Sr. Content Writer

Mark Cappel

Mark Cappel has edited magazines, web sites, and books for IBM, IDG, and Prentice Hall for the last 25 years. He earned a degree in law in 2006, and puts his law school lessons and editing experience to work every day in creating content for Bills.com that is accurate legally, yet easy to understand. When he's not in front of a computer, Mark is an amateur actor, a swordsman, and a Gate Dept. volunteer at Burning Man.

March 4, 2015

Student Loan Forbearance & Deferment | Learn the two main options you have to suspend student loan payments. Also, learn your options to cut payments....


November 13, 2014

FICO scores will soon start ignoring medical collection accounts, resulting in as much as a 25-point score increase if your credit report has medical....


November 13, 2014

Some robocalls you receive are perfectly legal. Many are not. Learn 4 ways to stop robocallers.

July 8, 2014

Coin Card is a new device planned for release in the summer of 2014 that replaces up to 8 of your credit, debit, and rewards cards. It's tethered to y...


July 7, 2014

Ripple is a distributed currency exchange. But it's much more than an exchange. It can handle mixed-currency transactions at high speed and low cost. ...

July 7, 2014

You might have too much or too little home insurance. Follow these three steps to learn how much home insurance you need. Step 1: Look at your home's ...

June 29, 2014

QuickyCoin.com is a Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Peercoin exchange, e-wallet, and merchant payment processor based in Hong Kong. It is owned by a privately ...

June 20, 2014

Medical debt can harm your credit score, but only if the debt is so delinquent it lands in the hands of a collection agent. Take steps to avoid collec...

June 19, 2014

The Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA) gives consumers the right to study a credit repair contract for 3 days and cancel it. CROA also requires cr...

June 5, 2014

Debt collector threats can be very stressful. Learn what to do if a collector threatens you with arrest, wage garnishment, visiting you at work, or ta...

May 30, 2014

Protect yourself from interest rate reduction scams. Robo-callers still pester people to trick people into giving them sensitive information, then tak...

May 19, 2014

The IRS released its first rules on Bitcoins. If you use Bitcoins, whether to buy goods, accept them as a seller, or mine them, the tax implications a...

May 16, 2014

Midland Credit Management collection agency calling you? Take these 3 steps if Midland Credit Management calls you to collect a debt. First...

May 16, 2014

Collection agency scams are common, unfortunately. Learn four ways to detect a scam artist, and eight steps to take to handle a scam artist. Scammers ...

May 1, 2014

A bank may be able to call a mortgage when a spouse dies. your spouse who has a mortgage dies, you may be able to keep making payments and remain in.....