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Brady Porche

Brady Porche is a staff reporter at CreditCards.com. 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, Shopping

You can now apply for credit by sending a text

Applying for credit while shopping for a car or a new TV is now as simple as texting “LOL” to your BFF. Credit bureau Experian recently unveiled Text for Credit, a new service for lenders that allows consumers to apply…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Shopping

To latte, or not to latte? That’s the $5-a-day question

Are personal finance gurus who tell you to cut the lattes full of beans, or do their critics need to wake up and smell the coffee? We’ve all heard from some money expert or another that we should kick that…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Travel

Millennial dining trends eschew traditional ‘VIP’ card experiences

Is dining out becoming less about the experience than about convenience? The American Express-Chase duel over elite cards and millennials holds some clues. In late May, American Express released the results of its annual restaurant industry survey, which asked consumers…
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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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