Tracy Brackman, senior writer for LendingTree

Tracy Brackman

Senior Editor

Tracy Brackman is a senior editor and credit card expert at LendingTree, where she writes and edits educational articles on credit cards and personal finance using her 14+ years of experience in the industry.

Before joining LendingTree in 2019, Tracy worked as a products editor for CreditCards.com, where she developed the credit card products section and wrote breaking news content focused on credit cards.

Prior to that, she worked as a product information manager for Bankrate, where she managed the credit card product details and maintained compliance for two affiliate networks, as well as Bankrate-owned and operated sites.

She began working in the credit card space in 2009 as the editorial department manager for FlexOffers, an affiliate marketing company.

Specialties

  • Credit card product reviews
  • Personal finance education
  • Credit card compliance

Achievements

  • 14+ years of credit card reporting experience
  • Helped establish a process to maintain credit card compliance for editorial content

Education

  • Ohio State University
  • Florida International University

Tracy’s favorite credit cards

“Currently, I like to use my American Express® Gold Card to earn a high rewards rate on dining and grocery purchases — the two categories I spend the most in each month. I also love the protections that the card provides on my purchases and travel. My husband and I are able to easily combine our Membership Rewards points to use toward flights and hotel stays.”

Articles by Tracy Brackman

How to Cancel a Credit Card

There are several reasons you may have considered canceling a credit card. You may want access to more premium perks than what’s offered from your... read more

What Is a Cash Advance?

A cash advance gets you quick access to money by letting you borrow against a line of credit. Depending on your financial needs, you can... read more

How to Get Cash From a Credit Card at an ATM

If you need quick access to cash, you can use a credit card to withdraw cash from an ATM. This type of transaction, also known... read more

How to Get Instant Approval on Credit Cards

Citi is an advertising partner. An instant approval credit card provides applicants with an immediate decision on the status of their credit card application —... read more

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