How do car shoppers give themselves the best possible chance to get approved for an auto loan? They have to go in with the best possible credit score they can.
About Gerri Detweiler:
Helping consumers find reliable answers to their credit questions has been the theme of Gerri Detweiler’s work for the past 20 years. As a consumer advocate, Gerri has been interviewed for more than 3,000 news interviews including The Today Show, Dateline NBC, The New York Times, USA Today and Reader’s Digest. She is also an international speaker and has testified before Congress on consumer credit topics.
As an educator, Gerri has spoken to audiences across the country, and is the author of three books including The Ultimate Credit Handbook (Plume, 1993, revised 2003), which was featured in Money magazine as one of the five best new personal finance books of the year when released. She has co-authored two more books: Invest In Yourself: Six Secrets to a Rich Life (Wiley, October 1998), which was recommended in USA Today and Kiplinger’s magazine; and Slash Your Debt: Save Money & Secure Your Future (Financial Literacy Center, 1999).
For nearly three years, she hosted an Internet financial radio show, and several hundred of her interviews are still available online for consumers to listen to online.
As Credit.com Credit Advisor, Gerri contributes content and answers consumer’s credit questions on Credit.com and Creditbloggers.com. She is also available to comment on stories related to credit cards, debt, credit recovery and spending topics.
Gerri holds a B.A. in International Business/Political Affairs from Taylor University, and an M.A. in Adult Education/Psychology from Vermont College.
About Harriet Johnson Brackey:
Harriet Johnson Brackey, the personal finance columnist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, has been an award-winning business reporter for more than two and a half decades. Brackey has worked at Business Week magazine and at USA TODAY, where she was a founder and part of the original staff of the Money section at the country’s first national newspaper.
After nearly 11 years there – spent covering the 1980s bull market, the insider trading scandals, the 1987 crash – Brackey left Washington, D.C., and came to The Miami Herald. She spent the next decade writing a column about personal finance that chronicled the stock market’s Internet boom and bust, as well as the popular Money Makeover features.
Brackey also appears regularly as a commentator on The Nightly Business Report, which is broadcast nationally on more than 250 PBS television stations. She joined the Sun-Sentinel in August 2005.
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