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
5 Ways Credit Cards Can Beat Buy Now, Pay Later Plans
Credit cards offer more consumer protections and fewer surprises.
BankAmericard for Students: A Passing Grade, If You Qualify
Its long introductory APR period is appealing, but most students won't meet the credit score requirement — and those who can qualify could do better with other cards.
Bank of America Travel Rewards Card for Students: Good Credit Required
The card features decent ongoing rewards, a rich sign-up bonus and a lengthy intro APR offer, but students may struggle to qualify because of credit score requirements.
Discover Unveils 5% Bonus Categories for Q1 2023: Grocery Stores, Drugstores, Streaming
These are familiar categories to eligible cardholders, but it's the first time in several years that Discover has opted not to release its entire annual bonus calendar upfront.
Bank of America Unlimited Cash Rewards for Students: You’ll Need Good Credit
This card offers a big sign-up bonus and an unlimited 1.5% cash back rate, but the high bar for approval means plenty of students will be turned away.
BlockFi Rewards Credit Card Unavailable Following Bankruptcy Filing
Current cardholders can only pay off existing purchases, while prospective applicants are out of luck.
4 Ways to Limit Your Holiday Debt
Holiday spending can leave you with debt that will make your purchases cost significantly more.
Why Building Credit Is Essential for Stay-at-Home Spouses
Building credit helps you with joint financial decisions, but it also gives you options if your relationship ends.
How the U.S. Bank Shopper Cash Rewards Card Stacks Up vs. the Competition
This card earns a high rate of cash back, but other cards may entice you with less effort or no annual fee.
Best Credit Cards to Use at Walmart
Although Walmart is frequently a quarterly bonus category for several cards, it will take some juggling to consistently maximize your rewards at the world's largest retailer.
U.S. Bank Shopper Cash Rewards vs. Store Cards: When 5% Beats 6%
Brand loyalists may be better off with a store card than with the U.S. Bank Shopper Cash Rewards card, whose high cash-back rate is tempered by its annual fee and spending caps.
U.S. Bank Shopper Cash Rewards vs. AmEx Blue Cash Preferred: In a 6% Slugfest, Versatility Wins
Both cards earn up to 6% cash back, but the U.S. Bank Shopper Cash Rewards Card provides more flexibility.