Joe Taylor's Contribution on CardRatings.com
Joe Taylor Jr. has covered personal finance and business for over two decades, and has written and researched for CardRatings.com for over three years. His work has been featured on NPR, CNBC, Financial Times Television, Fox Business, and ABC News. Previously, Joe worked as a marketing and customer service training advisor for three of the country's leading consumer lenders. He recently completed a personal finance book entitled The Rogue Guide to Credit Cards; (Rogue Guide Books, 2012). When not writing about business, Joe serves as a corporate communications advisor for a Fortune 500 company.
Recent Contributions by Joe Taylor
Although we celebrate college life as a relatively safe place to survive poor decisions, a blemish on your credit history can actually cause more damage than a drunken, late night tattoo. That's because the relationship you build with banks during the first few years of your adult life directly impact the
Although credit card companies jockey for position in the wallets of business travelers, summer vacation offers banks a chance to build new relationships with mainstream consumers. According to research from the U.S. Travel Association, more than three out of four domestic trips are taken for leisure purposes. In fact, the
According to data collected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the typical American household spends close to $3,000 each year on gasoline. That's just under 4 percent of the average pretax household income. Fortunately, with the right gas rebate credit card offer, you can earn some of that back each
For decades, globetrotters tolerated paying a percentage fee for the "convenience" of exchanging currency on the fly. Even after merchants around the world embraced credit cards, American tourists and professionals alike continued to let banks charge up to 5 percent on each transaction conducted outside the U.S. After all, if
Chase Slate® is currently offering new cardmembers an introductory zero-percent APR on balance transfers and purchases for 15 months. Although you'll still need to make monthly minimum payments, this deal enables you stretch your balance with no finance charges all the way through next holiday season and into the spring.