 2016 alone, the US commercial fishing... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 5/1/18

Guide

30,563 views

7 min read

3 Best National Debt Relief Programs

3 Best National Debt Relief Programs

There is a small aquatic plant, called duckweed, that can expand from a few small leaves and take over the entire... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 4/26/18

Guide

48,990 views

7 min read

6 Best FHA Loans for Bad Credit

6 Best FHA Loans for Bad Credit

Despite being the single largest purchase most of us will make, buying a house is far more than a simple investment... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 4/17/18

Guide

44,200 views

11 min read

12 Best Secured Collateral Loans for Bad Credit

Secured Collateral Loans for Bad Credit

For more than 3,000 years, humans have been using goods — and, sometimes, labor — as collateral for a financial... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 4/12/18

Guide

44,148 views

9 min read

[current_year] Total Visa® Credit Card Reviews

2018 Total Visa® Credit Card Reviews

Obtaining a new credit card with poor credit is a bit like trying to find a meal after 2 a.m. — you usually have to... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 4/5/18

Guide

54,615 views

11 min read

Does Credit Repair Really Work? — [current_year] Expert Opinion

Does Credit Repair Really Work?

Although few of us really enjoy commercials interrupting our preferred programming, many of us are still remarkably... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 4/3/18

Guide

59,430 views

7 min read

5 Best Cash Back Credit Cards for Bad Credit

Best Cash Back Rewards Cards for Bad Credit

Located between Norway, Iceland, and Scotland, the remote Faroe Islands are (vaguely) known as being the country... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/27/18

Guide

59,472 views

7 min read

What Does “Derogatory” Mean on a Credit Report?

What Does “Derogatory” Mean on a Credit Report?

Perhaps one of the best and, simultaneously, worst things about the English language is the vast number of words we... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/22/18

Guide

89,851 views

9 min read

6 Best Online & Peer-to-Peer Loans for Bad Credit

The Best Online & Peer-to-Peer Loans for Bad Credit

While the digital age has given peer-to-peer lending a facelift, the concept is hardly a new one. Anyone who has... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/20/18