Glen Luke Flanagan


Glen Luke Flanagan covers credit card news for He joined the team in June 2019. His work ranges from reviews of new cards to in-depth pieces on protecting your financial information, and his background is in journalism and government communications. He also writes credit card articles for MagnifyMoney, another LendingTree-owned site. 


As a journalist in North Carolina and South Carolina, Glen covered topics including city government, state government, local businesses, public safety and more. During his time at The State newspaper, Glen’s work appeared on the websites of newspapers across the United States owned by The McClatchy Company. His reporting at The News Herald and The State newspaper won awards from the North Carolina Press Association and the South Carolina Press Association, respectively.


Glen earned his B.A. in media studies with a concentration in journalism from Radford University, graduating summa cum laude in May 2014. After graduation, he participated in a Dow Jones News Fund training and internship. Out of more than 600 applicants, only 86 were accepted into the DJNF program that summer. He was later one of approximately two dozen fellows selected from journalists across the country to participate in the University of South Carolina’s 2016 Media Law School, which was sponsored by the American Board of Trial Advocates. This program gave fellows an intensive crash course in public records, bankruptcy law, podcasts and more.

Articles by Glen Luke Flanagan

FICO Score vs. Credit Score

If you consider “FICO Scores” to be synonymous with all credit scores, you’re not the only one. People often use the two terms interchangeably, but... read more

The Pros and Cons of Freezing Your Credit

In a world where data breaches are increasingly common, many Americans are taking action to protect against credit and identity fraud. Freezing your credit (also... read more

3 Smart Ways to Build Credit from Scratch

Building credit from scratch takes time and diligence as there are no shortcuts when it comes to establishing credit history. But it’s worth the effort,... read more

Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card Review

If you’re a small business owner looking for a credit card that can help you earn generous rewards, has a great welcome offer, and comes... read more