John Egan

John Egan is a writer, editor and content strategist in Austin, Texas. Aside from, 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 earn extra credit and use it wisely

Being a good credit card customer has its advantages, and those can come even when you didn’t ask for them. For me, that truth has been underscored recently in two ways: American Express extended a six-month, no-interest offer for my…
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Living with credit, Research, regulation, industry reports

Platinum card really does equal prestige, researchers find

No one ever oohs and aahs over my run-of-the-mill plastic credit cards. On the other hand, my American Express Platinum card does elicit interest from some people. Maybe it’s because the word “platinum” is plastered on it. Or because it’s…
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Living with credit, Shopping, Travel

How I’m using a windfall to tackle my credit card debt

An unexpected windfall recently came my way, and I realized right away that I had to avoid the urge to splurge. Therefore, much of the newfound money is going toward paying off credit card debt, not toward the latest Apple…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Research, regulation, industry reports

Hey, Mark Zuckerberg and Congress: Are you serious about protecting our credit card data?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the members of Congress who quizzed him during two Capitol Hill hearings should be ashamed. Zuckerberg’s bulleted talking points for the hearings – notes that a photojournalist was able to capture – included a reference…
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Fine print, Living with credit, Travel

My Priority Pass is an even sweeter card perk now

Priority Pass, a perk on a handful of premium credit cards, is expanding outside airport lounges. That means Priority Pass – a benefit that I recently learned is available through my American Express Platinum card –  is an even sweeter…
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