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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.

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

[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 law caps late fees at $27 for the first late payment and forbids these fees from exceeding the amount of the... 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

What Exactly Is a Charge Card?

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What Exactly Is a Charge Card?

What Exactly Is a Charge Card?

Charge cards are kind of like a cousin to the standard credit card. These payment cards evolved from systems that allowed customers to “run a tab” at retailers. Today, some charge cards are still offered as an alternative to traditional credit cards, but you may still be wondering exactly what they are. Here’s what you should... Read More

7 Times You Shouldn’t Use Your Credit Card

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7 Times You Shouldn’t Use Your Credit Card

7 Times You Shouldn’t Use Your Credit Card

There are many great reasons that you might choose to use your credit card rather than other forms of payment. Credit cards can offer valuable rewards in the form of points, miles and cash back, and allow you to finance purchases over time. In addition, credit cards come with robust legal protections against fraudulent charges... Read More

Can I Get a Temporary Credit Card?

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Can I Get a Temporary Credit Card?

Can I Get a Temporary Credit Card?

Do you need a credit card, but just for a short time? When we need a car, we can rent one, and there are even services that allow you to borrow formal wear in person or by mail. Credit cards don’t really work like that. You can’t exactly rent one from an issuer and cardholder... Read More

Is Your Credit Card Interest Rate Too High?

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Is Your Credit Card Interest Rate Too High?

Is Your Credit Card Interest Rate Too High?

Nobody likes paying credit card interest, and as unsecured debt, credit cards will typically have higher interest rates than other types of loans such as a mortgage or a car loan. And unlike a mortgage or a student loan, credit card interest is never tax-deductible. Therefore, it can be very important to know if your... Read More

Which Credit Card Is Dead Weight in Your Wallet?

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Which Credit Card Is Dead Weight in Your Wallet?

Which Credit Card Is Dead Weight in Your Wallet?

Do you have too many credit cards? Perhaps you are having trouble managing all of your open accounts, or are unable to pay the annual fees for all the cards that you have. If you’ve decided that you don’t need some of your credit card accounts, then you should carefully consider which are the best... Read More

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