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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 Boost Your Odds of Getting Approved for a Credit Card

Credit Cards

How to Boost Your Odds of Getting Approved for a Credit Card

How to Boost Your Odds of Getting Approved for a Credit Card

Everyone hates rejection. And while a personal rejection stings, having a credit card application rejected can be even worse. Applicants may feel that a card issuer has made a judgment on their entire credit history and found them lacking. In fact, even people with high credit scores can be declined and wonder why. Thankfully, here are six techniques that you can… Read More

How to Put Your Credit Cards on Pause

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How to Put Your Credit Cards on Pause

How to Put Your Credit Cards on Pause

If you are starting your new year with more debt than you anticipated, it might be a good time to consider avoiding credit card use for a while. Unfortunately, it’s the convenience of these products that make them so ripe for overspending, and some cardholders will be best served by switching to cash, debit cards,… Read More

5 Credit Cards to Consider If You’re in Serious Debt

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5 Credit Cards to Consider If You’re in Serious Debt

5 Credit Cards to Consider If You’re in Serious Debt

With the holidays behind us, many credit card users are starting 2015 with significant amounts of credit card debt. For some people, incurring serious debt will mean the end of their credit card use, at least for the immediate future. Yet others may decide to continue to use credit cards for a number of possible reasons…. Read More

Do You Need a Balance Transfer Credit Card?

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Do You Need a Balance Transfer Credit Card?

Do You Need a Balance Transfer Credit Card?

Have you spent too much money during the holidays and found yourself struggling with credit card debt? Then a balance transfer credit card might be one way to help you save money while you pay off your debt. Balance transfer credit cards offer 0% APR promotional financing for a limited time on existing balances that… Read More

How to Make Your Credit Card Debt More Manageable

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How to Make Your Credit Card Debt More Manageable

How to Make Your Credit Card Debt More Manageable

Credit card debt can be a brutal burden to carry around. With every passing day, each card’s average daily balance is calculated, and interest charges are assessed on every dollar of debt. Because unsecured debt that is never tax deductible, credit card interest charges can be far more costly than most home mortgages or student loans. Although there… Read More

5 Credit Card Habits to Adopt in the New Year

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5 Credit Card Habits to Adopt in the New Year

5 Credit Card Habits to Adopt in the New Year

What are your credit card habits? If you are like most people, you probably just use your credit cards to purchase goods and services while paying little attention to the details of your credit card usage. And by doing so, you risk paying too much in interest and fees, and can miss out on value rewards and… Read More

How to Pay Off Your Credit Cards By 2016

Managing Debt

How to Pay Off Your Credit Cards By 2016

How to Pay Off Your Credit Cards By 2016

If you are ringing in the new year with substantial credit card debt, then now is the time to create a strategy for paying it off in 2015. Doing so will allow you to save tremendously on interest charges while likely increasing your credit score and reducing your stress levels. So here are five ways to pay off… Read More

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

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