Brady Porche

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Brady Porche

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.

Brady Porche's stories at CreditCards.com

Tax refund delayed? It’s best to wait -- Many taxpayers will receive their refunds later than usual this year. How can you fill the void? And should you? ... (See Refund)

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)

In-car payments: A wallet that's truly mobile -- Mobile wallets are coming to car dashboards. Is shopping while driving worth the risk? ... (See In-car payments)

Fed: Card balances up $2.4 billion in December -- Credit card balances rolled on toward $1 trillion in December, according to a report by the Federal Reserve ... (See Debt)

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)

Who can furnish payment info to credit bureaus? -- Behind on repaying a loan from a friend or family member? They can’t report you to a credit bureau. ... (See Furnish)

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)

Americans' credit card debt hits $1 trillion -- Our national credit card balance is hitting $1 trillion this month - the highest level since the Great Recession ... (See $1 trillion)

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)

Mobile wallet providers roll out rewards -- Incentives offered to get more consumers to pay by phone ... (See Mobile)

5 money-saving mobile remittance apps -- New smartphone apps can be used to quickly send money abroad at a lower cost than traditional methods ... (See Apps )

Fed: Card balances up $2.3 billion in October -- Credit card balances continued to inch toward $1 trillion in October, according to the Federal Reserve's G.19 consumer credit report ... (See Debt )

Poll: Sharing credit cards common, but can bring problems -- Sharing a credit card account strengthens bonds, but encourages snooping ... (See Poll)

Fed: Card balances up $4.2 billion in September -- Credit card balances continued to push toward the $1 trillion mark in September, according to the federal government ... (See Fed)

Blockchain could spur credit card rewards revolution -- Blockchain technology, which powers the bitcoin, could change the way we use credit card rewards ... (See Rewards)

No-annual-fee cards with the best perks, rewards -- Infrequent travelers, homebodies can get cards with good payouts ... (See No annual fee)

Fed: Card balances grew $5.6 billion in August -- Credit card balances continued to surge toward pre-recession levels in August ... (See Credit)

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)

ACH network unveils same-day bill pay -- Running late on a bill? Same Day ACH enables credit card users to make same-day payments to issuers through their online banking systems ... (See Same day)

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)

Fed: July card balances rise 3.4 percent -- Consumer card debt continues its steady climb upward ... (See Debt)

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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Updated: 02-24-2017



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