Barry Bridges

SENIOR CREDIT CARDS EDITOR

About the author

I take a fair amount of heat for being thrifty, and I'm not sure that's a bad thing. Living within your means and simplifying where possible are two of the keys to financial wellness, and my personal experience bears it out. That said, I'm not averse to occasionally splurging on a pair of well-made sneakers or an MLB streaming package (Bronx Bombers Rule).

Expertise

Personal finance, credit cards (balance transfer, zero interest and student)

Personal finance experience

  • Writer and Editor for The Simple Dollar (2017-2018)
  • Senior Editor, Bankrate.com (2018-2021)

Previous professional experience

  • Reporter, news editor, city editor and editorial page editor at two daily newspapers in North Carolina
  • Two-time winner, North Carolina Press Association Journalism Contest

Education

B.A. in Mass Communication with Distinction, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Notable publications

Barry's Latest Articles

  • Best low interest credit cards for 2021

    Everything you need to know about low-interest cards Low-interest rate credit cards can help you pay less in APR if you ever have to carry a balance. And in some cases, they offer an introductory zero [...]

    13 min read Sep 24, 2021
    Best low interest credit cards
  • Best credit cards for excellent credit in 2021

    Credit cards for consumers with excellent credit An excellent credit score means you’ll have access to some of the top credit cards available, from cash back to travel rewards. We’ll help you learn [...]

    13 min read Sep 24, 2021
    Best credit cards for excellent credit
  • Best travel credit cards of October 2021

    The information about the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card, the United MileagePlus® Club Card and Radisson Rewards™ Premier Visa has been collected independently by Bankrate.com. The card [...]

    27 min read Sep 24, 2021
    Best travel credit cards
  • Best credit cards for bad credit in 2021

    Everything you need to know about credit cards for bad credit A bad credit score can be a result of insufficient credit history, past financial mistakes, a high debt balance or a combination of circumstances. [...]

    11 min read Sep 24, 2021
    Best credit cards for bad credit
  • Best credit cards for good credit of 2021

    Find the best credit card to match your good credit score Having a good credit score is something you should take pride in. Bankrate can help you choose a credit card you’ll be proud to carry. A credit [...]

    11 min read Sep 24, 2021
    Best credit cards for good credit
  • Best credit cards for no credit history in 2021

    A complete guide to getting a credit card with no credit history Having no credit history limits your credit card options, but we all have to start somewhere. Fortunately, many financial institutions offer [...]

    15 min read Sep 24, 2021
    Best credit cards for no credit history