Robin is a former credit cards writer for NerdWallet. She previously worked at Bankrate and has been interviewed as an expert on credit and credit cards by such outlets as CNBC, Business Insider and International Business Times.
The latest from Robin Saks
What Is a Credit Card?
A credit card allows you to borrow money to buy things. That can come with costs (interest and fees) and benefits (rewards, credit-building).
Price Protection: Which Credit Cards Refund a Price Drop?
Seeing something go on sale right after you bought it can be maddening. But your credit card might bail you out.
Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Business Review: For Frugal Loyalists
It offers double points on Southwest spending, plus a rich sign-up bonus, valuable anniversary points and a path to status. But super-frequent Southwest flyers may do better with another card.
Why the Ducks Unlimited Card Was 2020’s Best Gas Card
This card once soared above the rest of the flock with unlimited 5% cash back at the pump, with no hoops to jump through. But that's changed.
Should You Use a Credit Card to Pay for Summer Camp?
Putting a big summer camp bill on a credit card can rack up a pile of rewards and spread out the expense, but it could be more costly in the long run.
NFL Extra Points Card Review: Hard to Light Up the Scoreboard
Superfans may get some kicks out of this card's perks and rewards, but casual fans seeking an option for everyday purchases will probably want to punt.
Navy Fed Cards Launch 1.99% APR Offer, but It Comes at a Cost
From Jan. 3 through March 2, 2020, five of the issuer's cards are offering new applicants a 12-month 1.99% APR on purchases and balance transfers.
5 Money Hacks Hiding in Your Wallet
Your wallet has a secret: untapped benefits on your credit and debit cards that could save you money.
Amazon Card Emails Were a Mistake, Not a Hack, Says Issuer
Synchrony has apologized to customers and assured them that no data breach has taken place and no personal information has been compromised.
IHG Traveler Card Review: Plentiful Points and No Annual Fee
Earn up to 17 points per dollar spent at Holiday Inn, InterContinental and other IHG properties, plus bonus points on monthly bills, gas and restaurants. You get a substantial sign-up bonus, too.
Discover it Business Review: 1.5% Back on Everything, Matched in Year One
Ease of use is the key with this card. It earns a decent rewards rate on all purchases, with no categories to keep track of or spending limits to worry about, and you can redeem your cash back in any amount.