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Steven Dashiell

Steven Dashiell

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Steven Dashiell is a personal finance writer, specializing in credit cards, banking and growing and protecting your income. His insights and expertise has been featured on Nasdaq, U.S. News & World Report, Time, CBS, ABC, Fox Business, Lifehacker and Martha Stewart Living, among other top media. Steve holds a BA in English from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, minoring in composition and rhetoric. In his spare time Steve nerds out on birds, paints and plays a whole lot of Street Fighter.

Expertise

  • Credit cards
  • Budgeting and saving
  • Rewards programs

Experience

  • Interviewed by Fox News to speak about managing debt during COVID
  • Contributed several articles to Nasdaq on financially navigating inflation
  • Interviewed by Martha Stewart Living to discuss the advantages of balance transfer credit cards
  • Hosted several credit card videos for the Finder website and Youtube channel

Education

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

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Industry insights from Steven Dashiell

We sat down with Steve to talk credit cards, banking and industry trends.

How can consumers turn rising interest rates to their advantage?

While rising interest rates can make borrowing money painful, they also make saving stronger. Most kinds of savings accounts offer higher APYs as interest rates increase, and that means consumers can press the advantage to start earning on their savings. Consumers that already have a savings account should review existing accounts to see if they’re getting a competitive rate. And consider moving their funds if a better rate is available.

Can credit cards offer help during times of inflation?

Generally, you should never rely on credit cards as a crutch for your financial needs. That’s because the interest that can accrue on credit card balances runs the risk of you falling even further behind financially. You can turn to credit cards to help float your finances during tough times, but first create a plan that allows you to pay off your credit expenses while incurring as little debt as possible.

Should I make the switch to digital banking?

It depends! If you’re chasing the highest interest rates on the market alongside some excellent mobile banking features, then digital banking is for you. Digital banks also tend to feature handy new saving tools, such as automatic roundups, which round up your purchases to the next dollar and deposit the extra into a savings account. However, you can only manage your digital bank account online, so if you prefer banking in person, you may want to stick with brick-and-mortar banks.

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Changing Help to Buy ISA rules could help more than 2 million first-time buyers

A recent Freedom Of Information request made by the comparison site, Finder, has found that millions of people could be trapped in Help To Buy (H2B) ISAs, with nearly 2.2 million H2B ISAs currently open.

Matt McKenna 13 June 2024
Changing Help to Buy ISA rules could help more than 2 million first-time buyers

Get up to £200 off any flight via credit card points

Full members can now redeem their Yonder points on any flight booking.

Michelle Stevens 12 June 2024
Get up to £200 off any flight via credit card points

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Co-operative Bank switch deal: June 2024

Open a new current account with The Co-operative Bank and take advantage of the latest switching bonus.

Ricky Davies 11 June 2024
Co-operative Bank switch deal: June 2024

Trade who? Tradu trading platform review

Tradu recently launched in the UK. Find out what Finder’s investing expert thought when testing and using the trading platform

George Sweeney, DipFA 7 June 2024
Trade who? Tradu trading platform review

Lightyear trading app launches social investing features

Here are the latest updates to Lightyear's investing platform; including social features, new financial analysis metrics and higher interest rates for its Vaults.

George Sweeney, DipFA 7 June 2024
Lightyear trading app launches social investing features

Tax relief on pension contributions: How to claim

Find out if you can claim a tax rebate on pension contributions, and how to get back any money you're owed. Our case study got £1,800.

Ceri Stanaway 6 June 2024
Tax relief on pension contributions: How to claim

Stay free, kids…literally. Compare the best free prepaid and debit cards

Support your child's financial knowledge and teach them important real-life money skills in a safe and controlled way with a kids' debit or prepaid card.

Ricky Davies 31 May 2024
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