Jason Steele Gravatar

Jason Steele

Contributor |  In Credit Cards, Personal Finance

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.

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

Credit Cards

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

Credit Cards

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

How to Spring Clean Your Wallet

Credit Cards

How to Spring Clean Your Wallet

How to Spring Clean Your Wallet

As the grass turns green again, and the days get longer, many Americans are undergoing their annual ritual of spring cleaning. Not only is this habit healthy for your household, but it can also make sense for your wallet. Here are some tips on how to do it. 1. Pay Down Your Debt About half of... Read More

JetBlue Is Rolling Out 3 New Credit Cards

Credit Cards

JetBlue Is Rolling Out 3 New Credit Cards

JetBlue Is Rolling Out 3 New Credit Cards

If you’re looking for a credit card to earn miles you typically have to pay an annual fee, which isn’t worth it for some infrequent travelers. And among the airline credit cards that do have an annual fee, cardholders are generally only rewarded with 2x points for airline purchases, which is no longer competitive with other cards. But... Read More

6 Ways You Can Lose Your Credit Card Rewards

Credit Cards

6 Ways You Can Lose Your Credit Card Rewards

6 Ways You Can Lose Your Credit Card Rewards

Your points, miles and cash back are not nearly as secure as the money you deposit in a federally secured bank. Your credit card rewards are subject to some rules and terms that you need to follow in order to redeem and use them. Credit card rewards come in several different forms, and each has... Read More

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Basic Credit Card

Credit Cards

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Basic Credit Card

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Basic Credit Card

Do you use a credit card that doesn’t earn rewards? Doing so can be a smart choice if you tend to carry a balance since basic credit cards typically offer lower annual percentage rates (APRs) than rewards credit cards. Non-rewards cards also make sense if you’re tempted to make additional purchases to earn more rewards. But just because you... Read More

5 Credit Cards for the Perpetually Lazy

Credit Cards

5 Credit Cards for the Perpetually Lazy

5 Credit Cards for the Perpetually Lazy

Do you enjoy waking up at the crack of noon? Do you sometimes have trouble remembering exactly when to make your credit card’s monthly payment? If so, then you might be a perpetually lazy credit card user. There’s no shame to that, and if you don’t want to change your habits, so you might as well embrace... Read More

6 Credit Cards for New Homeowners

Credit Cards

6 Credit Cards for New Homeowners

6 Credit Cards for New Homeowners

As the economy strengthens and the housing market heats up, many Americans are becoming new homeowners. Moving into a new house is a big deal, but it’s just the first step to making a home. You’ll still need to buy furniture, window coverings, or decor and possibly even pay for renovations. For many new homeowners, the right credit card... Read More

5 Credit Cards For New Parents

Credit Cards

5 Credit Cards For New Parents

5 Credit Cards For New Parents

New parents certainly have a lot on their minds — and a laundry list of purchases they need to make that may be weighing down their wallet (I should know — I’m currently awaiting the imminent arrival of my third child). A good credit card can help make life with a new baby a little bit easier,... Read More

Show Me More by Jason Steele

Certain credit cards and other financial products mentioned in this and other articles on Credit.com News & Advice may also be offered through Credit.com product pages, and Credit.com will be compensated if our users apply for and ultimately sign up for any of these cards or products. However, this relationship does not result in any preferential editorial treatment.