About Jason Steele

Jason Steele is a travel and credit card expert. He contributes regularly to The Points Guy and a variety of notable travel and finance publications. Jason lives in Denver and enjoys traveling with his family and cycling. Follow Jason on Twitter @realjasonsteele.

How to Protect Yourself from Antiquated Airline Computers That Could Ruin Your Trip

This flight almost didn't happen. In 2012, United Airlines experienced three major crashes. Fortunately, it was their computer systems that crashed, not their airplanes. Nevertheless, hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled and tens of thousands of passengers were inconvenienced during the systems failures of August 29th, June 15th, and on November 15. But it doesn't take a major systems failure for an airline's computer system to keep you from where … [Read more...]

The Five Best Credit And Charge Cards You’ve Never Heard Of

When you spend most of your days writing about credit cards, like I do, you become somewhat of a credit card connoisseur. And just as a self-respecting wine enthusiast isn't going to offer you a cheap box of wine from the corner liquor store, I am please to present you with a selection of some of the finest, and least appreciated credit and charge cards on the market. Morgan Stanley American Express Platinum - No list of fine cards would be complete without a mention … [Read more...]

The Key To Earning Free Travel With Your Credit Card

Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal in Thailand Airline frequent flier miles have a bad reputation these days. And they deserve it. Carriers keep dangling the prospect of a free flight in front of their customers, only to offer no availability at the lowest mileage levels when it comes time to redeem miles for award flights. Worse, they add booking fees and fuel surcharges to what was once a free flight after taxes. Fortunately, there are still ways to find … [Read more...]

5 Easy Ways To Use Credit Cards Wisely and Make Them Work For You

When I was first asked to start writing about credit cards five years ago, I wasn’t even sure what the point was. At the time, I believed that credit cards were simple products and that using them is just as easy as paying any bill on time. After years of researching and writing about nearly every piece of information on the subject that is publicly available, (and some nuggets that weren’t), I learned that these little plastic cards are complex, yet powerful … [Read more...]

The Single Most Important Money Saving Tip

Editor's note: over the next few weeks I've invited Jason Steele, friend and freelance writer, to contribute some of his ideas for handling your finances, making the most of your travel, as well as some advanced credit card rewards strategies. Here's Jason... If you have read many personal finance articles, you have probably seen no shortage of lists. Grabby titles like “10 Ways To Save Money Right Now!,” and “16 Things Your Are Wasting Money On” are the staple of … [Read more...]