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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.

Can I Open a Credit Card for My Kid?

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Can I Open a Credit Card for My Kid?

Can I Open a Credit Card for My Kid?

[Disclosure: Our partners are mentioned below.] When your children are young, it can be impossible to imagine entrusting them with a credit card. Yet eventually, they’ll reach the age where they will need to make their own purchases without you. It could be a movie ticket, lunch with friends, or a few items on your... Read More

Is There a Limit to How Many Credit Cards I Can Get in a Year?

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Is There a Limit to How Many Credit Cards I Can Get in a Year?

Is There a Limit to How Many Credit Cards I Can Get in a Year?

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. For current terms and conditions, please see card agreements. Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] If you have excellent credit, then may believe that you can be approved for any new credit card. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. In recent years, it appears as if... Read More

5 Credit Cards That Reward Loyal Customers

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5 Credit Cards That Reward Loyal Customers

5 Credit Cards That Reward Loyal Customers

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Jet Blue Plus Card. Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Are you the kind of person who likes to stick with something that works? A lot of people want to find the right credit card, use it... Read More

6 Mistakes You Can Make With a Rewards Credit Card

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6 Mistakes You Can Make With a Rewards Credit Card

6 Mistakes You Can Make With a Rewards Credit Card

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Chase Freedom and Discover it cards. Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Rewards credit cards can be amazing financial tools, as few products exist that actually pay you to use them. It’s easy to get caught up in trying to earn valuable... Read More

4 Credit Cards That Could Help You Get Out of Debt Faster

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4 Credit Cards That Could Help You Get Out of Debt Faster

4 Credit Cards That Could Help You Get Out of Debt Faster

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here —  Chase Slate, Citi Simplicity and the JetBlue Plus Card. Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Are you struggling under the weight of credit card debt? As unsecured debt, credit cards can have much higher interest rates than loans secured by... Read More

6 Ways to Prepare Your Credit Cards for the Holidays

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Credit Cards for the Holidays

6 Ways to Prepare Your Credit Cards for the Holidays

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Chase Freedom.] The leaves are changing color and Halloween is almost here, which means the holidays are approaching fast. Now is the time to get your credit cards in order and avoid holiday overspending. Here are six ways to help you get... Read More

How Do My Spouse & I Apply for a Credit Card Together?

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How Do My Spouse & I Apply for a Credit Card Together?

How Do My Spouse & I Apply for a Credit Card Together?

[Disclosure: Our partners are mentioned below.] Couples can gain several advantages when they decide to manage their finances together. First, they can save time by managing fewer accounts. In addition, each person can leverage their financial strengths for the benefit of the household by saving, budgeting and paying bills. Finally, couples can pool together their... Read More

4 Rewards Credit Cards That Can Help You Save On Holiday Shopping

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4 Rewards Credit Cards That Can Help You Save On Holiday Shopping

4 Rewards Credit Cards That Can Help You Save On Holiday Shopping

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no longer available on our site. You can view the current offers from our partners in our credit card marketplace. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] The holiday season can be a time of joy, but it can also be a time of stress,... Read More

Your Credit Card Can Keep You From Getting Ripped Off. Here’s How

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Your Credit Card Can Keep You From Getting Ripped Off. Here’s How

Your Credit Card Can Keep You From Getting Ripped Off. Here’s How

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Citi Prestige Card.] When most people think of the value that credit cards offer, they first think of its power as a method of payment, and the ability to earn rewards. But some of the most valuable features... Read More

6 Things to Do Before You Add Someone to Your Credit Card

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6 Things to Do Before You Add Someone to Your Credit Card

6 Things to Do Before You Add Someone to Your Credit Card

Are you considering adding someone to your credit card as an authorized user? Doing so is easy, but it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. An authorized cardholder is free to make charges to your credit card account, but only the primary cardholder is obligated to pay off the debt. Before adding someone to your account... Read More

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