Jae Bratton is a writer for the credit cards team at NerdWallet. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Wake Forest University and a master’s in English from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before writing for NerdWallet, Jae spent 13 years teaching English and journalism. Her writing has been published in newspapers, blogs and an academic journal. Jae is based in North Carolina.
- Education: B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, M.A. in English from University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Awards: Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Scholarship
- Previous experience: English and journalism teacher
The latest from Jae
Best Credit Cards of 2023: Why These Repeat Winners Are Still No. 1
These eight cards consistently get our stamp of approval because of the outsized value they offer to cardholders.
SavorOne Student vs Discover It Student Chrome: SavorOne’s Rewards Make the Grade
SavorOne cardholders can earn 3% cash back on common student expenses from a pre-study session coffee run to an off-campus dinner date.
A Guide to Bank of America’s Student Credit Cards
Many college students may find other credit cards more appealing — and easier to get — than any one of Bank of America’s student cards.
Discover Unveils 5% Bonus Categories for Q1 2023: Grocery Stores, Drugstores, Streaming
These are familiar categories to eligible cardholders, but it's the first time in several years that Discover has opted not to release its entire annual bonus calendar upfront.
Bank of America Unlimited Cash Rewards for Students: You’ll Need Good Credit
This card offers a big sign-up bonus and an unlimited 1.5% cash back rate, but the high bar for approval means plenty of students will be turned away.
5 Things to Know About the AT&T Points Plus Card
AT&T Points Plus offers nominal perks for AT&T customers, but other credit cards have higher rewards rates.
5 Things to Know About the Maurices Credit Card
The Maurices Credit Card is refreshingly straightforward compared to other store credit cards, but rewards can only be earned and used at its stores.
How I Ditched Debt: How Two Teachers Wiped Out More Than $53,000
It started with a battle plan: listing debts and making a budget. Next came hard choices around spending, giving and saving.