Kevin Cash

Kevin Cash

Former Staff Writer for NerdWallet

I'm a former staff writer for NerdWallet who writes mostly personal finance, economics and lifestyle content. I can adapt to any voice and cover most topics.

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NerdWallet's Best Credit Card Tips for June 2016 - NerdWallet

NerdWallet's Best Credit Card Tips for June 2016 - ...

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Making the Most of American Express Business Platinum - NerdWallet

Making the Most of American Express Business Platin...

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NerdWallet's Best Credit Card Tips for April 2016

NerdWallet's Best Credit Card Tips for April 2016

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NerdWallet's Best Credit Cards for New Immigrants - NerdWallet

NerdWallet's Best Credit Cards for New Immigrants -...

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NerdWallet's Best Credit Card Tips for March 2016 - NerdWallet

NerdWallet's Best Credit Card Tips for March 2016 -...

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Capital One Rebrands Credit Tracker as 'CreditWise'

Capital One Rebrands Credit Tracker as 'CreditWise'...

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NerdWallet's Best Credit Card Tips for February 2016

NerdWallet's Best Credit Card Tips for February 201...

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Best Balance Transfer and 0% Interest Credit Cards of 2016 ...

Best Balance Transfer and 0% Interest Credit Cards ...

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New York City Council Passes Ban on Credit Checks for Employment

In today’s job market, asking for a prospective employee’s credit record has become standard practice, and having a few dings on your report can mean not getting the job. But for some New Yorkers, this practice may be coming to an end.

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Is It a Hard or Soft Credit Pull? Test Your Knowledge

Having your credit checked can sometimes mean reducing your score — but not always. Credit bureaus separate inquiries into two categories: hard pulls and soft pulls. Hard pulls generally lower a credit score, while soft pulls leave them unchanged. The Nerds are here to help show you the difference so you can better manage your credit score.

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How to Fatten Up a ‘Thin’ Credit Profile

Most banks are quick to assess a prospective borrower’s credit history when deciding whether to approve a loan application. If yours is very limited, your credit profile may be considered “thin,” and it can difficult to get any type of credit.

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Bad Credit May Be a Sucker Punch, but You Can Fight Back

Whether you’re applying for a loan, a new apartment or a credit card, lenders and landlords often consider an applicant’s credit score before approval. Being denied due to bad credit is never fun — especially if you were under the impression that your credit was solid. The credit-scoring process is fairly transparent, and by correcting some bad habits, your score can improve.

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3 Best Credit Cards for Transferring Points to Frequent Flier Programs

When you pick a credit card tied to a specific airline, you limit your choices for booking travel arrangements. But many travel cards these days allow customers to build heaps of points that can be transferred to frequent flier programs. For cardholders, this means more flexibility and more rewards where and when you want them. Here are a few of the Nerds’ favorite options:

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3 Financial Tasks That Won't Benefit From Good Credit

Credit history is one of the most reliable, commonly used indicators to evaluate an individual’s overall “financial health.” Having stellar credit can mean lower interest rates on loans, access to better credit cards and even home mortgage approval. But good credit won’t help you with every financial issue. Some longer-term financial goals can’t be boiled down to a three-digit number.

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Amazon Credit Card: Are There Better Options for Amazon ...

If you’re a big-time spender on Amazon, you should consider the Amazon Credit Card. The online retailer sells just about everything, and often with some of the best prices around. Throw in Amazon’s free shipping on eligible orders, and the days of leaving your home for everyday purchases are gone. Let’s take a closer look at what the Amazon Credit Card has to offer.