Author: Ryan Greeley

Ryan Greeley is the Editor-In-Chief of BetterCreditBlog.org, where he oversees publishing and content creation. In addition, Ryan has written about credit extensively over the past 10 years for publications such as Lifehacker, BuzzFeed, and The Huffington Post.

National Debt Relief Review

Many of my readers have asked me about debt settlement companies and if there are any I would recommend. While I’ve touched on the subject in previous posts, I’ve never properly reviewed a reputable debt settlement company such as National Debt Relief. How National Debt Relief Works Debt …

4 Ways to Rent with Bad Credit

When it comes to housing, having bad credit can be an issue. Not only does having bad credit make it more difficult to get a mortgage to buy a house, it can also cause problems when it comes to renting. While it can be more difficult to rent …

Can You Get a Mortgage with Bad Credit?

Many people with bad credit don’t even bother applying for a mortgage because they assume that they’ll instantly be denied. The truth is, there are options when it comes to getting a mortgage with bad credit. How to Get a Mortgage with Bad Credit While there are several …

How Long Hard Inquiries Stay on Your Credit

Hard inquiries stay on your credit for 2 years. However, that doesn’t mean a hard inquiry negatively affects your credit for 2 years. Rather, a hard inquiry will only affect your credit for up to 12 months. Even then, hard inquiries only hurt your credit if you have …

10 Credit Hacks to Improve Your FICO Score

Most of you who have been reading this blog for awhile know that I prescribe a very detailed and specific method for improving your credit score quickly. It basically boils down to removing negative items from your credit report and rebuilding your credit with a secured credit card. …

Do This Before Paying an Old Debt Collection

You’ve just received a letter from a debt collector demanding that you pay a debt that’s years old. Perhaps you don’t even remember the debt. What’s the best way to handle this situation? Why am I being contacted about an old debt? First let me explain why a …