Posts by Jason Steele
Jan 19, 2012 - It's no fun suffering in lines and sitting in coach, especially when others are allowed to break all the rules. What makes them so special? They've got status.
Jan 16, 2012 - Don't let yourself become a victim of the phony claim game. By taking plenty of precautions, as well as pictures, you can tell shifty rental car companies to find a different mark.
Jan 13, 2012 - International travelers aren't the only ones who need to be aware of unnecessary credit card fees. Did you know that shopping from home can still cost you a "foreign transaction fee"?
Jan 06, 2012 - Online travel portals offer convenience and low prices, but you need to be aware of some drawbacks.
Jan 02, 2012 - In 2011, it was proven once again that truth is stranger than fiction. If we can learn a few lessons about these bizarre travel stories, perhaps we can reach our destinations without generating new ones.
Dec 29, 2011 - Credit card reward programs are an ever-shifting landscape. Here's are some trends to watch for in 2012.
Dec 22, 2011 - Your credit card issuer profits off every transaction – even when you donate to a nonprofit. Here's how to make sure more of your money is getting to the people who need it.
Dec 20, 2011 - Lost credit card claims climb 19 percent during the holidays. Here are some steps to prevent lost credit cards and what to do when it happens to you.
Dec 16, 2011 - If you're a guy shopping for jewelry, you're right to be nervous. But follow these five steps and your trip to the jewelry store will be a little less intimidating.
Dec 16, 2011 - Between rising costs and an uncertain economy, we're all looking for new ways to save money. But instead of looking for the one-time big score, try saving a little bit each month. It adds up.
Dec 15, 2011 - Don't let a bank's computer get away with a bad decision about your good credit. Give them a call and offer them a good reason to change their mind. If you have a high credit score and a good payment history, they probably will.
Dec 09, 2011 - Holiday tipping is a touchy subject in a tough economy. Here are three ways to tip within your budget, and three more standard tips on tipping.
Dec 08, 2011 - These cards have high annual fees, but don't cut them up until you price them out – they could be worth your while.
Dec 08, 2011 - It seems there's one thing Democratic and Republican senators might agree on these days: forcing out-of-state companies to collect sales tax for online purchases. A bill has been proposed, but until it passes, here's what you can do now to pocket the cash that might otherwise go to the taxman.
Dec 05, 2011 - Frequent flier programs can change at the whim of the airlines – and rarely in your favor. Here's how to shield yourself (and your miles) from their devious ways.