Kenley Young directs daily credit cards coverage for NerdWallet. Previously, he was a homepage editor and digital content producer for Fox Sports, and before that a front page editor for Yahoo. He has decades of experience in digital and print media, including stints as a copy desk chief, a wire editor and a metro editor for the McClatchy newspaper chain.
- Education: B.A. in journalism and mass communications from the University of South Carolina
- Awards: South Carolina Press Association: Headline writing
- Previous experience: Fox Sports, Yahoo, SmartBrief, The McClatchy Co.
The latest from Kenley
What Happens if You Go Over Your Credit Card Limit?
Some issuers allow you to exceed your limit, but you may face consequences, like a higher minimum payment or a ding to your credit scores.
When Is the Best Time to Apply for a New Credit Card?
It depends on your goals, but ideal times include when you're trying to zap debt, have a big purchase coming up, or are looking to bolster your credit.
5 Things to Know About the First Access Credit Card
It can help you build credit with careful use, but it's going to cost you, thanks to loads of fees and a super-high interest rate.
Can You Get a Balance Transfer Card With Bad Credit?
Generally, no. The best balance transfer cards require at least good credit. But other debt payoff tools can also be effective and don’t always have a credit score requirement.
5 Things to Know About the Ness Card
This wellness-focused card comes with a hefty annual fee and caters to those who prioritize health-related purchases, regardless of price.
How to Remove an Authorized User From Your Credit Card
You can remove an authorized user by calling customer service, or sometimes through your online account. Here's all the contact info you need.
How to Redeem Credit Card Rewards
It's generally — but not always — a seamless process, and some redemptions have more value than others.
5 Things to Know About the Zurp Card
The Gen Z-focused card aims to banish 'boring' banking by offering exclusive experiences you can redeem points for.
How Long Does a Balance Transfer Take?
Most balance transfers can be completed within two weeks, with some taking only a few days. But it can vary widely. Here's how to anticipate how long it will take.
How to Optimize Chase Freedom Flex, Discover it Cash Back for Q2 2023
This spring, eligible cardholders can be rewarded for shopping at the largest online retailer, making home improvements, dining out and buying in bulk.
Self Visa Review: A Different Kind of Secured Credit Card
There's no credit check, and the deposit is low and not required in a set sum upfront. But you must first open an installment loan, so you can't instantly get the card, which has an annual fee.
Amazon Cards to Add Bonus Rewards on Chase Travel, Transit
The Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature and its non-Prime sibling, both issued by Chase, are also ditching their 2X rate at drugstores.