Jeff Herman

Jeff Herman

Jeff Herman is a managing editor at CreditCards.com. He has worked for news websites and newspapers in St. Louis, Tampa, Florida, and Indianapolis and at the New York Times Editing Center in Gainesville, Florida. Outside work, enjoys exploring Austin with his bow-tied Australian cattle dog Bobo.

Jeff Herman's stories on CreditCards.com

Study: Credit cards carry more types of bacteria than coins, cash -- There's a good chance your credit card carries nasty bugs that can cause infections and food poisoning, but it's not likely to make you sick ... (See Credit card germ study )

Coin laundry machines accept credit cards and mobile payments -- Washing machines and dryers at coin laundries increasingly accept credit cards and mobile payments. The reason for the change? It's all about convenience. Paying with plastic means there's no reason to save a bucket of quarters. ... (See Coin laundries)

2018 tax-free weekends for back-to-school shopping -- Sales tax holidays and rewards cards cut costs on clothes, shoes, computers ... (See Tax-free holidays)

Amazon Prime Day: How cards can save you even more -- Whichever cash back or rewards card you use during Amazon Prime Day 2018, you're earning cash back or miles during this peak 36 hours of online shopping. ... (See Amazon Prime Day card tips)

United Explorer card launches with airport gate giveaways -- The United Explorer card rolled out with new rewards -- and at-gate prize giveaways for passengers on three flights at the airline's hub airports. ... (See United Explorer card)

Capital One plans free business credit reports -- Capital One's new Business CreditWise aims to make business credit easy to understand and business credit reports free for small-business owners. In beta now, the official rollout is tentatively set for summer 2018. ... (See Capital One Business CreditWise)

Charity Charge nonprofit beneficiaries -- Charity Charge cardholders donate their 1 percent cash back rewards to nonprofits and causes that they select. Beneficiaries are working in local communities and all over the world. ... (See Charity Charge)

Guide to rising credit card interest rates -- This guide includes articles and resources that will help you deal with rising interest rates and smarten up your spending. ... (See Rates)

Infographic: Contactless cards set to hit US -- Next generation of chip cards may speed adoption of tap-and-go payments ... (See Contactless)

Infographic: Online banking still tops, but mobile surges -- Nearly 60 percent of Americans used mobile banking at least once per month ... (See Online banking)

Half of college students aren’t checking their credit reports -- Many Americans 18-24 are wielding credit cards responsibly, but there’s a need for more credit education, a new Equifax study and money experts say. ... (See Students not checking credit reports)

Infographic: Security tops all factors in choosing a card -- Security from identity theft leads factors in choosing a card, with rewards being a closed second ... (See Security)

Infographic: Gen Z leads in use of mobile payments -- Americans ages 18 to 24 are twice as likely to make a mobile payment, a GfK study finds ... (See Gen Z mobile payments)

EMV chip card rollout in US to peak in 2016 -- While the number of EMV chip cards shipped in the U.S. surged in 2015, that flow hasn't turned to a trickle. Far from it ... (See Chip card rollout)

Survey: Slower EMV chip card transactions irk shoppers -- Nearly one in five respondents said using the more secure cards takes too long, and frustration is likely to grow during the holiday shopping season. ... (See Slow chip cards)

Billing disputes lead list of credit complaints -- Billing disputes lead list of credit complaints in latest monthly survey from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ... (See Billing disputes)

Survey: Old mag stripe cards more secure than mobile pay -- Most people think the new chip cards are safer to use than mag stripe ones, but many say the old mag stripe card poses less risk than new mobile payment options. ... (See Mobile payment security)

Survey: Many fail at online security basics -- Simple steps, such as closing a Web browser when one is finished using an online account, can reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft, the survey by Experian's ProtectMyID found ... (See Online security survey )

Poll finds craziest places people do online shopping -- North Americans are shopping online while on the job, in bed, at restaurants, in the shower, at weddings and at funerals, MasterCard's Psyche of Shopping survey found ... (See Crazy places we shop online)

New subprime accounts power credit card growth -- New subprime accounts, driven by millennials, power growth ... (See New credit accounts)

Credit card debt statistics -- Our team has compiled statistics on total U.S. credit card debt over the years, average credit card debt per cardholder and much more ... (See Credit card debt)




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Updated: 10-19-2018