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CardRates is regularly relied upon by leading national news outlets to provide expert commentary on various financial topics. Below are a few select appearances where you can find our resources referenced and experts weighing in on the latest industry news.
New York Times
How Do You Pack for a Yearlong Trip?
Our 52 Places Traveler has spent the past five months on the road figuring out how to answer that question. Here are her most important takeaways on...
You can now freeze your credit for free—here’s one situation when you definitely should
Freezing your credit report used to cost money — up to $60 plus fees, including the cost of later removing the freeze. But now, thanks...
Confessions Of A CTO: Three Technical Leadership Mistakes And Lessons Learned
In my career, I have made my share of mistakes. In fact, I know I've made way more mistakes than I’ve had victories. Luckily, mistakes are how we learn...
Red Flags and Red Herrings in Job Applicants' Credit Reports
Regardless of the size of your staff, a company is only as good as the people who work for it. When you're looking for new members of your team, it makes...
6 Credit Score Myths Debunked
You likely know that your credit score is the litmus test lenders use to determine whether you’ll be a responsible borrower and deserve to be approved for loans...
What NOT to buy on Labor Day weekend
When Americans aren’t busy firing up the grill for a backyard barbecue or hitting the road this Labor Day weekend, there’s a good chance they’ll be looking to...
Equifax Hack: What are credit card companies doing to help?
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) has put 143 million Americans on edge after a security breach exposed their personal information to potential hackers. And while Equifax...
Now You Can Freeze Your Credit File for Free
Data breaches and identity theft are no laughing matter. Identity fraud hit an all-time high in 2017, with 16.7 million victims in the U.S., according to Javelin...
Upgrade, the newest lending startup of Lending Club founder Renaud Laplanche, has raised $62 million in Series C funding
Upgrade, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based consumer lending venture founded by Renaud Laplanche, has raised $62 million in Series C funding...
25 Ways to Save $250 a Month That Everyone is Messing Up
When it comes to saving money, not every way is the right way. A lot of it depends on your lifestyle and the goals that you’ve established. At the same time...
24 Things You Should Always Buy on Amazon
Amazon’s really been upping their competitive pricing game lately — with free shipping with Prime membership, Prime Pantry, Deals of the Day, Lightning...
You can now freeze your credit for free—here's one situation when you definitely should
Freezing your credit report used to cost money — up to $60 plus fees, including the cost of later removing the freeze. But now, thanks to an amendment to the Fair...
24 Things You Should ALWAYS Buy on Amazon
Ashley Dull, PR & Marketing Manager of CardRates.com, tells Reader's Digest there are four scenarios in which you should always buy on Amazon, even if the prices are comparable elsewhere...
US News & World Report
What You Should Know About Instant Approval Credit Cards
If you need a new line of credit fast and have strong financial credentials, you could get approved for a new credit card in minutes – or less. But an instant...
In our continuous efforts to provide the highest-quality information and resources, we often interview nonprofit and government organizations with valuable products, free services, and important advocacy efforts to help highlight how they may be of service to our readers' financial well-being.
Securities Investor Protection Corporation
We spoke with SIPC President and CEO, Stephen P. Harbeck, about how the organization protects investors against loss of assets due to brokerage firm bankruptcy.
National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Bruce Mcclary shares the importance of being willing to have the hard debt conversations with your family or a trained professional to determine an action plan.
Josh Fryday, President of CalEITC4ME, shares how the program helps underserved families and is hailed as one of the most effective anti-poverty tools in America.
Pension Rights Center
Pension Rights Center Legal Program Director, Emily Spreiser, shares how the center fights for earned pension benefits and achieves legal and policy victories.
Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education
Rebecca Wiggins, Executive Director of the AFCPE, tells us how their professionals bring diverse perspectives to financial counseling and coaching.
Columbia Business School
We spoke to professor and researcher, Jacob D. Leshno, about his findings on the volatility within cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.
The Ohio State University
Ohio State's Itzhak Ben-David led a study that suggests the impulsivity that results from ADHD can cause financial distress in adults.
Executive Director John Jacobs shares how the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets helps students understand how organizations use FinTech to improve processes.
We spoke with the edX team about six free courses, led by the world's top professors, that can help change one's financial future.
GovTrack Founder Joshua Tauberer spoke to us about how his site provides fact-based information on the latest legislation that's free of financial influence.
We're proud to support established banking institutions and up-and-coming tech companies by sharing their storied histories and unique startup challenges, how their teams go above and beyond to help their customers, and how they're adopting the latest technologies to meet industry — and consumer — expectations.
Senior Vice President of Retirement, Ken Hevert, shares how Fidelity's tools simplify retirement preparation to help Americans reach financial independence.
We spoke with Aaron Vermut, Prosper CEO, about how his P2P marketplace offers fair interest rates for borrowers and competitive returns for investors.
Rebecca Schultz, Senior Director of Transactional Products for Ally, shares the various benefits and perks of the Ally CashBack Credit Card.
Our team covered the Capital One and ORC International survey regarding how long security lines affect travel and how the right credit card can help alleviate wait times.
We spoke with Global Media Relations and Corporate Communications representatives for H&R Block about how their experts help consumers understand complicated tax codes.
Moneyish Reporter Catey Hill sought our opinion on reformed credit laws and what consumers should know about freezing their credit reports.
We interviewed Avia Kay, Vice President of Borrower Marketing, to hear the ways LendingClub is a win-win experience for borrowers and investors alike.
The Motley Fool
The Motley Fool referenced our credit card data to compile an article 5 of the Most Exclusive Credit Cards and Their Surprising Annual Fees.
We spoke with John Hsieh, Vice President of Product at SoFi, to discuss the pros and cons of refinancing student loan debt and what's next for SoFi.
Dan Marostica, Vice President of Consumer Protections, tells us how Western Union's fraud education resources help lower consumer money transfer fraud.
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