Brady Porche

Brady Porche is a staff reporter at A career trade journalist, he has covered a variety of industries, including water and wastewater, petrochemicals 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.

Posts by Brady Porche

Living with credit, New products, Protecting yourself

VantageScore rolls out ‘trendy’ new scoring model

VantageScore will soon begin using “trended data” in its credit scores — a first among the major scoring models. The credit scoring firm this month rolled out VantageScore 4.0, a new update to its formula that will be released in…
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New products, Shopping

Mastercard’s ‘Open Tab’ makes it easier to close out

Paying your tab at a packed, understaffed bar can be a drag on a fun outing, but Mastercard wants to change that. The payment network in February announced a new feature in its Qkr! with Masterpass mobile payment app that…
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Living with credit, Research, regulation, industry reports

Medical bills can take a big toll on credit

Paying a big medical bill can have long-term financial side effects, according to a new study by Chase. In a study of 250,000 Chase checking account holders, the bank found that the average family’s revolving credit card debt was 9…
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New products, Rewards

Will physical credit cards go the way of CDs?

What’s plastic, stores data and is virtually obsolete in the smartphone era? If you said the compact disc, you’re living in the 2000s. A more relevant answer is the physical credit card, which is in danger of extinction amid a…
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Living with credit, Research, regulation, industry reports

‘President Trump’ – How does that make you feel about your finances?

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office, Americans have mixed feelings about their personal financial outlook for the next four years. A new survey by Experian finds 51 percent expect their personal financial status to improve during Trump’s term. As…
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