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Susan Shain
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Susan Shain

Susan is a freelance writer who specializes in turning complex financial topics into engaging and accessible articles. She's been writing about personal finance for six years, and was previously the senior writer at The Penny Hoarder and a staff writer at Student Loan Hero. Her personal finance writing has also appeared in publications like The New York Times, MarketWatch, and Lifehacker.

ARTICLES BY SUSAN SHAIN
The Ultimate Guide to Chase Ultimate Rewards
16 Chase Sapphire Preferred Benefits (All This for a $95 Annual Fee?)
The 5 Worst Credit Cards (And What to Consider Instead)
Chase Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection: Which Cards Have It, and How to Use It
9 Types of Credit Cards — Which Is Right for You?
6 Best Credit Cards for International Travel
Credit Card Travel Insurance: Everything You Need to Know (Plus 3 Best Cards)
22 Amex Platinum Card Benefits That Might Be Worth Its $550 Annual Fee
Amex Gold vs. Amex Platinum: Here’s How to Choose
Visa vs. Mastercard: What’s the Difference? Which Should You Choose?
7 Best Credit Cards for Building Credit
18 Amazing Chase Sapphire Reserve Benefits (and How to Make the Most of Them)
Priority Pass Select: How It Works (and Credit Cards That Have It)
United Airlines Credit Cards: Here’s Our Top Pick
Alaska Airlines Credit Cards: The Amazing Perk You Need to Know About
3 Ways to Get Credit Cards for Teenagers — Plus Our Favorite Strategy
How to Set a Travel Notice for Your Credit Cards (Including Chase)
How to Get TSA PreCheck Free: Try These 5 Credit Cards
Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Preferred: 7 Reasons Why the Reserve Is King
Here’s the Best Credit Card for Groceries, Plus 6 Runners-Up
The 6 Best Credit Cards for Rebuilding Your Credit
American Airlines Credit Cards: Here’s How to Pick the Right One for You
Annual Income for Credit Card Applications: Everything You Need to Know
No Credit Check Credit Cards (And Why We Don’t Recommend Them)
What Are Contactless Credit Cards? And How Do I Get One?
What’s a Grace Period for a Credit Card? The Secret to Never Paying Interest
What Is a Credit Card CVV Number? Where to Find Your Security Code
How Credit Cards With Car Rental Insurance Could Save You Big Bucks
What Is a Credit Card Balance? Not Knowing Could Cost You
Can You Buy a Money Order With a Credit Card?
What Are the World’s Most Exclusive Luxury Credit Cards? Here Are 8
Can You Make a Mortgage Payment By Credit Card? Everything You Need to Know
Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Amex Platinum: Which One Is Better for You? 
The Ultimate Guide to Air Miles Credit Cards (Plus Our 7 Favorites)
Can I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card? Yes, But You Might Not Want To
Delta Credit Cards: Which One Should You Pick?
How the Free ShopRunner Amex Benefit Will Get You 2-Day Shipping at 140 Stores
Credit Union Credit Cards: Their Pros and Cons, Plus 5 to Consider
Chase Freedom vs. Freedom Unlimited: This One’s Probably a Better Choice
What Does FICO Stand For? The Answer Will Help Your Finances
5 Southwest Credit Card Offers That Could Help You Fly for Free
What Is a Good APR for a Credit Card? (And Why It Matters Less Than You Think)
12 Best First Credit Cards (And All the Credit Questions You Were Afraid to Ask)
Can You Pay a Credit Card With a Credit Card?
FICO Score vs. Credit Score: What’s the Difference?
How to Apply for Business Credit Cards (Even If You Don’t Think You Qualify)
Can You Pay Rent With Credit Cards? Is It Smart?
The Surprising Truth About APR vs. Interest Rate for Credit Cards
How Does a Credit Card Work? Here’s an Easy-to-Understand Guide and Credit Card Definition
Want to Apply for a Credit Card? Read This First
Can You Buy Bitcoin With a Credit Card? Should You?