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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.

3 Things You Should Absolutely Never Do With a Credit Card

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3 Things You Should Absolutely Never Do With a Credit Card

3 Things You Should Absolutely Never Do With a Credit Card

There are two kinds of credit card advice. What you will most commonly hear are smart recommendations for how to use your credit card. These tips typically include ways to minimize your debt and maximize your rewards while avoiding fees. And while these can be valuable suggestions, some people ignore them and continue to use their credit cards,... Read More

Is That Annual Fee Credit Card Worth It?

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Is That Annual Fee Credit Card Worth It?

Is That Annual Fee Credit Card Worth It?

Is your credit card’s annual fee worth it? Since there are still many credit cards available without an annual fee, this is an important question for all cardholders. To find out if your card’s annual fee is worth paying, you have to consider your spending habits, add up the value of the rewards and benefits you could... Read More

The Right Way to Close a Credit Card

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The Right Way to Close a Credit Card

The Right Way to Close a Credit Card

Are you done with one of your credit cards? If so, then you might be looking to close the account. It sound’s like a simple task, but there can actually be much more to it than people think. First, you have to consider your reasons for closing your account, and then you have to do it... Read More

4 Reasons People Are Afraid of Credit Cards

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4 Reasons People Are Afraid of Credit Cards

4 Reasons People Are Afraid of Credit Cards

In the wake of the Great Recession and subsequent credit crisis, many Americans found themselves afraid of debt and eager to avoid anything that could be associated with it, such as a credit card. Certainly, it’s possible for any credit card user to make a costly mistake, but are credit cards really that scary? Here... Read More

Do I Need Good Credit to Get a Rewards Credit Card?

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Do I Need Good Credit to Get a Rewards Credit Card?

Do I Need Good Credit to Get a Rewards Credit Card?

U.S. credit card users are fortunate to enjoy a strong market full of reward cards that offer generous returns in the form of points, miles or cash back. But for many credit card users, the most attractive reward cards remain out of reach as they are offered only to those with “excellent” credit. Thankfully, there are some solid reward credit... Read More

Discover it vs. Chase Freedom: Which Should I Choose?

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Discover it vs. Chase Freedom: Which Should I Choose?

Discover it vs. Chase Freedom: Which Should I Choose?

When it comes to big cash-back rewards credit cards, you’ll often hear of two that offer 5% cash back — the Chase Freedom & the Discover it. Like the Chase Freedom, the Discover it offers 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent each quarter at select companies and categories of merchants, and 1% cash back on all... Read More

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