Brady Porche is a staff reporter at CreditCards.com. A career trade journalist, he has covered a variety of industries, including water and wastewater, petrochemical and refining, travel and leisure and professional sports. He also wrote and edited a series of business books and company histories as editor of a custom publishing firm.
A native of Louisiana, Porche received a bachelor of arts degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Credit bureaus tighten reporting rules – Who wins, who loses? -- Consumers with unpaid taxes, doctor bills and judgments will soon be free from credit score damage ... (See Credit reports)
Zero to 750: What’s the fastest route to a high credit score? -- It takes time to get an excellent credit score, but a few methods can speed things up ... (See 750)
CFPB reports credit reporting industry doing better -- The CFPB has made strides to protect consumers from credit report mix-ups, but it may not live to finish the job ... (See CFPB)
Can paying off your mortgage hurt your credit score? -- Paying off your mortgage shouldn't hurt your credit score, but results may vary based on other credit factors ... (See Mortgage)
Poll: Cardholders love rewards but many don’t shop around -- Cardholders love rewards, but many of them don't shop around for new card offers, according to a new CreditCards.com poll ... (See Poll)
How does a balance transfer affect your credit score? -- A balance transfer is a great way to eliminate short-term debt, but it can have an impact on your credit score ... (See Score)
2017 Balance Transfer Survey: Act now before 0% deals dry up -- Balance transfer offers have held steady over the past two years, but issuers may get less generous as interest rates rise ... (See Survey)
FICO’s Scott Zoldi: Card-not-present fraud a growing threat -- FICO analytics chief Scott Zoldi discusses the state of fraud protection amid the EMV shift and the use of trended data ... (See Fraud)
Poll: Americans more optimistic about getting out of debt -- Americans are gaining confidence about becoming debt-free during their lifetimes, according to a new CreditCards.com national poll ... (See Debt-free)
4 types of financial helpers: which is best for you? -- Financial helpers can assist with almost any money situation. It's important to know who to call when you're in need ... (See Finances)
Debt-free seniors may find themselves unscorable -- Congratulations! You've paid off your mortgage and all other debt. But you may have lost something else in the process: your credit score ... (See Unscorable seniors)
Poll: Sharing credit cards common, but can bring problems -- Sharing a credit card account strengthens bonds, but encourages snooping ... (See Poll)
Blockchain could spur credit card rewards revolution -- Blockchain technology, which powers the bitcoin, could change the way we use credit card rewards ... (See Rewards)
Credit card delinquencies rise but remain near historic lows -- Cardholders have learned their lesson and pay down card debts, says the American Bankers Association ... (See Debt)
Take a businesslike approach to improving your credit -- Want to boost your credit score and increase your borrowing power? Ask a small business owner for financial advice ... (See Credit)
Paid a charged-off debt; now what? -- It’s not enough to just pay a charge-off and forget about it. There are some cases in which the information about the paid charge-off doesn’t get to the credit reporting agencies. ... (See Debt)
Wells Fargo's huge fine: inside the numbers -- Wells Fargo will pay $185 million for secretly opening unauthorized accounts for its customers, and that's not the only big number connected to the case ... (See Wells Fargo)
Historic newspaper archive reveals earliest mentions of credit cards -- Consumer credit in the U.S. has its roots in the late 19th century, and the earliest printed mentions of credit shows we confronted today's challenges then ... (See Credit in U.S. history)
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