Brittney Mayer

Brittney Mayer
23 Years & 5M+ Clients: Nonprofit Consolidated Credit™ Offers Debt Management & Financial Counseling to Help You Learn How to Get — and Stay — Out of Debt

Bad Credit Expert

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

Latest Posts

(136) Total Posts to Date

Guide

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23 min read

15 Best Store Credit Cards for Bad Credit in [current_year]

Best Store Credit Cards for Bad Credit

For most consumers, the insistent popups and checkout spiels touting a store’s credit card are mostly just... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/12/19

Guide

2,812 views

15 min read

9 Best Bad-Credit Personal Loans (Online Applications)

Best Online Personal Loans for Bad Credit

When you perform an online search for a personal loan lender, your search query is turned into a string of signals... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/7/19

Guide

7,504 views

31 min read

3 Easy Steps — How to Build Credit with a Credit Card

Build Credit with a Credit Card in 3 Easy Steps

Packed as it is with dense vegetation, making your way through a jungle takes patience, skill, and determination —... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/26/19

Guide

11,400 views

29 min read

[current_year] Guide: Using Loans to Pay Off Debt (with Bad Credit)

2019 Guide: Using Loans to Pay Off Debt

The phrase, “To rob Peter to pay Paul,” is a common way of describing a situation in which paying off one debt... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/13/19

Guide

16,720 views

13 min read

7 Best Providers for a Pre-Approved Car Loan (Bad Credit OK)

Get Pre-Approved for a Car Loan with Bad Credit

When you’re out shopping for a new vehicle (or just one that’s new to you), it can often feel as though the dealer... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/5/19

Study

24,035 views

33 min read

15 U.S. Cities Facing Financial Distress

15 U.S. Cities Facing Financial Distress

Peppered across the western U.S. are a number of forgotten towns that are now home to little more than tumbleweeds.... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/7/19

Guide

17,712 views

13 min read

9 Best Bad-Credit Personal Loans for Debt Consolidation

Personal Loan Providers for Debt Consolidation

Being in debt can be a challenge, but having your debt spread out across multiple cards or loans, all with varying... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 1/24/19

Guide

25,074 views

15 min read

12 Best Bad Credit Installment Loans (Online, Instant Approval)

Best Online Installment Loans for Bad Credit

The internet is a remarkable creation. Whether you’re looking for installment loans, groceries, or a copy of the... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 1/14/19

Guide

21,520 views

13 min read

8 Best Credit Cards for a 500 Credit Score in [current_year]

Best Credit Cards for Credit Scores of 500 & Under

The game of golf stands out from many similar activities by having a somewhat unconventional scoring system. Rather... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 12/19/18

Blog

24,700 views

11 min read

Fairygodboss Helps Professional Women Advance Their Careers Through Job Postings and Anonymous Workplace Reviews

Fairygodboss Helps Professional Women Advance Their Careers

In a Nutshell: Women seeking more equitable employment opportunities often turn to Fairygodboss, an online platform... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 12/19/18

Study

25,441 views

55 min read

Study: Is the American Dream Still Attainable? 15 Cities Where a High Quality of Life Doesn’t Mean a High Cost of Living

15 Cities Where the American Dream is Still Attainable

We’ve all seen the click-worthy lists full of the “best places to live,” complete with the glossy photos of... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 1/4/19

Guide

43,866 views

13 min read

5 Best Long-Term Personal Loans for Bad Credit

Long-Term Personal Installment Loans for Bad Credit

Although it takes hours to cook a proper Thanksgiving meal, it often feels as though it takes at least twice as... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 12/3/18

Study

32,908 views

15 min read

Study: When Does Refinancing an Auto Loan Work Best?

Study: When Does Refinancing an Auto Loan Work Best?

Ah, the smell of a new car. That alluring, straight-from-the-factory fragrance of polyurethane and freshly laid... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 1/10/19

Guide

33,670 views

13 min read

[current_year] Guide: How to Clean Up Bad Credit

How to Quickly Clean Up Bad Credit

Although you can often get away with throwing “dry clean only” clothing into the washing machine, using the wrong... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 11/16/18

Guide

45,885 views

9 min read

7 Department Store Cards for Bad Credit ([current_year])

7 Department Store Cards for Bad Credit

Department stores sure are pretty. The bright lights, glossy counters, and whimsical window displays have a way of... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 1/22/19

Guide

39,039 views

19 min read

20 Best Prepaid Debit Cards in [current_year]

20 Best Prepaid Debit Cards

Although it’s now easier than ever to open a new bank account — online banking means you can even do it in your... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/18/19

Guide

58,615 views

13 min read

3 Best Low-Interest Auto Loans for Bad Credit in [current_year]

Best Low-Interest Auto Loans for Bad Credit

Although most people these days know that bad credit can make it hard to get a loan, a low credit score can have... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 10/19/18

Blog

58,912 views

11 min read

How Johnny Jet’s Insider Travel Tips, Deals & Resources Help Consumers Maximize Savings While Enjoying the Journey

Johnny Jet’s Tips & Resources Help Consumers Travel Smarter

In a Nutshell: Planning your travel destination based on the cheapest seats you can find just to save money often... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 10/17/18

Guide

46,774 views

13 min read

7 Facts About Writing a Debt Validation Letter

7 Facts About Writing a Debt Validation Letter

In today’s mobile, tech-happy society, just about everything has gone digital, from bills and banking to movie... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 10/2/18

Guide

66,168 views

9 min read

How Can I Borrow Money with Bad Credit?

How Can I Borrow Money with Bad Credit?

“Out of sight, out of mind” is a common phrase to describe the amazing ability most of us have to completely forget... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 9/20/18

Guide

36,517 views

9 min read

[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 • 11/15/18

Guide

50,105 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

86,992 views

9 min read

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

72,012 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

45,848 views

7 min read

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 • 3/15/19