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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 balance transfer credit cards of 2015

When considering balance transfer credit card offers, consumers need to match their needs to available features. While some cardholders might be drawn to a long, low introductory APR, others might be thinking of ways to get perks out of a card once his or her balance is paid off. Ready

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Best small business credit cards of 2015

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Editor's Choice Awards 2014: The year's best credit cards

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