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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.

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

Can I Use My Company Credit Card to Earn Rewards?

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Can I Use My Company Credit Card to Earn Rewards?

Can I Use My Company Credit Card to Earn Rewards?

Ever wonder if you can use your company or business credit card to rack up rewards? You may be able to, depending on the card you’re carrying and/or your company’s policy. There are two types of business credit cards. The most common are small business credit cards issued by most major card issuers. The owner of... Read More

Can You Get Your Teen a Credit Card?

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Can You Get Your Teen a Credit Card?

Can You Get Your Teen a Credit Card?

Have you ever considered getting a credit card for your child? Some parents find that there can be advantages to entrusting their children with a credit card, as responsible kids can use it to make small purchases and for emergencies. And when parents realize that they can leverage the convenience of credit cards to send... Read More

5 Credit Cards for Foodies

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5 Credit Cards for Foodies

5 Credit Cards for Foodies

If your love of fine food leads you to dine out often, you might consider applying for a credit card that features extra rewards at restaurants and other foodie-friendly perks. The first thing to consider is additional points, miles or cash back for restaurant purchases. Beyond that, there are other features that foodies may want to consider. Some cards offer generous rewards... Read More

I Can’t Get a High-End Rewards Credit Card. What Are My Options?

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I Can’t Get a High-End Rewards Credit Card. What Are My Options?

I Can’t Get a High-End Rewards Credit Card. What Are My Options?

Many credit card users love the idea of earning valuable points, miles or cash back. But not every applicant gets approved for a premium rewards card. The reason is typically a low credit score due certain missteps, like bankruptcy, foreclosure, collection accounts, or missed payments. Other people may have their applications for a rewards card denied simply because... Read More

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