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, Protecting yourself

What you can learn from my flurry of debt consolidation offers

A virtual forest full of trees must have been chopped down to produce the paper for all the offers I’ve recently received in the mail to consolidate my credit card debts. While it would be enticing to jump on at…
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Fine print, Living with credit, Rewards

AmEx Platinum’s Uber points change is a downer

Here’s one from the “Credit card perks don’t always last forever” department. Effective Feb. 28, holders of the American Express Platinum card – which I have – no longer earn 2x Membership Rewards points on Uber rides. The points-earning level…
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Living with credit

Metal cards and new tariffs: Will status symbols cost more?

President Donald Trump has made good on a promise that caught the nation’s capital by surprise, and it could affect some of the credit cards in your wallet. On March 8, Trump signed an executive order slapping a 25 percent…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Shopping, Travel

Traveling? Tell your card issuer, basketball incident illustrates

If you fail to notify your credit card issuer when you’re planning overseas travel, you may be courting disaster. A high-profile international basketball incident that grabbed the attention of President Donald Trump proves that. In November 2017, three UCLA basketball…
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Living with credit, Research, regulation, industry reports

Researchers offer this tip: Put an end to tipping

The best tippers at U.S. restaurants leave 20 percent of their tabs as thanks for good food and good service, a 2017 survey by found. I like to think I’m consistently among the 20 percenters. But what if we could…
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