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Aaron Hurd

Aaron Hurd

Aaron Hurd is a freelance writer covering personal finance, banking, credit cards, travel rewards and loyalty programs. He is passionate about helping readers build their financial security and get more mileage out of their wallets. Aaron’s work has been featured in several publications including Rolling Stone, Forbes, Robb Report, The Points Guy and NerdWallet.

In addition to being recognized as an expert in consumer financial products and loyalty programs, Aaron is a private pilot, runs a strategy consultancy, maintains an active social media presence on Twitter and a blog at aaronhurd.com.

Articles by Aaron Hurd

What Is a FICO Score?
Credit Score

What Is a FICO Score?

Updated on September 11, 2022
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4 Min Read
This article discusses the FICO score, the most common credit score used by lenders. It provides an overview of the different FICO scores, discusses what factors into your FICO score and shows you where you can get a FICO score for free.
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What Is a Defined-Benefit Plan?
Retirement

What Is a Defined-Benefit Plan?

Updated on August 31, 2022
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6 Min Read
Defined-benefit plans provide a calculated benefit to participants upon retirement. This article discusses the basics, plus the advantages and disadvantages.
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What is an excellent credit score?
Credit Score

What is an excellent credit score?

Updated on August 18, 2022
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7 Min Read
This article discusses what an excellent credit score is and how credit scores are calculated. It also provides tips on increasing your credit score.
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How Does Medical Debt Affect Your Credit Score?
Credit Score

How Does Medical Debt Affect Your Credit Score?

Updated on August 7, 2022
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5 Min Read
Medical debt can impact your credit score. This article describes how medical debt impacts your credit and the coming relief that consumer credit reporting bureaus will provide in 2022 and beyond.
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What Is Imputed Income?
Taxes

What Is Imputed Income?

Updated on July 28, 2022
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2 Min Read
This article discusses what imputed income is, how it is related to fringe benefits and which benefits are typically excluded from imputed income calculations.
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How to Invest in Oil
Investing

How to Invest in Oil

Updated on July 24, 2022
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7 Min Read
This article discusses the many ways in which consumers can invest in oil, including futures, options, ETFs, ETNs, stocks and mutual funds.
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How Often Does Your Credit Score Update?
Credit Score

How Often Does Your Credit Score Update?

Updated on June 23, 2022
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4 Min Read
If you’re working to improve your credit score, how soon can you get confirmation your hard work is paying off?
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