Paul Soucy has led the Credit Cards content team at NerdWallet since 2015. He was an editor with USA Today, The Des Moines Register and the Meredith/Better Homes and Gardens family of magazines for more than 20 years. He also built a successful freelance writing and editing practice with a focus on business and personal finance. He was editor of the USA Today Weekly International Edition for six years and received the highest award from ACES: The Society for Editing. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a Master of Business Administration. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with his fiancée, his two sons and a dog named Sam.
- Education: B.A. in journalism from Drake University, MBA from University of Iowa
- Awards: ACES, The Society for Editing: Robinson Prize
- Previous experience: Editor at USA Today, Editor at The Des Moines Register, Editor at Meredith/Better Homes and Gardens, Freelance writer, editor and project manager.
The latest from Paul
Chase Freedom 5% Categories Calendar for 2022
Chase Freedom and Freedom Flex offer 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent per quarter in categories you activate.
5 Things to Know About the Walgreens Credit Card
You’ll earn rewards in the form of Walgreens Cash, which you can redeem for purchases at Walgreens and Duane Reade.
Best Credit Cards for Star Alliance Airlines
Good choices include airline-branded cards and general travel credit cards that allow you to transfer points or miles to Star Alliance carriers.
Pass This Credit Card Quiz and Cut Your Costs
Put your credit card knowledge to the test. Knowing the correct answers could save you money.
Consumer Credit Card Report 2022
Inflation is pushing some consumers to rely more heavily on credit cards, a new NerdWallet survey shows.
Average Daily Balance Credit Card Calculator
This is the number credit card issuers use to calculate your interest. Enter your purchases and payments in our simple tool to see your average balance.
Credit Card Interest Calculator
Use your credit card balance and interest rate to see how much your interest charges would be for a month.
Credit Cards That Show Your Approval Odds
Registered NerdWallet users who activate their free TransUnion credit score can see their estimated chances of approval for several popular cards.
I Have Good Credit. Why Don’t I Qualify for That Card?
Card issuers look at many factors when considering applications. People with high scores might not make the cut, while someone with a lower score might.
2021 American Household Credit Card Debt Study
The second year of the pandemic has made it clear that financial recovery will be slow for many, as the cost of living keeps rising while average household income has fallen.
Best Credit Cards of 2022: 4 Features to Look For
Credit card issuers are offering more choice and flexibility as they add features to new cards.
Another Sign of an Economy Bouncing Back: Lenders Saying ‘Yes’
Federal Reserve data for the third quarter shows 217 million new credit accounts were opened, which is a return to near pre-pandemic levels.
Credit Card Reviews by NerdWallet’s Experts
NerdWallet's experts break down the most popular credit cards on the market — and turn up a few gems you may never have heard of but that deliver outsize value.