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Mariah Ackary

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About the author

Bankrate.com writer Mariah Ackary specializes in credit card rewards and small businesses. Her work has been cited by Forbes, Fox Business and CNBC. Through her research and advice, she hopes to make personal finance education easier and more approachable.

"Used responsibly, credit cards are a tool for meeting financial goals. Whether you’re looking to build credit, fund your small business or simply earn rewards, I want to help you make the best decision for yourself." - Mariah Ackary

Expertise

Personal finance, credit cards (rewards, cash back, business)

Experience

Mariah Ackary is a personal finance writer who specializes in credit card rewards and small business credit. Mariah is a lifelong writer, but she began writing about finance in 2018. She joined the Bankrate team in 2019, excited by the opportunity to directly help people make good financial decisions.

Education

Mariah earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in business administration from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina in 2019.

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Mariah's Latest Articles

  • Best credit cards with no annual fee

    Best credit cards with no annual fee in January 2022

    Compare the best credit cards with no annual fee Card name Our pick for Bankrate review score Chase Freedom Unlimited Best overall rewards card with no annual fee 4.6 / 5 (Read full card review) Capital [...]

    13 min read Jan 27, 2022
  • Best small business credit cards

    Best small-business credit cards of January 2022

    The information about the Bank of America® Business Advantage Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card, Brex Corporate Card for Startups and the U.S. Bank Cards has been collected independently by Bankrate.com. [...]

    18 min read Jan 26, 2022
  • Best cash back credit cards

    Best cash back credit cards for January 2022

    The information about the U.S. Bank Cash+™ Visa Signature® Card, Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card, Costco Anywhere Visa® Card by Citi and Alliant Cashback Visa® Signature Credit Card has been [...]

    24 min read Jan 25, 2022
  • Best rewards credit cards

    Best rewards credit cards of January 2022

    Compare Bankrate’s top rewards credit cards A closer look at our top-rated rewards credit cards Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card Best for travel and shopping protections This card is [...]

    19 min read Jan 25, 2022
  • Best credit card sign-up bonuses

    Best credit card sign-up bonuses for January 2022

    The information about the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard® has been collected independently by Bankrate.com. The card details have not been reviewed by the card issuer. [...]

    13 min read Jan 25, 2022
  • Best Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees

    Best credit cards with no foreign transaction fees

    The information about the Costco Anywhere Visa® Business Card by Citi, Costco Anywhere Visa® Card By Citi, Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard®, CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum [...]

    17 min read Jan 25, 2022