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Curtis Arnold's Contribution on CardRatings.com

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Curtis Arnold

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 0% APR credit cards

If you're thinking of making a major purchase, and are deciding how to pay for it, don't forget to consider the best 0% APR credit cards. Pick the right card, and you can spread out your payments over time without paying interest or fees, and it can actually be cheaper

Best Credit Cards for Expecting Mothers & New Moms

Congratulations on your pregnancy! The last thing you want to worry about now is money, but that's as inevitable as the confusion you will face trying to decipher the difference between an UPPABaby Vista stroller and a Peg Perego. All new parents want to give their new baby everything he or she

Best credit cards for high credit scores

With your excellent credit, you've the cream of the crop to credit card issuers.  The cards below reflect the best offers available to those with excellent credit. Don't have excellent credit? Read this first! CardRatings.com recommends that you do not apply for credit cards that require excellent credit if you don't

Best credit cards for mom

Breakfast in bed. Hand-painted, completely glitter-fied works of adorable art. A lovely bouquet of roses. All perfect for Mother's Day. This year, however, we decided to skip the Whitman's Sampler and head right over to something more advantageous. We've decided you should reward yourself after all that scrimping, saving, earning and splurging

Best credit cards for newlyweds

Have you just burned through $31,213? That, according to The Knot, was the cost of an average American wedding, excluding honeymoon, in 2014. Just to make you feel better, the average spend on a wedding in Manhattan was $76,328. If you hosted your wedding in Manhattan, there's very little that's

Best credit cards for travel rewards

Who doesn’t love to see new parts of the world? Whether you’re climbing a mountain, touring ancient ruins, or just sitting on a beach, traveling is one of the most enjoyable activities and provides a welcome break from our busy, everyday lives. Travel rewards credit cards can help you earn

Best small business credit cards of 2016

You've probably seen them when you've lined up at the office supply store or at the airport. They're credit cards that look a little bit like those you're already carrying in your wallet, but with a little extra sparkle. If you're not already using a small business credit card to

Editor's Pick for Best Credit Cards of 2015

Choosing the best credit card to suit your lifestyle and spending habits can equate to significant savings and benefits. On the other hand, select the wrong card and you just might find yourself with skimpy rewards, high rates and fees or — possibly the saddest of all—points that go unused.

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