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
U.S. Bank Shopper Cash Rewards Review: Up to 6% Back at Top Retailers
It earns eye-popping rates at some of the biggest brands in America, including Amazon, Target and Walmart, plus 3% back in other popular categories. But there's a rewards cap and an annual fee — and it's not the easiest card to manage.
7 Lesser-Known Credit Card Moves to Stretch Your Budget
When you don't have debt and want to make the most of your credit cards, consider these moves to stretch your budget.
What Makes a Good Store Credit Card, and How to Avoid Bad Ones
It's not that store cards can't deliver value — in some cases, they can be ideal picks. But before you're pressured into opening one, know which red flags to watch for.
5 Things to Know About the Upgrade Life Rewards Card
Earn unlimited 3% cash back in useful categories and get a sign-up bonus if you pair the card with a new checking account.
Is Congress Going to Kill Credit Card Rewards?
Supporters of the Credit Card Competition Act of 2022 say it may lower store prices. Opponents argue it may decimate the perks that come with your plastic.
Capital One SavorOne Student Credit Card: Great for College and Beyond
It earns 3% cash back in several popular spending categories, making it among the top cards for college students. And those rates stick around when you graduate, so it's worth holding on to.
Capital One Quicksilver Student Card: Simple and Straightforward
From textbooks to take-out during an all-nighter, students who qualify can earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases while building their credit profile.
3 Steps to Lower the Cost of Your Debt
There are ways you can reduce the expense, but it helps to know each method’s details and trade-offs.