NextAdvisor - Garrett Yarbrough

Garrett Yarbrough is a NextAdvisor.com writer covering a range of personal finance and technology topics, including credit cards. Garrett is a graduate of East Carolina University with a B.A. in both English and History, including a minor in Creative Writing with a specialization in Business and Technical Communication.

Posts by Garrett Yarbrough:

What the Fed Interest Rate Means for Your Wallet

A lot of buzz has sprung up over the weekend around the Federal Reserve’s March 15, 2020 decision to cut the federal interest rate down to 0% to 0.25% in an effort to stabilize the U.S. economy’s slow-down due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. This drop is
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Best Credit Cards for New Parents

Updated: May 13, 2020 No matter how many times the doctor might tell couples to stay calm, the hectic months leading up to becoming new parents can feel like mobilizing a small country. With the US cost of a child’s first year averaging $12,680 in 2015, first-time
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Best Credit Cards for Online Shopping for 2020

Updated: May 13, 2020 This page includes information about Discover products that are not currently available on Next Advisor and may be out of date. Factors in recent years like improved delivery and almost limitless variety show how valuable online shopping is to the 76% of all
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Best Credit Card Strategies for Couples

Update: April 3, 2020 When a relationship becomes serious — whether that means there’s wedding bells or you’re moving in together — you’ll want to discuss your finances, as combining your finances may nurture a shared sense of trust and transparency. However, some couples think separate is
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Best American Express Cash Back Cards

Updated: March 18, 2020 As one of the main four credit card networks, American Express attracts droves of users with its top-notch rewards and exclusive benefits. In fact, there were 53.7 million American Express credit cards in circulation between 2013 to 2018! That’s really no surprise considering
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Best Credit Cards to Plan a Wedding

Updated: April 30, 2020 Weddings are getting more expensive each year, and the average cost of just the rehearsal dinner ($1,297), transportation ($856) and invitations ($386) can turn more heads than the bride. Unfortunately, debt might weigh on newlyweds’ minds as they start their new lives. What
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Can a Balance Transfer Improve My Credit?

Updated: May 18, 2020  This page includes information about the Discover it Balance Transfer product which is no longer offered by Discover. Credit is important in many aspects of life, both financial and otherwise, and if you are dealing with less-than-perfect (or downright poor) credit, chances are
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Pay It Plan It from American Express: Is It Your Best Option?

Updated: May 18, 2020 “Out of sight, out of mind” might as well be sneaky interest’s calling card once it gnaws a chunk out of your budget. In recent years, qualifying American Express cardholders have been able to chase off unwanted interest by managing their credit card
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After Student Credit Cards: Best Options for Recent Grads

Updated: April 30, 2020 College graduation brings the promise of countless opportunities and paths to explore. The only limits are the options you couldn’t dream of. Out of every life-altering decision on the horizon — “Am I going back to school? Am I going to work? Am
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Discover it Business vs. Capital One Spark Cash Select: Which Card is Right for You?

Updated: April 7, 2020  This page includes information about Discover products that are not currently available on Next Advisor and may be out of date. After the headache of exhaustively researching straightforward cash back credit cards for your business, you’ve finally narrowed it down to two flat-rate
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Best Credit Cards for Customer Satisfaction

Updated: April 7, 2020 This page includes information about Discover products that are not currently available on Next Advisor and may be out of date. Do all of your unused credit card benefits make you wonder what you signed up for? You may want to look into
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Capital One Quicksilver: The Best Flat-Rate Cash Rewards Card

Learn More Updated: March 31, 2020 Whether you’re deciding on your first cash back credit card or you’re tired of owning a credit card you don’t utilize, you’ll want a reliable card without red tape. If you just want to save money without memorizing a revolving door
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Tax Season is Here: What to Know About Tax Identity Theft

On the heels of the holidays, Jan. 27 rang in everyone’s (least) favorite winter season: tax season. Although cozying up around your W-2s with accountants isn’t as beloved as huddling around a fireplace with family, stealing hard-earned tax refunds is an annual tradition that identity thieves can’t
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