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

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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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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