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

(147) Total Posts to Date

Guide

88,369 views

29 min read

2020 Credit Repair Reviews (with BBB Ratings)

2020 Credit Repair Reviews (with BBB Ratings)

One of the few fundamental truths of life is that no system, no matter how outwardly perfect, is entirely... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/13/20

Guide

100,000+ views

29 min read

Payday Loans Online? Try These 12 Alternatives Instead

Alternatives to Online Payday Loans

No matter how much money you make, the core principle of healthy personal finances is the same: Spend less than you... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/12/20

Guide

83,567 views

23 min read

2 Simple Steps to Open a Bank Account Online with No Deposit & Bad Credit

Opening an Online Bank Account with No Deposit

Although you can get through life without ever opening a bank account, having one is inarguably more convenient and... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 5/9/19

Guide

71,396 views

21 min read

3 Ways to Make a Cash Request Online

3 Ways to Make a Cash Request Online

No matter how much money you make, one of the best things you can do for your financial peace of mind is to keep a... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/9/20

Guide

100,000+ views

21 min read

8 Best Online Auto Loans for Bad Credit in 2020

Online Auto Loans for Bad Credit

If you think about it just a little, the internet is a thoroughly amazing creation that has completely transformed... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/4/20

Guide

100,000+ views

47 min read

11 Fast Ways — How to Build Credit Without a Credit Card

11 Ways to Build Credit Without a Credit Card

Although many of the people who wish to learn how to build credit without a credit card are seeking to avoid credit... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/3/20

Guide

65,832 views

23 min read

15 Best Credit Cards for a 600 Credit Score (600-650 Scores)

Best Credit Cards for 600 to 650 Credit Scores

When growing your hair from short to long, there’s often a transitional stage in the middle when it’s long enough... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/25/20

Guide

100,000+ views

27 min read

16 Best Bad-Credit Loans By Amount: $500, $1,000, $2,000, $5,000 or $10,000

Top Bad Credit Loans By Dollar Amount

For the average good-credit borrower, finding a personal loan for a few thousand dollars is often just a matter of... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/20/20

Guide

74,830 views

35 min read

9 Best Bad-Credit Mortgage Lenders in 2020

Mortgage Lenders for Bad Credit Home Loans

One of the many negatives of having bad credit is that it frequently makes things much harder than they would be... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/19/20

Guide

100,000+ views

17 min read

8 Providers of Bad-Credit Auto Financing in 2020

Getting Auto Financing with Bad Credit

Although having bad credit doesn’t necessarily mean you’re on the lower end of the income spectrum, consumers with... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/17/20

Guide

100,000+ views

23 min read

15 Online Loans (No Credit Check, Instant Approval & Alternatives)

Online Alternatives to No Credit Check Loans

Some sayings are universally considered to be bad; for example, nothing good has ever really come after the... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/6/20

Guide

97,032 views

23 min read

15 Best Store Credit Cards for Bad Credit in 2020

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 • 2/17/20

Guide

100,000+ views

15 min read

9 Best Bad-Credit Personal Loans (Online Applications)

Best Online Personal Loans for Bad Credit

When you search for personal loans online, your search query is turned into a string of signals that can... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/20/20

Guide

100,000+ 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

Learning how to build credit with a credit card may seem daunting if you’re establishing credit for the first time,... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/2/20

Guide

100,000+ views

29 min read

2020 Guide: Using Loans to Pay Off Debt (with Bad Credit)

2020 Guide: Using Loans to Pay Off Debt

Is it wise to use loans to pay off debt? The phrase, “To rob Peter to pay Paul,” is a common way of describing a... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 1/31/20

Guide

100,000+ 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 • 1/29/20

Study

100,000+ 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

87,373 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 • 1/29/20

Guide

100,000+ 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 • 1/28/20

Guide

100,000+ views

13 min read

8 Best Credit Cards for a 500 Credit Score in 2020

Best Credit Cards for Credit Scores of 500 & Under

With all the options on the market today, finding credit cards for a 500 credit score is not impossible, although... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 1/1/20

Blog

100,000+ 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

100,000+ 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

100,000+ 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 • 12/30/19

Study

80,388 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

100,000+ views

13 min read

2020 Guide: How to Clean Up Bad Credit

How to Quickly Clean Up Bad Credit

If you’ve had a few diversions along the road to financial wellness and you’re looking for information on how to... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 12/20/19