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.

Media mentions

Mariah's Latest Articles

  • Best cash back credit cards for October 2021

    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 [...]

    27 min read Oct 14, 2021
    Best cash back credit cards
  • Best rewards credit cards of October 2021

    Guide to the best rewards credit cards With a rewards credit card you can earn cash back, points or airline miles on the purchases you already make, usually at a set percentage of your spending. You can [...]

    23 min read Oct 14, 2021
    Best rewards credit cards
  • Best small-business credit cards of October 2021

    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 Oct 14, 2021
    Best small business credit cards
  • Best credit card sign-up bonuses for October 2021

    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. [...]

    15 min read Oct 12, 2021
    Best credit card sign-up bonuses
  • 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 Oct 07, 2021
    Best Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Best credit cards with no annual fee in October 2021

    The information about the Wells Fargo Propel American Express® card and the Centurion Card from American Express has been collected independently by Bankrate.com. The card details have not been reviewed [...]

    14 min read Sep 30, 2021
    Best credit cards with no annual fee