Our Passion

Since 2007, Crediful.com (formerly known as AAACreditGuide.com) has been the authority site for all things personal finance. We love to help people with their decisions when it comes to improving credit, debt settlement, mortgage, auto, personal, and student loans, credit cards, investments, and much more.

We offer objective advice on financial matters so you can make smart, informed decisions and reach your most important goals in life. Best of all, the content on this site has been, and always will be, 100% free.

If you’re ready to get inspired to take control of your finances, you’ve come to the right place! Maybe you want to learn how to improve your credit scores, find the right mortgage, or figure out how to prepare for retirement.

We’re passionate about helping you achieve your financial goals, no matter what they are. We hope that if you find this site helpful you’ll tell others about us so we can help them too!

Who We Are

We are consumers just like you. That’s why we want to provide quality information and advice about dealing with loans, saving, credit cards, credit reports, and everything else in the world of personal finance. We have families that we love and want the best for – just like you.

We won’t recommend any service or website that we don’t already know. In fact, we’ve used many of them ourselves! And those we don’t have personal experience with have undergone thorough research and analysis to make sure we’re making the most helpful recommendations to our readers.

We will help you without the hidden games, misleading pop-ups, or “come-ons” that other websites offer. Just simple, straightforward help solving the problems around credit and personal finance. We believe that just about anyone can start taking control of their finances to achieve their biggest priorities in life.

Another perk? We update our information constantly, so you don’t have to worry about out-of-date content slowing down your decision process. See something that fell through the cracks and needs updating? Let us know!

Quality content is our number one priority. We truly value the community we’ve built here and through our social media channels and appreciate any and all comments.

We’re also proud to have been included in national media outlets such as Market Watch, NBC, CBS, Fox News, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, The Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, and many more. Crediful’s commitment to independent recommendations and advice helps individuals across the United States each and every day.

Our Team

Allison Martin

Allison Martin

Finance Editor

Allison Martin is a syndicated financial writer, author, and Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI). She has written about personal finance for almost ten years and holds a master's degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida.

Angela Pearse

Angela Pearse

Finance Editor

Angela is a blogger for Zumper who frequently combines travel with freelance writing. She's passionate about Art Deco hotels, historical novels, Netflix, hiking and healthy living.

Anne Bouleanu

Anne Bouleanu

Finance Editor

Anne Bouleanu is a freelance journalist based in Chicago. She has worked with outlets including the BBC, Bloomberg, and Al Jazeera, among others.

Ariana Arghandewal

Ariana Arghandewal

Finance Editor

Ariana Arghandewal is a travel hacker and travel rewards expert who earns over 1.5 million miles every year. Since 2012 she has covered rewards travel and credit cards for various publications, including her blog, PointChaser.com.

Bob Haegele

Bob Haegele

Finance Editor

Bob Haegele is a freelance writer and personal finance blogger at The Frugal Fellow. After knocking out his student loans and the rest of his debt, he decided to ditch the 9-5 and work on his own time. Now, he's helping readers do the same.

Catherine Alford

Catherine Alford

Finance Editor

Catherine Alford is the go to personal finance expert for educated, aspirational moms who want to recapture their life passions, earn more, reach their goals, and take on a more active financial role in their families.

Corie Colliton

Corie Colliton

Finance Editor

Dawn Allcot

Dawn Allcot

Finance Editor

Dawn Allot is a full-time freelance writer and content marketing expert specializing in personal finance, real estate, and technology. In addition to her work at Crediful, Dawn regularly writes for LoopNet, Solvable, and The Balance.

Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson

Finance Editor

Holly Johnson is a credit card expert, award-winning writer, and mother of two who is obsessed with frugality, budgeting, and travel.

Jamie Cattanach

Jamie Cattanach

Finance Editor

Jamie Cattanach is a freelance writer whose work has been featured at Fodor's, Yahoo, SELF, The Motley Fool, Roads & Kingdoms, and other outlets.

Jamie Johnson

Jamie Johnson

Finance Editor

Jamie Johnson is a freelance writer who has been featured in publications like InvestorPlace and GOBankingRates. She writes about a variety of personal finance topics including student loans, credit cards, investing, building credit, and more.

Laura Harris

Laura Harris

Finance Editor

Laura Harris is a writer, financial coach, and author of "The Stay-at-Home Mom Blueprint." Her passion for equipping families with financial tools and knowledge stems from her own debt-free journey with her husband in 2012. To learn more about Laura's current family-centered writing projects, visit her blog below.

Lauren Ward

Lauren Ward

Finance Editor

Lauren is a Crediful writer whose aim is to give readers the financial tools they need to reach their own goals in life. She has written on personal finance issues for over six years and holds a Bachelor's degree in Japanese from Georgetown University.

Lauren Wellbank

Lauren Wellbank

Finance Editor

Lauren Wellbank is a writer and former mortgage professional from the suburbs of Philadelphia. You can find more of her work at her website below.

Miranda Marquit

Miranda Marquit

Finance Editor

Miranda has been covering personal finance topics for more than 10 years as a freelance writer and journalist. She has contributed to Forbes, NPR, Marketwatch, Yahoo! Finance, U.S. News and World Report, and many other media outlets. Miranda has a M.A. in Journalism and is currently working on an MBA. She lives in Idaho with her son, where she enjoys reading, travel, and the outdoors.

Paige Cerulli

Paige Cerulli

Finance Editor

Paige Cerulli is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in publications like Business Insider and Bing. She lives in Massachusetts and enjoys playing the flute and horseback riding in her free time.

Sarah Sharkey

Sarah Sharkey

Finance Editor

Sarah Sharkey is a personal finance writer who enjoys helping people make better financial decisions. Sarah enjoys traveling, hiking and reading when she is not writing.

Where Do You Start?

Regardless of whether you’re just starting your personal finance journey or are setting new goals for yourself, we have countless resources to help guide you through the process. Check out some of our most popular topics:

Also, check out our blog throughout the week for timely, relevant information on today’s most important personal finance topics.

Each and every day we will be watching, reporting, supporting, and providing the most beneficial resources for ordinary, everyday consumers like you to use. Blog posts are jam-packed with helpful tips you can actually start implementing today.

Our History

At Crediful.com, we’re rooted in the philosophy that strong personal financial skills begin with a healthy credit report. In fact, we started off primarily as a site that helped people improve their credit.

We still uphold those values today and encourage anyone just beginning their personal finance journey to start by obtaining your credit reports if you haven’t already done so. As the old saying goes, you can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve already been.

We still provide countless resources on how to successfully repair your own credit, including both quick fixes and long-term strategies.

Keep in Touch!

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