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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.

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

What Is Credit Card Surfing?

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What Is Credit Card Surfing?

What Is Credit Card Surfing?

Twenty years ago, the phrase “surfing the web” became a popular way of describing how millions of Americans were starting to use the Internet by quickly browsing from one website to another. Today, this is pretty much how we all use our computers and even smartphones. Lately, the term “credit card surfing” is becoming a... Read More

Help! I Can’t Pay My Credit Card This Month

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Help! I Can’t Pay My Credit Card This Month

Help! I Can’t Pay My Credit Card This Month

When you’re not sure if you can pay your credit card bill each month, it can be excruciating just to look at your statement. When this happens, your total outstanding balance will jump out at you, and even the amount of your minimum payment can cause your pulse to race. If you are having trouble... Read More

6 Things to Do If Your Credit Card Balances Are Creeping Up

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6 Things to Do If Your Credit Card Balances Are Creeping Up

6 Things to Do If Your Credit Card Balances Are Creeping Up

About half of all Americans use their credit cards strictly as a method of payment, avoiding interest charges by paying each statement balance in full. The other half will frequently (or always) carry a balance on their credit cards. And while most credit card users will tell themselves that they have their debt under control,... Read More

5 Credit Cards Worth Writing Home About

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5 Credit Cards Worth Writing Home About

5 Credit Cards Worth Writing Home About

[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.] Americans are constantly being astounded by the promise of innovative new products such as self-driving cars, wearable electronics and... Read More

How Fast Can I Get a New Credit Card?

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How Fast Can I Get a New Credit Card?

How Fast Can I Get a New Credit Card?

[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.] You’ve found the perfect credit card and have been approved, but now the wait begins for it to actually arrive in the... Read More

4 Credit Cards for Business Travelers

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4 Credit Cards for Business Travelers

4 Credit Cards for Business Travelers

[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.] Business travel can be an exhausting way of life, as you can spend hours each week waiting in... Read More

3 Credit Cards That Don’t Charge Late Fees

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3 Credit Cards That Don’t Charge Late Fees

3 Credit Cards That Don’t Charge Late Fees

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners in our credit card marketplace. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] If you think credit card interest rates are high, then you should take a moment to calculate the effective interest rate of a late fee. Federal... Read More

The Biggest Mistake You’re Making on Your Credit Card Application

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The Biggest Mistake You’re Making on Your Credit Card Application

The Biggest Mistake You’re Making on Your Credit Card Application

It can be painful to have your credit card application rejected. Besides losing out on any rewards and benefits that you had hoped for, being denied a credit card can feel like your entire financial history has been judged and found inadequate. And while some applicants simply lack the credit history necessary to be approved... Read More

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