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
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.
Chase Announces 5% Bonus Categories for Q3 2022: Gas Stations, Rental Cars, Movies, Live Entertainment
5 Things to Know About the Synchrony Premier Mastercard
This card has some nice perks, but other cards give you the same benefits plus many that the Synchrony Premier Mastercard doesn’t.
What Happens If You Don’t Activate Your Credit Card?
You won't be able to use the card or enjoy its benefits, and it could end up hurting your credit scores in the long run. Here's what to do instead.
Can You Buy Gift Cards With a Credit Card?
In most cases, yes you can, and it's often a helpful strategy for earning rewards. But it's not always possible or advisable because of the costs or consequences.
Is the Upgrade Card Legit?
Yes, the Upgrade cards are real. But they work like a personal loan/credit card hybrid, unlike more traditional credit cards you may be familiar with.
A Guide to Capital One’s Credit Cards for College Students
With responsible use, any one of these three student cards can help you build your credit score and earn rewards, too.
Best Credit Cards for Food Delivery
These cards offer rewards, benefits and discounts that make food delivery cheaper.