Jason Steele, The Points Guy

Jason Steele

The Points Guy

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

Returning from South Africa: A US family races to get home before all flights are canceled

One U.S. family's ordeal trying to return home from South Africa after airlines began shuttering service. → Read More

Traveling during the coronavirus crisis: One family's adventure overseas

One family's experience traveling from the U.S. to Israel to South Africa during the coronavirus threat. → Read More

Everything you need to know about currency exchanges

Here are the currency exchange basics and everything you need to know about foreign country purchases. Find out more at American Express’ Credit Intel. → Read More

Maximizing credit cards during retirement

We’ve partnered with American Express to bring you personal finance news, advice and more. Check out Credit Intel, Amex’s financial education center, for more personal finance content. Any offers or benefits mentioned below are subject to change at any time, and may no longer be available. Being retired can offer you the time that you’ve … → Read More

Planning Your Honeymoon With American Express Membership Rewards Points

We’ve partnered with American Express to bring you personal finance news, advice and more. Check out Credit Intel, Amex’s financial education center, for more personal finance content. Any offers or benefits mentioned below are subject to change at any time, and may no longer be available. Your honeymoon will not be just your first trip … → Read More

Paying rent and mortgages with a credit card

There is no publicly available, fee-free way to pay your rent or mortgage with a credit card, but it can sometimes make sense to incur a fee to pay your rent or mortgage with a credit card. → Read More

How Credit Scores Work

Credit scores are mysterious and that's not an accident. Nevertheless, credit scoring companies release enough information that experts are largely able to determine how these formulas work. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

5 ways to use credit cards responsibly

Credit cards can make life easier, but they can also create complications. Here are some helpful tips on how to use credit responsibly from American Express Credit Intel. → Read More

Credit Card Benefits are Changing: What's Going On?

Starting in 2018, key benefits began rapidly disappearing from the cards of some major issuers, even including some premium travel rewards cards that were known for their generous benefits. → Read More

Comparing the Amex Gold and Amex Green credit cards

A comparison between the Amex Gold and Amex Green card, including bonus categories, welcome offers and additional perks. → Read More

The Many Flavors of Barclays AAdvantage Aviator

Barclays is offering four different personal AAdvantage Aviator cards to former US Airways Premier World MasterCard holders, each with different benefits. → Read More

U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card review: Choose your own 5% cash-back categories

U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card overview U.S. Bank is one of the largest retail banks, and it offers plenty of credit cards as well. One of its strengths is in cash-back rewards cards. I know many award-travel enthusiasts who like earning some of their rewards as cash back, if only to help pay for … → Read More

What's the right number of credit cards to have?

To chose the right number of credit cards, you have to take into account your credit score, your rewards earning strategy and the need to manage your personal finances responsibly. → Read More

Travel credit cards that offer anniversary bonuses each year

These travel rewards cards offer perks each year you renew your account, from bonus points to free hotel nights. → Read More

Should You Pay Your Taxes With a Credit Card in 2020? An Expert Provides the Pros and Cons

IRS payment processors will charge a fee to pay taxes with a credit card online, which may or may not be worth the rewards that you can earn. → Read More

Review: Allegiant World MasterCard from Bank of America

The new Allegiant World MasterCard represents the first loyalty program for this carrier, but unfortunately it falls short when it comes to rewards and benefits. → Read More

Top Credit Cards for Either Cash Back or Travel Statement Credits

Top cash-back rewards credit cards include Fidelity Amex, Citi Double Cash, Barclays Arrival Plus, Capital One Venture, and Blue Cash Preferred. → Read More

The New 5x Kid on The Block: The ABOC Platinum Rewards Credit Card

The ABOC Platinum Rewards card offers up to 5x reward points on categories of purchases that change each quarter. → Read More

Everything you need to know about Amex’s baggage insurance plan

All about the American Express Baggage Insurance Plan, including info on eligibility and maximizing the policy to get reimbursed for lost or damaged luggage. → Read More

3 independent hotel loyalty programs worth knowing

If you prefer staying at unique properties, check out these three loyalty programs that reward stays at a variety of boutique hotels and more. → Read More