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Kelly Dilworth

I'm a former staff reporter at CreditCards.com. I began my career in journalism at The Atlantic in 2007, then detoured into nonfiction book publishing for several years. I returned to journalism in 2010 and since then have written about everything from 20-somethings with Herculean credit scores to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy decisions. I hold a degree in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College and live in Columbus, Ohio.

Posts by Kelly Dilworth

Living with credit, Rewards

For some, elite cards are more status symbol than bargain

If you could afford a high-end rewards card, what would entice you to drop several hundred dollars on a brand-new card: lavish rewards that dwarf the cost of the card’s annual fee? Or high-end finishes, such as sleek metal encasings,…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Shopping

Google plan to track card data outrages privacy activists

Google has started tracking what you buy with your credit and debit cards so that it can convince retailers that its targeted ads are persuading you to spend more. While this helps marketers, privacy activists – and everyday consumers like…
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Living with credit, New products

‘L Card’ aims to stand out from subprime herd

LendUp’s new L Card, which targets those with little credit history or bad credit, aims to succeed where startups and traditional lenders have failed in recent years. The L Card is not perfect, but it’s a step up from the…
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Living with credit, Rewards

Millennials reap latest perks in credit card rewards wars

Millennials with excellent credit and newly acquired spending power are benefiting from a surge of rewards and perks that cater directly to their lifestyles and preferences – including hundreds of dollars worth of free travel credits, supersized sign-up bonuses and…
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Living with credit

Are low-rate credit cards an endangered species?

If you plan to carry credit card debt, you’ll save more money if you pick a plain vanilla card with a low-interest rate and minimal fees instead of a flashy rewards card with generous perks and big bonuses. But do…
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