Ted Rossman

Ted Rossman

Ted Rossman writes the "Wealth and Wants" column for CreditCards.com. He has seven years of experience in the credit card and personal finance industries as a member of the award-winning communications department at CreditCards.com and its sister sites The Points Guy and Bankrate.

Ted Rossman's stories at CreditCards.com

Americans love their cash back credit cards -- A new CreditCards.com survey reveals 43 percent of rewards card holders prefer cash back cards. ... (See Cash back rewards)

Why credit card annual fees scare me -- Many cash back cards give you free money without having to worry about a surprise annual fee added to your balance. ... (See Credit card annual fees)

Why Amazon Prime isn't worth the fee -- Our $3,000 annual Amazon spend would reap us a whopping $33 in cash back after paying the Prime fee if we have the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature card. ... (See Amazon Prime)

How to freeze your credit now that's it's free -- Starting Sept. 21, credit freezes will be free in all 50 states. Here's how to put the ice on potential fraudsters. ... (See How to do a credit freeze)

Young adults shouldn't wait too long to get started with credit -- Waiting until you're 25 to apply for your first card can slow down the path to adulthood, such as qualifying for a car loan or apartment lease. ... (See Getting started with credit)

Easy ways to save money with your credit cards -- Taking an extra minute or two to browse through your card's online shopping portal can yield even more cash back. ... (See Easy ways to save money)

Free credit freezes for all 50 states -- A credit freeze means you can stop anyone from opening new credit in your name and soon it won’t cost you a penny. ... (See Free credit freezes)

How one-time expenses can blow your budget -- Don't let those one-time expenses torpedo your budget. One way to keep track of the extraneous purchases is through your credit card statements. ... (See One-time expenses)

What's in my wallet? My cash-back strategy -- CreditCards.com's industry analyst Ted Rossman shares his cash-back strategy and what cards he may add to his wallet next. ... (See Cash-back strategy)

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Updated: 10-17-2018