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

6 credit lessons for pro athletes (and all of us)

Joe McLean is a coach. But he doesn’t coach athletes on the court or on the field. Instead of X’s and O’s, McLean is all about numbers. McLean is a financial coach, so to speak, who teaches his clients –…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself

Not paying late is the best way to keep your good credit

Not long ago, I stopped by the office at my apartment complex. While I was there, one of the employees delicately informed me that my rent was overdue. The due date is the first day of each month, but they’ll…
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Living with credit

Pence, Cohen and credit card questions

Two key figures in President Donald Trump’s orbit aren’t setting great examples for other credit card holders around the planet. In the case of Vice President Mike Pence, it’s running up a hefty amount of debt on one credit card.…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself

Sears testing credit cards as a security deposit

When I was (much) younger, Sears was one of my family’s go-to department stores for appliances, housewares, clothing and so much more. At one time, I even had a Sears credit card. I must admit, though, that I rarely, if…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself

Defeat gas pump skimmers with payment apps

If you’re like me, you may be a bit freaked out about skimmers at gas pumps stealing our credit card information. These devices continue to pop up at gas stations from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine. Thieves install them inside…
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