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Curtis E. Arnold

Executive Biography

Curtis Arnold, a nationally recognized consumer educator and advocate, has been educating consumers about credit cards since 1998. Curtis is 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 upcoming Complete Idiot's Guide to Person-to-Person Lending (Alpha Books/Penguin Group USA, April 2009), a contributor to The Ultimate Allowance (InnerWealth Publishing, 2008) and is extensively featured in 42 RulesTM for Driving Success With Books (Super Star Press, January 2009).

Curtis is regularly interviewed and quoted by respected members of the national press regarding consumer credit issues. A partial listing of sources who have interviewed Curtis include:

  • Oprah and Friends (XM Radio Show hosted by Jean Chatzky)
  • NPR (National Public Radio)
  • Dow Jones Newswire
  • CNN/Money
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • ABC News Radio
  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post
  • Bottom Line Personal Magazine
  • The Wall Street Journal This Morning (Radio Show)
  • PBS
  • MarketPlace (national public radio)
  • CNN Headline News
  • USA Today
  • CNBC TV
  • Smart Money Magazine
  • MSNBC TV
  • The Associated Press
  • MSN Money
  • Money Magazine
  • AARP
  • Reader's Digest
  • Time, Inc. Custom Publishing
  • Harper's Magazine
  • U.S. News & World Report

 

Click here for a listing of media outlets that have included quotes by Curtis.

Curtis is also quoted extensively in dozens of respected personal finance books, including Live Well on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Achieving Your Financial Freedom by Fred Brock.

Curtis is actively involved in community outreach efforts. He is the co-chair of the Arkansas Jumpstart Coalition for Financial Literacy, the executive director of the Bill and Sharon Arnold Family Foundation and also serves on the Advisory Board for "The Center for Consumer Financial Services" at Rochester Institute of Technology, which provides research related to student credit issues.

Arkansas Business, a weekly journal, selected Arnold as a "Top 40 under 40" business leader in 2005 and named him one of 25 people that will shape Arkansas over the coming decades in 2009. According to Arkansas Business, this award recognizes "intriguing business and political leaders who bear watching."

On a personal note, Curtis is happily married and has 6 kids (that's not a typo)! He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Ouachita Baptist University and is an active member of the Summit Church in North Little Rock.

Mike Killian Mike Killian is Founder of Learning Credit and Debt Management. Mike has been writing about credit and debt management issues that are of importance to consumers for over 8 years. His articles have been referenced by various members of the media, including MSNBC and The Motley Fool. Mike has also offered debt elimination seminars to businesses and community colleges for many years. Mike offers free consumer advice on the CardRatings.com Credit Forum as well as on his own site, FreeMoneyTraining.com. While at his site, you can view additional articles as well as his schedule of upcoming seminars.
Joe Taylor Jr. Joe Taylor Jr. is an internal business consultant for a Fortune 500 company, who writes about finance, culture, and design. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ithaca College. CardRatings.com is the most comprehensive source for comparing credit card offers. CardRatings.com is pleased to offer consumers free credit card ratings.
Amber Stubbs Amber Stubbs is the Managing Editor of CardRatings.com. She has been researching the credit card industry for over five years and has been interviewed by members of the national media. Amber became passionate about personal finance after overcoming difficulties with her own credit. She improved her credit score by over 100 points using self-help methods, and hopes to inspire other consumers to do the same.