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

Fine print, Living with credit, Protecting yourself

Card issuer’s clarity on fees is a little scary, too

You certainly can learn a lot about your credit cards when you read the documents that card issuers send in the mail – documents that we often discard as junk mail. Case in point: The “Clarity Commitment” I recently received…
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Living with credit, Rewards

New ‘Roseanne,’ old card debt. Here’s how to erase yours

Roseanne Barr and her fictional family are back on TV after a two-decade hiatus. Of course, the Conners have grown older, but one thing hasn’t changed at all: Roseanne and the clan are still coping with credit card debt. It’s…
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Living with credit

My credit card credo: Don’t mix business with pleasure

This blog post is like one of those scary public service announcements that urge you not to drink and drive or not to text and drive. In other words, this blog post is a warning. My public service announcement to…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself

Burned by barbecue: Lessons from a credit card crime spree

It always pains me to read about crooks ripping off people through credit card schemes, whether it’s hackers snatching your personal information or thieves installing data-stealing skimmers at gas pumps. But a credit card crime I just came across hits…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself

Orbitz, AmEx Travel and the new normal of data breaches

Is a data breach followed by an offer of free credit monitoring the “new normal” for credit card holders? Yes, and that’s unfortunate. What’s worse is we’re becoming immune to these data breaches. The news: An Orbitz data breach exposed…
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