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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.

5 People Who Should Avoid Credit Cards Like the Plague

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5 People Who Should Avoid Credit Cards Like the Plague

5 People Who Should Avoid Credit Cards Like the Plague

Should you really be using a credit card? For people who manage their cards responsibly, the answer is probably yes. These credit card users enjoy the security and convenience of these products, while making use of helpful perks and even earning valuable rewards. At the same time, others continue to find credit cards detrimental to their finances… Read More

What Happens When You Miss a Credit Card Payment?

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What Happens When You Miss a Credit Card Payment?

What Happens When You Miss a Credit Card Payment?

Uh-oh! You just received your credit card statement, and it shows large interest rates and fees that you didn’t expect. And in bold letters, you are informed that it is because you missed a payment. At this point, several things may be happening to your account. Here’s a rundown. 1. You could be assessed a late fee. Most… Read More

The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards in America

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The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards in America

The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards in America

Hotel credit cards rival airline cards for a place in the wallets of travelers. For a long time, hotel cards were becoming a better value as airlines devalued their loyalty programs by making fewer award seats available and requiring more miles to reserve them. But in 2013, as hotel occupancy rates rebounded, several of the major hotel chains… Read More

The Credit Card Perk That Can Save You Big Money

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The Credit Card Perk That Can Save You Big Money

The Credit Card Perk That Can Save You Big Money

When you buy something, how do you know if you’re getting the best price? You never do, because no matter how hard you shop around, the price can always fall after you make your purchase. Thankfully, many credit cards come with some kind of price guarantee policy that can offer cardholders the lowest price, even if… Read More

7 Reasons to Use Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

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7 Reasons to Use Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

7 Reasons to Use Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

It’s hard to overstate the importance of holiday shopping in America. Every year, shoppers enjoy it, retailers count on it, and gift recipients are delighted. And after finding the best bargains, the next-greatest challenge shoppers face is to choose a method of payment. If you use credit cards responsibly, they can be a great tool for protecting… Read More

6 Times You Should Use a Credit Card Instead of a Debit Card

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6 Times You Should Use a Credit Card Instead of a Debit Card

6 Times You Should Use a Credit Card Instead of a Debit Card

In the wake of the Great Recession, debit cards became increasingly popular among many who wanted to avoid the possibility of incurring debt. In fact, debit cards have several important qualities that credit cards lack, and there are times that even the biggest credit card fans should use their debit cards. Likewise, there are also some instances that… Read More

The 5 Worst Credit Card Mistakes You Can Make

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The 5 Worst Credit Card Mistakes You Can Make

The 5 Worst Credit Card Mistakes You Can Make

Like any powerful tool, credit cards can be useful or harmful, depending on how they are used. Used wisely, credit cards offer a secure and convenient method of payment along with impressive benefits and valuable rewards. Yet when cardholders make mistakes, it can lead to costly fees, interest charges, debt and ruined credit. So keeping… Read More

The Best Airline Miles Credit Cards in America

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The Best Airline Miles Credit Cards in America

The Best Airline Miles Credit Cards in America

Credit card users love airline miles, but the relationship has become a bit strained in recent years. Sure, cardholders are excited by the idea of award travel, but the reality of earning miles and then trying to find an available award seat leaves much to be desired. Airlines are continuously changing the rules of their… Read More

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