Barry Bridges

Senior editor

Senior Editor Barry Bridges has been writing about credit cards, personal loans, mortgages and other personal finance products since 2017. Before joining Bankrate, he was an award-winning newspaper journalist in his native North Carolina. Send your questions about credit cards (and fantasy baseball) to bbridges@bankrate.com.

Recent Articles By Barry Bridges

  • Loans

    Other uses for personal loans

    See below for other uses for personal loans: Financing Fertility Treatments Andy Bowen March 9, 2018  in  Personal Loans Only a few states mandate health insurance coverage for major fertility treatments [...]

    52 MIN READ Nov. 6, 2019
  • Loans

    Alternative Uses for Personal Loans

    See the articles below for alternative uses of personal loans. Financing Fertility Treatments Andy Bowen March 9, 2018  in  Personal Loans Only a few states mandate health insurance coverage for major [...]

    50 MIN READ Aug. 10, 2020
    Person looking at credit card
  • Loans

    Student Loan Grace Periods: How to Maximize Your Time

    Is there a grace period for student loans? In many cases, yes. A loan with a grace period gives you a temporary window before you’re required to start making monthly payments — the key word being temporary. [...]

    3 MIN READ Jun. 29, 2018
    College graduation crowd