Jason Steele

Senior Points & Miles Correspondent

Jason Steele
Jason Steele lives in Denver where he writes full-time about the credit card industry and travel rewards. He began his career as a software consultant and a frequent business traveler, but was infected by not just the urge to travel, but to be a pilot. After earning his commercial pilot's license, and flying for a small commercial operation, he chose the more pleasurable path of traveling for fun rather than for work.Trying to travel affordably led to his obsession with personal finance and travel rewards, and a new career writing about it. His work now appears in many of the top personal finance web sites, and is regularly syndicated to mainstream outlets such as MSN Money and Yahoo! Finance.

Today, Jason loves to travel the world with his wife and two daughters, from their home in Denver, Colorado. Recent family vacations include trips to Hawaii, Argentina, Israel, and Italy. When he is not traveling, Jason can often be found bicycling or snowboarding in the high peaks of the Colorado Rockies.

Jason joined The Points Guy back in 20111 as the first contributing writer, and his posts on credit cards, award programs, and family travel are now featured each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

189 Articles by Jason Steele

8 Travel Rewards Credit Cards for Big Spenders

From small businesses to big lifestyles, many award travelers need a card that offers extra benefits for extra spending. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at a variety of travel rewards cards to suit a big budget. The basis of a sound travel rewards strategy is making sure you earn points and miles for every dollar spent,…

Using Amex Business Cards to Maximize Your Return at Hotels

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele discusses how you can use benefits on a variety of Amex business cards to get the most out of your next hotel stay. After airfare, hotel charges represent the largest expense incurred by most business travelers. But thankfully, there are plenty of ways to use business credit…

What to Do When Rewards Programs Misbehave

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele examines one reader’s troubles with changes made to her loyalty program, and explains how to handle a similar situation if it should happen to you. The landscape of travel rewards and loyalty programs is constantly changing. In the past year we’ve seen the end of lucrative…

Amex Business Gold Rewards vs. Amex Business Platinum

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at two popular Amex business cards to determine which one offers the best rewards. The American Express brand has long been synonymous with both travel and business use, so it makes sense that Amex offers a variety of business credit cards that earn travel rewards. In this…

Using the TPG To Go App and TPG Maximizer to Boost Rewards

I was thrilled last year to introduce both the TPG Maximizer and TPG To Go App, and our team has heard a lot of positive feedback from readers as to how these tools helped them earn rewards more efficiently. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at what these apps have to offer, as…

One Father’s Comprehensive Guide for Flying with an Infant

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele shares the lessons he’s learned about traveling with small children, based on his experience as a father of two. Don’t listen to the naysayers! You can travel with your infant and enjoy the trip, and it doesn’t have to come at the cost of disturbing your fellow…

How to Earn Bonus Rewards through Your Banking Relationship

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains how you can boost your travel rewards earnings through your checking, savings, and investment accounts. While credit card issuers are happy to earn your business by offering travel rewards, they’d all like to engage you in their full spectrum of banking and even investment products. In this post, I’ll explain how both Bank…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Cards for Summer Travel

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele discusses a variety of travel rewards cards that can help make your summer travels both more affordable and more rewarding. You’ve earned the miles and booked the trip, and as you prepare to embark on your summer vacation, the question is which credit card (or cards) do you plan to bring…

6 Premium Travel Cards that Are Worth the High Annual Fee

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at the perks offered by a variety of premium travel credit cards, and explains why they’re worth the cost of admission. Premium credit cards may scare many people away with their $400-plus annual fees, but travel rewards enthusiasts know that despite the high price tag, these cards can…