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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 MarketWatch and Lifehacker.


What Are the World’s Most Exclusive Luxury Credit Cards? Here Are 8
What Are the World’s Most Exclusive Luxury Credit Cards? Here Are 8
American Express Prepaid Cards: Read This Before Signing Up
20 United Explorer Card Benefits That Blow Its Annual Fee Out of the Water
20 Amex Gold Card Benefits That Might Make Up for Its Annual Fee
Admirals Club From American Airlines: This Credit Card Gets You In
Amex Offers: Your Secret to Discounts & Rewards
Dosh: Is This Cash Back App Your New Best Friend?
6 Tips for a Debt-Free Life — Even With Credit Cards
Chase DoorDash Benefits: How to Get Free Delivery and $120 in Credits
Credit Unions vs. Banks: 4 Key Differences You Should Know
Delta Sky Clubs: 4 Ways to Gain Access
Citi ThankYou Points: How to Earn, Redeem, and Maximize Them
LoungeBuddy: You Need This Tool If You Love Airport Lounges
11 Best Starter Credit Cards (And All the Credit Questions You Were Afraid to Ask)
Amazon Credit Cards: Are They Worth It?
Unsecured Credit Cards: Should You Apply for One?
How Do Cash Back Credit Cards Work? Plus Our 8 Favorites
J.P. Morgan Reserve: You Probably Can’t Get It, but You Can Get Its Twin
What Are Free Credit Cards? And Which Ones Are Best?
7 Advantages of Credit Cards, Plus How to Use Them Without Fear
American Express Membership Rewards: Everything You Need to Know
What Credit Card Should I Get? 3 Steps to Choosing the Right Card for You
Credit One vs. Capital One: Beware! They Are Very Different
Credit Card Companies: Which Are Biggest? And Which Are Best?
How to Get Free Breakfast (and Free Massages) With American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts
14 Visa Signature Benefits You Might Not Know About
How to Consolidate Credit Card Debt: Here Are 4 Options
Mobile Wallets vs. Digital Wallets: What’s the Difference?
The Centurion Lounge: How to Get Access to the High Life
How to Use Credit Cards: 6 Simple Rules to Follow
The Ultimate Guide to Chase Ultimate Rewards
19 Chase Sapphire Preferred Benefits (All This for a $95 Annual Fee?)
The 4 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)
20 Amex Platinum Card Benefits That Might Be Worth Its $695 Annual Fee
Amex Gold vs. Amex Platinum: Here’s How to Choose
Visa vs. Mastercard: What’s the Difference? Which Should You Choose?
Best Credit Cards for Beginners: 7 Cards to Build Credit
20 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 or Global Entry Free: Try These 5 Credit Cards
Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Preferred: 7 Reasons Why the Reserve Is King
2021’s Best Credit Cards for Groceries, Plus 6 Runners-Up
The 7 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?
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
Best Delta Credit Card Offers: 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 Flex 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)
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?
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