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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 to Spring Clean Your Wallet

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

4 Store Credit Cards for Shopaholics

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4 Store Credit Cards for Shopaholics

4 Store Credit Cards for Shopaholics

Are you someone who spends plenty of time and money shopping? Maybe you have a large family and you’re constantly stocking up on staples. Or perhaps you really like to shop for the latest and greatest, but you like to find the best deals too, including the best credit card to use. If this sounds... Read More

6 Signs You Might Want to ‘Ice’ Your Credit Card

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6 Signs You Might Want to ‘Ice’ Your Credit Card

6 Signs You Might Want to ‘Ice’ Your Credit Card

Do you ever feel like you should be taking a break from your credit cards? Sure, credit cards can be a secure, convenient and powerful financial tool, but sometimes we aren’t smart about using them and can find ourselves in trouble. Many Americans have gone into debt by relying heavily on their plastic. When balances climb too high, some... Read More

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