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-present)

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

  • Prepaid and Debit Cards

    Editorial disclosure: All reviews are prepared by Bankrate.com staff. Opinions expressed therein are solely those of the reviewer and have not been reviewed or approved by any advertiser. The information, [...]

    2 min read Jul 20, 2021
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  • Best airline credit cards of 2021

    The information about the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard®, Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card, Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® and the [...]

    18 min read Jul 20, 2021
    Best airline credit cards
  • Best hotel credit cards of 2021: Free nights and more

    Some of the offers on this page may have expired. The information about the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card has been collected independently by Bankrate.com. The card details have not been [...]

    15 min read Jul 20, 2021
    Best hotel credit cards
  • Best credit cards for fair/average credit

    Some of the offers on this page may have expired. Credit cards for consumers with fair or average credit With a fair credit score, you might have trouble qualifying for top-rated rewards credit cards and [...]

    12 min read Jul 20, 2021
    Best credit cards for fair credit
  • Best Wells Fargo credit cards for 2021

    Some of the offers on this page may have expired. The information about the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa® card and Wells Fargo Propel American Express® card has been collected independently by Bankrate.com. [...]

    8 min read Jul 14, 2021
    Best Wells Fargo credit cards