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
Mission Lane Cash Back Card Review: Solid Rewards for Limited Credit
It's a straightforward card with a flat rewards rate, no annual fee and no deposit required — ideal for someone whose goal is to build credit.
Mission Lane Card Review: A No-Deposit Option for Poor Credit
This card will help you build credit, and that’s a good thing. Just don’t expect it to do much else, even though you may have to pay an annual fee to use it.
New X1+ Card: 4X Back on Expedia, Hotels.com, Vrbo; Unique Lounge Perks
It's on a waitlist but will have a long list of travel-focused features in exchange for a $75 annual fee.
5 Things to Know About the Total Visa Credit Card
It’s meant to help you build credit, but with so many needless fees, there are plenty of better cards available.
5 Things to Know About the Academy Credit Card
A 5% discount on most Academy purchases is valuable and surprisingly simple for a store card. But most people will still do better with a general cash-back card.
Alaska Airlines Card Overhaul: $95 Fee, 2X Rewards, Tweaks to Companion Fare
The changes are a mixed bag and include a new spending requirement to earn the card's standout "buy one, get one" airfare deal.
5 Tactics to Pay Off Buy Now, Pay Later Debt
When your buy now, pay later bills come due, consider these tactics as you strategize your way out of debt.
5 Things to Know About the Varo Credit Card
It encourages responsible credit use and keeps penalties pretty light if you happen to slip up — which with this card is hard to do.
How to Make the Most of the U.S. Bank Shopper Cash Rewards Card
This card will pay the biggest dividends for users who can plan ahead and monitor their spending all year round.
4 Ways to Improve Your Odds of Meeting New Year’s Money Goals
Daily life can get in the way of financial resolutions. Focus on your values and high-impact tasks.
How to Optimize Chase Freedom Flex, Discover it Cash Back for Q1 2023
The new year means resolutions and new opportunities to earn 5% cash back in some popular bonus categories.
5 Tasks for Your Year-End Credit Card Checklist
It's a perfect time to make sure you’re maximizing your card benefits — and to review your spending habits in case you could do better with a different card.
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.