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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 Balance Transfer Credit Cards With No (or Low) Transfer Fees

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5 Balance Transfer Credit Cards With No (or Low) Transfer Fees

5 Balance Transfer Credit Cards With No (or Low) Transfer Fees

Balance transfer credit cards can be a fantastic way to avoid interest charges while you pay off your balance, but they do have an important catch that can trip up prospective cardholders: Most credit cards offering promotional balance transfers impose a 3% balance transfer fee on the amount transferred, which gets tacked on to the new balance. Thankfully, there are just... Read More

6 Credit Cards That Hit the Market This Year

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6 Credit Cards That Hit the Market This Year

6 Credit Cards That Hit the Market This Year

Each fall, automakers release new products for the next model year. There are always a few new models to get excited about, and nearly all cars receive some kind of update to encourage new sales. If only credit card users were so lucky. In the credit card industry, new products are released sporadically in response to changing... Read More

5 Credit Cards That Can Take the Sting Out of Your Debt Until 2017

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5 Credit Cards That Can Take the Sting Out of Your Debt Until 2017

5 Credit Cards That Can Take the Sting Out of Your Debt Until 2017

Did you spend a little too much over the holidays? If so, you’re probably nervous about opening up your credit card statements in January. Fortunately, there is a way to postpone repayment without incurring costly interest charges. There are many credit cards that offer new applicants 0% APR promotional financing on balance transfers. By law, these limited time... Read More

I Have So-So Credit. What Are My Credit Card Options?

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I Have So-So Credit. What Are My Credit Card Options?

I Have So-So Credit. What Are My Credit Card Options?

Some people are lucky enough to stroll through life with excellent credit, while others are stuck trying to rebuild their poor credit. While these two groups enjoy plenty of credit cards designed for their needs, those whose credit falls somewhere in between are often left wondering about options. Fortunately, there are plenty of excellent credit cards for those with fair... Read More

Do You Need a Business Credit Card?

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Do You Need a Business Credit Card?

Do You Need a Business Credit Card?

Do you run a small business such as your own company or anything from babysitting to reselling goods online? If so, then you may qualify for credit cards designed for small business use. Once you know this, the question becomes, do you really need one? Here’s how to tell. The Perks of a Business Credit Card The main reason small... Read More

Paying Over the Phone With a Credit Card: Are There Risks?

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Paying Over the Phone With a Credit Card: Are There Risks?

Paying Over the Phone With a Credit Card: Are There Risks?

Ever wondered what the difference is between using your credit card over the phone versus in person or online? When you use your credit card to make purchases by phone, some things work just as they do when you hand your card over. But there are also some major distinctions. Verbal authorizations of credit card purchases by phone are declining... Read More

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