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
New Verizon Card: Decent Rewards, Limited Redemption
Earn Verizon Dollars on all purchases, and redeem them to offset the cost of new devices and Verizon bills.
How to Build Credit With a Secured Credit Card
Get the right card, use it regularly, keep your balance low and, above all, pay your bill on time every month.
How Credit Card Issuers Are Responding to COVID-19
General assistance is available with a phone call or online chat, but some issuers are taking specific steps for individual cards.
Alaska Airlines Business Card Review: More Value for the Most Loyal
Earn triple miles on Alaska Airlines purchases, and enjoy a checked-bag benefit and discounts on in-flight purchases.
Getting a Credit Card for a New Business
You don't need an established business credit history to qualify. Issuers usually look at your personal credit.
3 Ways Credit Cards Can Help You Ride Out a Crisis
Credit cards aren't a solution for a permanent loss of income, but used strategically, they can smooth out the effects of a shorter-term disruption.
No-Penalty CD vs. Savings Account: Which Is Better?
For a fixed rate, go with a no-penalty CD. For more access to funds, consider a savings account.