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
5 Things to Know About the Sonesta World Mastercard
The co-branded credit card helps you earn free nights and elite perks, but Sonesta's limited footprint is a downside.
5 Things to Know About the American Eagle Credit Card
It may not be worth the effort to figure out this card’s complicated rewards structure when the point values are so low.
5 Things to Know About the Nordstrom Credit Card
It'll be hard to profit from this credit card unless you’re a regular Nordstrom customer who drops a lot of money there.
Best Credit Cards for Electric Vehicle Owners
While your electric vehicle spares you from spending at the pump, let one or more of these credit cards help you save on charging and repair costs.
Why One Teacher Changed Careers and Gave Up Loan Forgiveness
A NerdWallet writer shares her experience of leaving the teaching profession — and the promise of student loan forgiveness.
How to Manage a Credit Card Amid Mental Health Struggles
Credit cards and mental health can have a complicated relationship for some, but it can be manageable. There are resources, strategies and tools designed to better your money and mind.
Instacart Mastercard Review: Grocery Delivery Made More Rewarding
Best for Instacart orders, this card’s usefulness broadens slightly with 2% cash back at restaurants, gas stations and some streaming services.
5 Things to Know About the Athleta Rewards Mastercard
If you spend a lot on clothes from Athleta and other stores in the Gap family, you can earn solid rewards toward ... more clothes at Athleta and other stores in the Gap Family.
Best Credit Cards to Use at Amazon
It’s possible to earn up to 5% cash back on Amazon orders with the cards on this list, but you’ll need Prime — or a desire to track bonus spending categories — to get the biggest rewards.