Gerri Detweiler

Gerri Detweiler


Gerri Detweiler is a credit and small business expert with more than two decades of experience writing about credit, small business, and finance. In addition to The Balance her stories have appeared on Yahoo!,, Business Insider, and numerous other sites. She has been interviewed in more than 3,500 news stories, and answered over 10,000 credit questions online. Gerri is education director for Nav, which matches business owners to their best financing options and provides simple tools to build strong business credit.

Gerri has been writing for The Balance since 2019. She covers consumer credit topics.


In addition to her work for The Balance, Gerri writes for the Nav blog,, and numerous small-business publications such as, Landscape Business, and Home Business magazine. Her articles have been widely syndicated on websites including MSN and Forbes. She is the author or co-author of five books, including "Finance Your Own Business: Get on the Financing Fast Track."

Gerri is frequently a guest on podcasts and is often interviewed by the news media for stories on credit, entrepreneurship, and financial topics. She has advocated for laws supporting transparency in financing and testified before Congress on consumer credit legislation.


Gerri holds a bachelor’s degree in international business/political affairs from Taylor University. She earned her master’s degree in adult education/psychology from Vermont College at Norwich University.

About The Balance and Dotdash

The Balance makes personal finance easy to understand. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on managing your money. Whether you’re looking to invest, buy a home, save for retirement, or achieve another financial goal, The Balance will answer your questions with straightforward personal financial advice.

The Balance is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the internet, according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.