Joey Robinson

Credit cards contributor

About the author

"Growing up in the DC Metropolitan area, I was interested in the world of finance at a young age. As I’ve grown older and made more connections, it’s become apparent that the need-to-knows of personal finance aren’t taught widely enough. I want to help not only my peers, but everyone in need of financial aid by spreading the basics of saving, budgeting and understanding credit cards as a route to becoming knowledgeable on how to handle your money." - Joey Robinson

Expertise

Credit card basics, credit card fees, credit card rewards

Experience

Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s degree concentrated in Finance, Joey worked at a “Big Four” (Ernst & Young) accounting firm before exploring the world of credit cards. After learning proper professional and financial practices through federal audits, he moved on to his second job, where he was introduced to Bankrate/CreditCards.com as a data analyst. As time passed, his interests drifted away from data analysis and into the communication of credit card essentials. Over the past two years, he’s shared his expertise and has brought understanding to complex topics as a writer and editor for sites like Bankrate, CreditCards.com and NextAdvisor. His advice on avoiding common credit card fees, top balance transfer tactics and more financial tips have been featured on MSN Money and other various news publications.

Education

Bachelor's degree concentrated in Finance, James Madison University, 2016

Media mentions

Recent Articles By Joey Robinson

  • Credit Cards

    Is Venmo safe?

    Venmo has eased the hassle of splitting a dinner bill, buying event tickets as a group or any other reason you need to settle a money-sharing situation, but how secure is your information? Here’s what [...]

    4 MIN READ Mar. 14, 2020
    Group of young friends use smartphones to transfer funds for shared lunch
  • Credit Cards

    Are credit card fees tax deductible?

    Personal credit card use is almost never eligible for a deduction come tax season, but if you’re using a business credit card you can likely deduct your fees.

    2 MIN READ Feb. 28, 2020
    Young coworkers discussing question while using laptop
  • Credit Cards

    What is a virtual credit card?

    Virtual credit cards generate a temporary credit card number that provides security while keeping the convenience of quick, online purchases.

    4 MIN READ Feb. 18, 2020
    Male hipster working on laptop at cafe
  • Credit Cards

    What is a charge card?

    A charge card doesn’t have a preset limit, but requires an excellent credit score and must be paid in full each month.

    4 MIN READ Dec. 11, 2019
    African American businessman smiling at cell phone while walking in the city
  • Credit Cards

    Can you gamble using a credit card?

    The rules not only depend on the way you choose to gamble, they also vary from state to state and card to card.

    5 MIN READ Sep. 23, 2019