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
- 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)
- MarketPlace (national public radio)
- CNN Headline News
- USA Today
- CNBC TV
- Smart Money Magazine
- MSNBC TV
- The Associated Press
- MSN Money
- Money Magazine
- 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.