John Egan

John Egan is a writer, editor and content strategist in Austin, Texas. Aside from CreditCards.com, his work has been published by Bankrate, HuffPost, Credit Karma, LendingTree, PolicyGenius, Vitacost, SpareFoot, LawnStarter and other online outlets. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in communications from Southern New Hampshire University.

Posts by John Egan

Living with credit

How to apply for a business credit card

Austin, Texas, entrepreneur Tito Beveridge built his estimated $2.5 billion vodka empire by maxing out 19 credit cards to borrow tens of thousands of dollars. It’s unclear whether Beveridge’s 19 credit cards were personal cards, business cards or a mix…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Shopping

No credit cards for cigarettes online, but they’re OK for vapes?

Research suggests e-cigarettes are a gateway for young people to enter the realm of regular – and harsher – cigarettes. And credit cards appear to be an enabler. Before I tell you how credit cards are connected to e-cigarettes, let…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself

Why you should NOT buy bitcoin with credit cards

Bubbles are meant to burst. Take, for example, the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s or the housing bubble at the outset of the 21st century. Both bubbles inflated, as bubbles naturally do. But then those bubbles popped loudly and…
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Living with credit, Rewards

How many business credit cards should you have?

When I received my first business credit card earlier this year, I was pleasantly surprised – no, shocked – when American Express graced me with a credit limit of more than $20,000. Lil’ ol’ me? A $20,000-plus credit limit for a…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself

What is the dark web, and why we should care

The dark web is a murky, mysterious place on the internet that most of us don’t understand – including me – but all of us should learn about it. In this case, ignorance is not bliss; it’s ill-advised. You may…
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