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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 Credit Cards You Can Get While You’re Still in College

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5 Credit Cards You Can Get While You’re Still in College

5 Credit Cards You Can Get While You’re Still in College

Credit card use in college can be both risky and full of opportunities. As young adults with limited experience managing their own personal finances, college students risk incurring debt that can take years to pay off, while potentially incurring costly late fees and penalty interest rates if they miss a payment. But credit cards also offer... Read More

7 Signs You’re Ready for an Annual Fee Credit Card

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7 Signs You’re Ready for an Annual Fee Credit Card

7 Signs You’re Ready for an Annual Fee Credit Card

Some people simply prefer credit cards with no annual fee. Perhaps they don’t feel the additional value they would receive justifies paying an annual fee, or perhaps they just don’t want to pay to use a credit card on principle. Whether you’re one of these people or you’re simply taking an interest in a new... Read More

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Airline Credit Card

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6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Airline Credit Card

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Airline Credit Card

These days, most airline amenities, like lounge access, in-air meals and, even, extra personal space, require flyers to pay a fee or spring for higher airfare. Thankfully, the airlines are willing to offer many of these benefits back to their most frequent travelers, as well as those who hold their co-branded credit cards. So, if you... Read More

Do I Need a Chip & PIN Credit Card When I’m Abroad?

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Do I Need a Chip & PIN Credit Card When I’m Abroad?

Do I Need a Chip & PIN Credit Card When I’m Abroad?

Consumers are starting to notice a growing adoption of embedded microchips in credit cards as opposed to magnetic stripes. These chips, often called EMV smart chips, have been in use in Europe and other parts of the world for more than a decade. Now that U.S. consumers are being issued cards with these chips, it would appear these cards... Read More

The Credit Cards That Will Get You Past the Bouncer

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The Credit Cards That Will Get You Past the Bouncer

The Credit Cards That Will Get You Past the Bouncer

Do you enjoy going to special events? Unfortunately, it’s become increasingly difficult to obtain tickets to the most popular sports and entertainment extravaganzas, and there’s many other experiences that never offer passes to the general public. Some credit cards, however, can offer you access to these events, including VIP experiences that can provide a glimpse... Read More

How Much Do I Have to Spend to Get VIP Credit Card Perks?

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How Much Do I Have to Spend to Get VIP Credit Card Perks?

How Much Do I Have to Spend to Get VIP Credit Card Perks?

Don’t you love it when you get VIP treatment? It’s especially appreciated when you’re traveling and you can enjoy perks like priority service and upgrades to a better airplane seat or hotel room. And as some frequent travelers know, the key to earning VIP treatment can be holding the right credit cards. Some credit cards offer elite... Read More

5 Things You Need to Do When You Lose Your Credit Card

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5 Things You Need to Do When You Lose Your Credit Card

5 Things You Need to Do When You Lose Your Credit Card

You’re digging through your wallet to find a credit card, and realize it’s missing. At that moment, you’re not just bothered by the inconvenience of needing to use a different payment method, you’re also worried about the hassle of replacing your card and possibly dealing with fraudulent charges. But look at the bright side: American credit card... Read More

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