Meet our Credit Card Experts

CardRatings prides itself on its depth and breadth of expertise in the credit card industry. Our experts work as a team to review and rate hundreds of credit card offers, to ferret out the latest and greatest credit card features, to present timely credit management tips and to serve as top-tier resources for journalists and members of the media.

Meet the CardRatings team:

Curtis Arnold Curtis Arnold is the founder of CardRatings.com. As a nationally recognized consumer educator and advocate, he 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 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). Arnold is co-chair of the Arkansas chapter of the Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy, a national non-profit organization that seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of young adults.
Brooklyn Lowery, site editor of CardRatings.com Brooklyn Lowery is the Site Editor for CardRatings.com. She has more than a decade of experience writing, producing and editing content for a variety of online and print outlets. Her work has covered the gamut from government and personal finance to local news to human interest articles and more. In the course of her career, Brooklyn has produced and hosted podcasts and videocasts in addition to countless pieces of written work; she has a passion for using written and visual media to share news and information with diverse audiences. She came to CardRatings in 2016 with a desire to help everyday consumers and small business owners put credit cards to work as part of a healthy and rewarding financial strategy.
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