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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.

4 Credit Cards That Give Back

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4 Credit Cards That Give Back

4 Credit Cards That Give Back

Rewards credit cards are incredibly popular due to the points, miles or cash back offered to cardholders. But ultimately, there is another type of compensation that some people will find even more rewarding: a donation to a cause they believe in. There are three ways that cardholders can use their credit card to donate money directly to a… Read More

Can I Share a Credit Card With Someone?

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Can I Share a Credit Card With Someone?

Can I Share a Credit Card With Someone?

We now have car sharing, house sharing and even job sharing via the so-called gig economy, so some people might be wondering if they can you share their credit card. There are ways you can share your credit card, but these options range from savvy to risky. Adding an Authorized User The easiest way to share… Read More

7 Times an Issuer Could Freeze Your Credit Card

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7 Times an Issuer Could Freeze Your Credit Card

7 Times an Issuer Could Freeze Your Credit Card

Have you ever been puzzled when your credit card was declined? Sometimes it’s a technical glitch like a worn-out magnetic stripe or a merchant’s intermittent communications system, but other times it turns out that your account has been frozen. Why would your account be frozen? It turns out that there are a few pretty good reasons why a… Read More

4 Ways to Get Cash Back on Your Back-to-School Shopping

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4 Ways to Get Cash Back on Your Back-to-School Shopping

4 Ways to Get Cash Back on Your Back-to-School Shopping

All across the country, students and their parents are descending on retailers in order to stock up on all of the necessary school supplies. And while stores will be offering all sorts of sales and promotions to attract shoppers, one of the best ways to save money on your back-to-school purchases is to have the right credit… Read More

Student Credit Card Offers: Should You Apply?

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Student Credit Card Offers: Should You Apply?

Student Credit Card Offers: Should You Apply?

As summer comes to a close, and college students prepare to return to school, many will be able to apply for their own credit card account for the first time. And as students browse through the credit cards offered, they might be tempted to apply for a credit card specifically marketed to students, but is this… Read More

4 Signs You Should Dump That Store Credit Card

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4 Signs You Should Dump That Store Credit Card

4 Signs You Should Dump That Store Credit Card

Are you often tempted to apply for a store credit card when offered a discount? If so, then you might have more than a few store credit card accounts open. And while the discounts and perks that these cards offer can be nice, store cards are not always the most competitive products. So if you are… Read More

Visa vs. Mastercard: What’s the Difference?

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Visa vs. Mastercard: What’s the Difference?

Visa vs. Mastercard: What’s the Difference?

The names Visa and MasterCard are paired nearly as frequently as Minneapolis and St. Paul or Dallas and Fort Worth. But while these major cities are close neighbors, Visa and MasterCard are large payment networks that compete against each other. But to cardholders, Visa and MasterCard sometimes appear to be interchangeable. What’s the Difference? To most credit… Read More

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