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
4 Neobanks Show Up for Their Communities
Financial technology firms emerge to serve the needs of historically marginalized groups.
Google, Walgreens and H&R Block Want to Be Your Bank
Companies are working with partner banks to offer FDIC-insured accounts through their own apps and platforms.
2021 Consumer Credit Card Report
Cardholders whose credit limits were decreased during the pandemic are looking at their credit cards differently, a new NerdWallet survey shows.
5 Pandemic Credit Card Habits to Carry Forward
Among credit card holders whose credit limits were cut during the pandemic, 93% say their financial views or strategies changed because of it.
7 Credit Card Perks to Prioritize in 2022
Resolve to examine your cards' features and ensure they're still getting the job done and saving you money.
2020 American Household Credit Card Debt Study
Average household income is up and credit card debt is down — but as with everything else in 2020, there’s more to the story. Digging deeper, our survey finds some Americans are doing better financially but many more aren’t.
How to Make Debt Less Costly When You Need It in a Crisis
Americans have taken on more debt as the pandemic brought widespread job and income losses, according to a survey.
What COVID-Related Credit Card Help Is Available in 2021?
Most card issuers continue to offer help to those affected by the pandemic — but it's up to you to ask for it.
Verizon Visa Card Review: Turn Everyday Spending into Cell Savings
Get 4% back on gas and at grocery stores, 3% at restaurants and 2% at Verizon. Use your rewards to pay your bill or buy a new phone — or even toward travel or gift cards.
Discover Unveils 5% Bonus Calendar for 2021, Adding Streaming Services
The rest of Discover's bonus category calendar is mostly unchanged from 2020.