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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.

6 Ways Chasing Credit Card Rewards Can Backfire

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6 Ways Chasing Credit Card Rewards Can Backfire

6 Ways Chasing Credit Card Rewards Can Backfire

There is a lot to like about credit card rewards. Cardholders can earn valuable points, miles and cash back just for spending money on things that they would normally buy. But at the same time, the temptation of rewards can lead cardholders to make unwise decisions that will ultimately cost them more money than any rewards… Read More

5 Credit Cards to Help You Build Credit

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5 Credit Cards to Help You Build Credit

5 Credit Cards to Help You Build Credit

Do you need to build your credit? Perhaps you are a young adult who has never had a credit card, or maybe you are a new arrival to the U.S. without a credit history here. Others may need to build credit after having gone decades without applying for any type of loan. Thankfully, the right credit… Read More

4 Alternatives to Apple Pay

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4 Alternatives to Apple Pay

4 Alternatives to Apple Pay

Last year, Apple captured the imagination of technology enthusiasts and credit card users alike when it introduced its Apple Pay mobile payments system. No longer would credit card users need to carry around a bulging wallet filled with myriad credit cards — their smartphones could simply be waived in front of a payment terminal. That payment process has… Read More

The Best Simple Credit Card in America

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The Best Simple Credit Card in America

The Best Simple Credit Card in America

For credit card customers who are burned out on the complexity of many credit card offers — in particular, costly and complicated fee structures and penalty rates — you might want to consider the simple credit card. Simple credit cards are just what the name implies: straightforward card deals with good interest rates and as… Read More

5 Credit Cards for Cruise Lovers

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5 Credit Cards for Cruise Lovers

5 Credit Cards for Cruise Lovers

You can have a whirlwind vacation without having to move from hotel to hotel. In fact, on a cruise your hotel room moves along with you. But besides having a more hassle-free vibe, there are many rewards credit cards that offer cruisers ways to save money on their voyages and earn extra rewards on the money… Read More

Should I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card?

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Should I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card?

Should I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card?

Beyond the cold weather and snowstorms many Americans are facing this winter, a lot of us are also staring down a large tax payment. And when it comes time to pay what we owe, we actually have several choices when it comes to the method of payment. Unfortunately, many of us choose a form of payment that costs… Read More

The Move That Put Delta in the Hot Seat With Frequent Fliers

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The Move That Put Delta in the Hot Seat With Frequent Fliers

The Move That Put Delta in the Hot Seat With Frequent Fliers

Earning credit card rewards in the form of frequent flier miles isn’t very easy these days. Card issuers must clearly inform their customers how many miles they will earn for various transactions, but it has been up to airlines to inform their customers how many miles they need for tickets to various destinations. Now, that appears to be… Read More

4 Times It Makes Sense to Close a Credit Card

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4 Times It Makes Sense to Close a Credit Card

4 Times It Makes Sense to Close a Credit Card

Should you keep your credit card or cancel it? This question comes up often, especially when the annual fee is due. At that time, cardholders will often want to re-evaluate their use of a credit card, and close an account that they don’t need. Here are four times it may make sense for you to close a… Read More

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