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Steven Dashiell

Steven Dashiell

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Steven Dashiell is a writer at Finder specializing in all things credit cards. With more than 300 articles under his belt, he aims to help readers embrace credit cards and maximize their rewards. Steve is studying to become a Certified Educator in Personal Finance, and is a frequent face on Finder’s YouTube channel, offering the latest in credit card hacks and advice. His expertise has been featured on numerous outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, Time, CBS, Fox Business, Lifehacker, Martha Stewart Living and more.

Expertise

  • Building credit
  • Credit card rewards
  • Travel rewards
  • Credit management

Highlights

  • Studying to become a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF)
  • Author of more than 300 articles on personal finance and credit
  • Regular contributor of credit card and financial advice to news outlets, such as Fox Business and CBS

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, English Literature | University of Maryland, Baltimore County | 2008–2012

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Industry insights from Steven Dashiell

We asked Steve to give us the lowdown on the credit cards industry heading into summer 2021 — and beyond.

Following a tough year for travel, what does 2021 hold for travel rewards and travel credit cards?

By all accounts, 2021 is turning out to be a good year to make use of your points and miles. Many travel restrictions put in place in 2020 have been lifted, and both airlines and card providers are eager to have consumers take to the skies. To encourage travel, we’re seeing some big welcome offers on travel cards and fairly good deals on award flights.

We saw a lot of new additions to reward and travel cards in 2020 to make up for reduced travel and smaller spending. What will become of these additions now that we’re recovering?

It’s looking like at least some of these additions and changes are here to stay. The pandemic really shined a light on just how much consumers value flexibility in how they use or earn their rewards. In fact, we’re now seeing several new types of cards from providers that really dial in on this flexibility, like the Citi Custom Cash Card. If anything, I suspect providers will continue to trim underused benefits such as travel insurance as they started to do in 2019.

Are crypto credit cards worth getting over a rewards card?

It’s tough to compare a crypto credit card to a typical rewards card. While both earn some form of reward for purchases — cryptocurrency in the case of a crypto credit card — the way you use these rewards and their value differ enormously. For the average consumer, a crypto credit card will likely prove too risky and inconsistent when it comes to value. But we’re sure to see more of them hit the market as cryptocurrency becomes more popular.

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Latest articles by Steven Dashiell

20 articles written by this author

Compare mortgages with 10-year amortization

Build equity fast, but prepare for steep monthly payments.

Steven Dashiell 18 August 2020
Compare mortgages with 10-year amortization

How to manage multiple credit cards

Learn how to manage multiple credit cards with this guide so that you can make the most of your accounts.

Steven Dashiell 14 August 2020
How to manage multiple credit cards

Visa Infinite concierge service explained

With a Visa Infinite credit card, you'll have access to a premium concierge service offering rewards and benefits to help make your life easier while you travel.

Steven Dashiell 10 August 2020
Visa Infinite concierge service explained

Compare debt consolidation loans for good credit

Learn how having good credit when you consolidate your debt could save you money, plus compare lenders to help you consolidate today.

Steven Dashiell 3 August 2020
Compare debt consolidation loans for good credit

How to get Alaska Lounge access and all locations

Find out how to get access to Alaska Airline lounges, where the lounges are located and what credit card gives you a discount on membership.

Steven Dashiell 3 August 2020
How to get Alaska Lounge access and all locations

Can you close a credit card with a balance?

Here’s what to consider when closing a card with a balance.

Steven Dashiell 22 July 2020
Can you close a credit card with a balance?

Mastercard Tap & Go®

Understand how Mastercard's Tap & Go® contactless payment works and the security measures that are in place to protect your purchases.

Steven Dashiell 19 March 2020
Mastercard Tap & Go®

Contact your bank for credit card payment relief during coronavirus

See which banks offer credit card relief for coronavirus.

Steven Dashiell 18 March 2020
Contact your bank for credit card payment relief during coronavirus

How long should I wait to apply for another credit card?

Here's why you should consider waiting 3 to 6 months between credit card applications.

Kevin Joey Chen & Steven Dashiell 18 March 2020
How long should I wait to apply for another credit card?

Credit cards that can get you through the crisis

Use these cards to weather your coronavirus furlough.

Steven Dashiell 17 March 2020
Credit cards that can get you through the crisis
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