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Curtis Arnold's Contribution on CardRatings.com

Curtis Arnold

Curtis Arnold

Contributor

Curtis Arnold, a nationally recognized consumer educator and advocate, has been educating consumers about credit cards since 1998. Curtis is the Founder of CardRatings.com and the author of "How You Can Profit from Credit Cards: Using Credit to Improve Your Financial Life and Bottom Line" (FT Press, 2008). He is also the co-author of the Complete Idiot's Guide to Person-to-Person Lending (Alpha Books/Pengiun Group USA, April 2009). He has been regularly interviewed by national media outlets for many years.

Recent Contributions by Curtis Arnold

Best credit cards for holiday shopping

According to researchers at the National Retail Federation, American shoppers typically spend more than $500 each on gifts during the holiday season. Count all holiday items, like decorations, festive clothing, and party snacks, and that number rises well above $700. Add up everyone in your household with their own shopping

Best credit cards for luxury perks

In "The Millionaire Next Door," authors Thomas Stanley and William Danko reveal how America's wealthiest individuals don't always look like millionaires. Nor do they necessarily spend very much of the money in their bank accounts. Banks use luxury credit card perks to add value for customers with big balances, so

Editor's Choice Awards 2013: The year's best credit cards

Competition has crept back into the credit card marketplace, with major brands squaring off against upstarts from unusual places. This year, banks and payment platforms worked even harder to give consumers reasons to remain loyal to their brands.