Joe Cortez

Joe Cortez

Personal Finance Writer

Expertise

Credit cards, mortgages, banking products

Highlights

Cortez’s work has been featured by USA Today, NextAdvisor, The Points Guy, Business Insider and FlyerTalk.

Experience

Joe Cortez is a personal finance journalist with a decade of experience as a financial journalist and over a decade of experience in the financial industry as a whole.

Cortez brings an insider knowledge of how airline miles, travel points and cash back work together to drive rewards for cardholders. He is a member of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, the Society for Professional Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Radio-Television-Digital News Association. Prior to his work in financial journalism, Cortez worked in television news where he won two APTRA awards for the best overall newscast and breaking news coverage.

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Education & Honors

  • The College of Wooster

Professional Groups

  • U.S. Travel Insurance Association
  • Society for Professional Journalists
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  • Radio-Television-Digital News Association

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