Gerri Detweiler

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Gerri Detweiler focuses on helping people understand their credit and debt, and writes about those issues, as well as financial legislation, budgeting, debt recovery and savings strategies. She is also the co-author of Debt Collection Answers: How to Use Debt Collection Laws to Protect Your Rights, and Reduce Stress: Real-Life Solutions for Solving Your Credit Crisis as well as host of

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Tips for Improving Your Credit: The Types of Accounts in Your Credit Report
There are five main factors that make up your credit score: the a... read more

September 13, 2023

Credit Reports

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Statute of Limitations on Debt Collection by State
Do you have bill collectors contacting you about unpaid debt? If ... read more

May 9, 2023

Managing Debt

What You Need to Know about Debt Collection Scams
Educating yourself about debt collection scams is one of the best... read more

February 21, 2023

Managing Debt

7 Things to Know when Opening a Bank Account
In a world that’s moving increasingly paperless, you might ... read more

May 18, 2022

Personal Finance

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What Happens if I File My Taxes Wrong?
Many people make mistakes on their tax returns each year. Some fo... read more

March 21, 2022


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How Is Credit Limit Determined?
[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no l... read more

January 18, 2022

Credit Cards