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

Fine print, Living with credit, Protecting yourself

Post-recession renters are older, more creditworthy

Today’s renters are older and have stronger credit profiles compared to those who rented during the Great Recession, according to a new study by TransUnion. The credit reporting agency said in December 38.6 percent of renters had prime or better…
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Research, regulation, industry reports

Some states can’t get enough cards, others have had their fill

Why are people in some states scooping up credit cards, while others sit on the sidelines? In December 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released data on credit card originations for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as…
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Protecting yourself, Research, regulation, industry reports

Your greatest credit hits (and misses), available on CD

What would you do if you received your credit report on an audio CD instead of in print or a PDF? Would you pop it into your car’s CD player, roll your windows down and cruise to the sounds of…
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Living with credit, Research, regulation, industry reports

Give up social media for a good credit score? Millennials would

Would you give up Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat for a credit score of 750? The people you’d least expect to take that trade overwhelmingly say “yes.” According to a new study by Capital One, 90 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds…
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Protecting yourself, Research, regulation, industry reports

Credit bureaus slapped for reporting errors, shady marketing

Credit report errors are a nightmare for consumers — but they can also cause severe headaches for credit bureaus. Mississippi’s attorney general this month announced Equifax, Experian and TransUnion must pay the state a total of $7.2 million and overhaul…
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