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Jason Steele

Jason Steele

Jason Steele is a freelance writer and an expert in credit cards, travel, and general personal finance. He has been writing about credit and credit cards since 2008, and is widely recognized as one of the leading experts in this industry. Jason also has a broad range of experience writing about travel subjects including family travel, loyalty programs, destinations, and service articles (the how-to of travel).

Articles by Jason Steele

8 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score
Credit Score

8 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Updated on November 16, 2021
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8 Min Read
Credit score is almost entirely within your control, and there are many steps that you can take to improve it. Here are 8 ways you can improve your credit score.
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What Is a Soft Credit Check?
Credit Score

What Is a Soft Credit Check?

Updated on November 16, 2021
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5 Min Read
A soft credit check is an inquiry used to check credit for pre-approval or informational purposes. Unlike hard credit checks, soft credit checks do not affect credit scores.
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Does Debt Consolidation Hurt Your Credit Score?
Credit Score

Does Debt Consolidation Hurt Your Credit Score?

Updated on November 21, 2021
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5 Min Read
Successful debt consolidation will help your credit by allowing you to reduce or eliminate your debt sooner, while paying less in interest charges.
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What Is a Hard Inquiry?
Credit Score

What Is a Hard Inquiry?

Updated on November 16, 2021
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4 Min Read
A hard inquiry is the result of an application for new credit, and is unlikely to significantly hurt your credit score.
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How to Consolidate Credit Card Debt
Personal Finance

How to Consolidate Credit Card Debt

Updated on November 21, 2021
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5 Min Read
There are several ways to consolidate your credit debt in order to simplify your finances and allow you to pay off your balances sooner.
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What Credit Score Is Needed to Buy a House?
Mortgages

What Credit Score Is Needed to Buy a House?

Updated on November 21, 2021
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7 Min Read
Having sufficient credit is essential to being approved for a mortgage, and it’s important to know what credit score you need to be approved.
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Reverse Mortgage: What It Is & How Does It Work
Mortgages

Reverse Mortgage: What It Is & How Does It Work

Updated on August 30, 2021
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5 Min Read
A reverse mortgage is a loan that homeowners can receive, which is repaid when they move from their home or die, and the home is sold.
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How to Refinance Your Mortgage
Mortgages

How to Refinance Your Mortgage

Updated on November 8, 2021
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7 Min Read
A home mortgage refinance gives you the opportunity to replace your existing loan with a new one that offers lower rates and more favorable terms.
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Second Mortgage: Everything You Need to Know
Mortgages

Second Mortgage: Everything You Need to Know

Updated on November 21, 2021
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8 Min Read
A second mortgage is a loan that’s secured by a lien on your property. Second mortgages can be used for home equity loan or home equity line of credit.
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What Is a Roth IRA?
Retirement

What Is a Roth IRA?

Updated on October 21, 2021
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9 Min Read
The Roth IRA is a great way to save for retirement, as you can access your savings without having to pay taxes on it when the time comes to withdraw.
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How to Withdraw Money From Your 401(k)
Retirement

How to Withdraw Money From Your 401(k)

Updated on October 21, 2021
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8 Min Read
How to Withdraw Money From Your 401(k) including penalties and several options for how to avoid them such as COVID early withdrawals and hardship withdrawals.
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