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Jason Steele

My family travels the globe using credit card rewards. My tips have been featured on MSN, Consumerist, and Business Traveler Magazine.

Latest articles by Jason Steele

5 Questions to Ask Before Signing Up for a New Credit Card

Getting a new credit might mean more rewards, or just a better utilization ratio. Just be sure you understand the ins and outs before you sign.

How a Credit Card Cash Advance Costs You More Than a Purchase

The convenience of cash advance comes at a cost. Usually, a pretty steep one.

Best Credit Cards For Drugstores and Pharmacy Items

Earn more rewards for your drugstore and pharmacy purchases with these credit cards.

Best Credit Cards to Use For a Home Renovation

Use these credit cards to earn cash back and rewards for home renovation and remodeling purchases.

8 Most Common Mistakes When Doing a Balance Transfer to Eliminate Debt

Balance transfer cards can be a great tool to pay off your debt faster, but there are also costly errors you should try to avoid.

5 Costly Credit Card Mistakes You Might Be Making

Want more from your credit cards? Change these bad habits

6 Credit Card Mistakes That Could Be Ruining Your Credit

Your credit score is vital to your financial health. Don't let these common credit card errors tank it.

Avoid These 6 Mistakes Newbies Make With Their First Credit Cards

Getting your first credit card allows you to enter the financial mainstream. Be sure to avoid these common mistakes that can cost you.

Should You Sign Up for That Store Credit Card?

Store credit cards are sometimes good for building credit. But their terms can make them less attractive than many other cards. Should you get one?

Don't Make These 6 Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Mistakes

There's nothing wrong with signing up for a new credit card to get in on the bonuses — just don't make these mistakes and lose out.

7 Ways to Save Loads of Money Using Credit Cards

Few financial products are as versatile and powerful as a credit card. Here are seven ways they can save you money.

How to Get Cash While Traveling Abroad

You're going to need cash when you travel abroad, but you don't need to pay all those fees and surcharges. Here's how.

4 Reasons Credit Is Safer Than Debit

If you're prone to overspending, a debit card may be your best bet. For everyone else, credit cards are the safer choice.

Same-As-Cash Store Offers vs. 0% Intro APR Credit Cards — Which Is Right for You?

Your favorite store may offer a "same as cash" deal with no-interest financing. Beware — it's not the same as getting 0% APR on new purchases.

How to Return Items Through Your Credit Card If the Store Refuses

Credit card policies can get you a refund when the store refuses. Just be sure to read the fine print.

6 Types of Travel Insurance Credit Cards Include That You Didn't Know About

Before you pony up for travel insurance, check your credit card benefits first. You may already be covered by policies you didn't even know existed.

How Credit Cards Protect Your Purchases From Damage or Theft

You loved your fab new camera until your kid broke it. Check the fine print on your credit card account — you may be eligible for a free replacement.

How One Man Used Credit Card Rewards to Go to the Last 11 Super Bowls

And this year one super cardholder will make it 12 in a row.

How Free Extended Warranties Work on Credit Cards

Did your pricey purchase break just months after your warranty expired? Your credit card has you covered.

Simple Guide to Evaluating a Credit Card With an Annual Fee

Cards with annual fees often offer bigger rewards and better perks, but how do you know if you're actually coming out ahead?