Robert Harrow

Credit Card Expert

Robert is the head of the Credit Card vertical at ValuePenguin and has been covering the card industry since 2014. His work has been featured in Reuters, Marketwatch, the New York Times and more.

Should You Pay Off Debt Using Credit Cards?

Though it may be tempting to pay for your mortgage or auto loan using a credit card, should you? We weigh the pros and cons of various...

A Look At U.S. Credit Card Fraud Complaints

Credit card fraud in the United States skyrocketed in 2015. We took a look at data collected by the FTC to see which states have been hit...

American Airlines Announces New Deals With Barclays and Citibank

American Airlines will allow both Barclays and Citibank to issue credit cards in the AAdvantage program. We break down what this deal means...

The Biggest Risks of Business Credit Cards

Before you sign your company up for a business credit card, it’s crucial to familiarize yourself with the risks involved. We break down the...

Cash vs Credit: When Should You Pay With Plastic?

Choosing to use a credit card or cash to pay for an item can end up saving you a lot of money. This guide breaks down when you should use...

Official 2017 ValuePenguin Scholarship Rules and Eligibility Criteria

The 2017 ValuePenguin Undergraduate Scholarship (“Scholarship”) is sponsored by ValuePenguin, Inc. (“ValuePenguin”, “Sponsor”)....

2017 ValuePenguin Scholarship

As of right now (8/29/2018) We are not planning on running the scholarship for the 2019 Academic Year. Loading... How To Apply To be...

Can't Qualify For A Loan? Alternative Scoring Models Can Help

We explore how individuals who can’t qualify for FICO scores can make use of alternative scoring models. Dozens of companies exist that...

4 Ways To Quickly Qualify For Elite Status With Hotels & Airlines

Find out easy ways of qualifying for elite status with hotel and airline programs. We researched shortcuts that can help casual travelers...

Best Wells Fargo Credit Cards 2019

Find the best Wells Fargo credit cards based on what you need and how much you spend. We also go over alternatives that may be better from...

How To Redeem Credit Card Rewards Optimally

While most people fixate on earning points, they should be just as concerned about redeeming them. We outline the steps one needs to take...

Are Premium Credit Cards Worth The High Annual Fee?

Does it ever make sense to pay hundreds of dollars for a credit card? Turns out the answer is ‘yes’. We explore why and when people can...