A good starter card for those who are new to credit, the Citi Secured Mastercard…
Credit card strategy, rewards programs, point valuation, credit scores
- Editor for CreditCards.com and Bankrate
- Features in Mic.com, LifeHacker, People.com and more
Nouri Zarrugh is a writer and editor for CreditCards.com and Bankrate, focusing on product news, guides and reviews. His areas of expertise include credit card strategy, rewards programs, point valuation and credit scores, and his stories on building credit have been cited by Mic.com, LifeHacker, People.com and more. Through his thorough card reviews and product comparisons, Nouri strives to demystify personal finance topics and credit card terms and conditions to help readers save money and protect their credit score.
Before joining CreditCards.com in 2019, Nouri worked as a writer and editor in digital marketing and health care technology. Also a fiction writer, Nouri won the Keene Prize for Literature, one of the world’s largest student literary prizes.
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- B.A. in Comparative Religion from the University of Texas at Austin
- M.F.A in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, where he won the Keene Prize for Literature