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Jason Steele

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Jason Steele has been writing about credit cards and personal finance since 2008, poring through the terms and conditions of credit card agreements to understand the minutiae of how these products work. His work has appeared on Yahoo, MSN, HuffingtonPost and other major news outlets. In his free time, Jason’s a commercial pilot. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in History.

Which Credit Card Is Dead Weight in Your Wallet?

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Which Credit Card Is Dead Weight in Your Wallet?

Which Credit Card Is Dead Weight in Your Wallet?

Do you have too many credit cards? Perhaps you are having trouble managing all of your open accounts, or are unable to pay the annual fees for all the cards that you have. If you’ve decided that you don’t need some of your credit card accounts, then you should carefully consider which are the best... Read More

7 Things You Can Do to Get a Better Credit Card

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7 Things You Can Do to Get a Better Credit Card

7 Things You Can Do to Get a Better Credit Card

Do your credit cards have high interest rates, costly fees, or substandard rewards and benefits? If so, you don’t need to continue to use a card when there are other options available. Here are seven things that you can to to get a better credit card. 1. Ask for a Lower Rate Many credit cards... Read More

7 Unusual Ways to Use Credit Card Rewards

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7 Unusual Ways to Use Credit Card Rewards

7 Unusual Ways to Use Credit Card Rewards

Credit card rewards can be extremely valuable, but most people tend to redeem them for some rather boring options. Common credit card rewards include cash back, gift cards, merchandise and travel reservations. Nevertheless, the credit card industry is extremely competitive, and it’s always looking for new and interesting ways for customers to redeem their rewards.... Read More

5 Credit Cards Perfect for New Homeowners

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5 Credit Cards Perfect for New Homeowners

5 Credit Cards Perfect for New Homeowners

Summer is a time when many families find themselves moving into a new home. And whether you are a first-time homebuyer or upgrading to a new place, moving presents many challenges. Your new home will likely need furniture, housewares and decor — all at a time when your savings may have been depleted by your... Read More

5 Things Guaranteed to Happen When You Apply for a Credit Card

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5 Things Guaranteed to Happen When You Apply for a Credit Card

5 Things Guaranteed to Happen When You Apply for a Credit Card

Ever wonder what happens when you apply for a credit card? You submit the application, but what happens afterward remains a mystery to most people. That’s because credit card applications can be processed a bit differently, depending on the issuer. Underwriting standards vary, issuers may look at different versions of your credit reports or credit scores and varying... Read More

4 Credit Cards for Coffee Lovers

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4 Credit Cards for Coffee Lovers

4 Credit Cards for Coffee Lovers

While tea is the hot beverage of choice across much of the world, Americans decidedly prefer coffee. Many Americans stop at a nearby coffee shop each day, and grab their regular Cup of Joe. And while every coffee drinker has long ago discovered his or her favorite brew, many haven’t considered what the best credit... Read More

5 Credit Cards That Have Been Around Forever

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5 Credit Cards That Have Been Around Forever

5 Credit Cards That Have Been Around Forever

Recently, American Express celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Membership Rewards program. And, while 25 years might not seem like a very long time, it’s practically an eternity in the credit card industry, which is constantly offering new products and withdrawing old ones. Some new products are released with great fanfare, only to silently disappear within... Read More

5 Credit Cards That Can Make You a VIP Instantly

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5 Credit Cards That Can Make You a VIP Instantly

5 Credit Cards That Can Make You a VIP Instantly

Many businesses offer their customers preferential treatment based on their status in its loyalty program or by having and using a specific credit card. As a result, some customers receive VIP-status perks, like instant upgrades when they travel and preferred seats at sporting and entertainment events. If you would like to enjoy some of these instant upgrades,... Read More

6 Credit Card Features You Might Be Overlooking

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6 Credit Card Features You Might Be Overlooking

6 Credit Card Features You Might Be Overlooking

Credit card perks come in all shapes and sizes. But if you haven’t looked through the terms and conditions in awhile, chances are you have no clue what’s on offer. Here are six valuable features you may not have noticed. 1. Rental Car Insurance Many travelers pay extra for the expensive insurance offered by rental car companies,... Read More

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