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.

How I Got an Excellent Credit Score Before Age 26

Few people begin seriously thinking about their credit score well in advance. Find how it’s possible to go from having no credit score to...

Some Big Credit Card Blunders and How to Fix Them

Find out how to deal with some common mistakes people make with their credit cards. We go over the strategies and mindsets that will make...

Why Now Is a Good Time to Check Your Credit Score

With the holidays over, find out why you should check your credit score now more than ever. We go over the major risk your credit score...

Chase Rolls Out Free Credit Scores for Customers and non-Customers Alike

Find out about Chase’s new free Service – Credit Journey. We go over the types of credit scores it provides, and what it means for the...

Do's and Don'ts of Refinancing Credit Card Debt

Find out what you should and shouldn’t do when looking to consolidate your credit card debt. We go over different options and the caution...

How to Evaluate Co-Branded Card Offers

People are bombarded by credit card advertisements every day from different retailers, airlines and hotels. Find out how to evaluate these...

Federal Reserve Increases Interest Rates and Anticipates 3 More Hikes by Q4 2017

The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates in the United States. We go over their decision and its implications on consumers.

The Worst Credit Card Mistakes You Can Make This Holiday Season

Learn about the biggest financial pitfalls you can fall into this holiday season with your credit card. Knowing about these common mistakes...

Think Twice Before You Pay Your Rent with a Credit Card

Paying for rent using a credit card may seem like a good idea at first. Find out all the risks and costs involved before you make a bad...

When Signing Up For Store Credit Cards Makes Sense

Store credit cards aren’t as bad as people make them out to be. As long as one understands their shortcomings, there is some value that can...

Is It Better to Pay for Things with Cash or Credit When Travelling Abroad?

Find out when you should use credit cards instead of cash when travelling abroad. We explain the important details you need to consider.

Should You Pay Rent with a Credit Card? What Will It Cost?

Paying rent with a credit card may seem convenient, but is it worth the cost? We break down the mechanics of how to pay your rent with a...