- Personal finance
- Credit cards
- Rewards credit cards
- Travel credit cards
- Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University
- MBA, University of Michigan
Aaron Hurd is a contributor to Bankrate, covering miles, points, travel, credit card rewards and personal finance. He has also contributed to The Points Guy, CreditCards.com, NerdWallet, Forbes Advisor, Rolling Stone and Robb Report. Currently, he splits his time between freelance writing and running a strategic consultancy.
Hurd has always had a penchant for travel, personal finance and finding deals. While a student at Iowa State University, he combined his knowledge of credit card rewards with a resale business to help pay his way through college. After finishing his MBA, he used miles and points to travel across five continents, including on the Trans-Siberian Railroad and overland through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China.
Aaron's latest articles
1 min read Sep 14, 2023
Spirit Airlines’ Free Spirit rewards program can help you to earn points on flights.8 min read Jun 01, 2023
Earn and redeem Virgin Points with the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.8 min read May 31, 2023
Choice Hotels’ loyalty program, Choice Privileges, lets you earn points on stays.7 min read Mar 29, 2023
The Citi Double Cash earns the most rewards, but the Capital One Quicksilver offers some additional benefits that might be more valuable to some cardholders.6 min read Dec 09, 2022