Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Excited For FinCon!

I am psyched to be attending FinCon, the Financial Bloggers conference, in New Orleans this week. As in year's past, I am not just attending this conference, but really trying to be a part of it. This week, you can see me:
Here's to a great weekend in The Big Easy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vote Steele For The Plutus Awards

This year, I am returning to the FinCon Financial Bloggers conference with my eyes on the prize once again. The Plutus Awards are kind of like the Oscars, but for personal finance bloggers, and I am hoping to win for Best Freelance Contributor. 

In fact, you can help by taking a few seconds to vote for me, as every vote counts!

Voting Instructions:
2 Go to bottom of page
3 Count up categories from the bottom to find Best Contributor/Freelancer for Personal Finance
4 Copy and paste   Jason Steele
5 Make sure to click on orange box at bottom of page to cast ballot.

The last year has been a spectacular one for me as a freelance writer. I regularly contribute to the following sites:
In addition, my work is regularly picked up by mainstream outlets such as:
  • MSN Money
  • Yahoo! Finance
  • Huffington Post
  • Business Insider
  • Any many others... 
And most importantly, I have become a recognized expert in on the subject of credit cards and travel rewards.

So please take a moment to go to and voter for me for Best Contributor/Freelancer for Personal Finance. Like the Oscars, the most important categories, such as this, are towards the end!

Voting ends August 25, 2014, so vote now!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I'll Be Speaking At Family Travel For Real Life, Aug. 23d @ Wash/Dulles

Amazing what you can get on Fiverr!
Among my greatest passions are my family, and travel.Mixing the two can be a challenge, especially for an award travel enthusiast/travel hacker like myself.

You see, airlines are incredibly stingy about releasing award seats at their lowest mileage levels. Its not too hard to get lucky finding one seat, but two can be a challenge. Airlines tend to laugh at me when I look for four award seats on one flight, but it is possible.

So join me at the Hyatt House Dulles Airport on Saturday, August 23d, and I'll show you how to use your points for family award travel. My friend Dia Adams of The Deal Mommy is presenting the "Family Travel for Real Life" seminar which will include myself and a bunch of other great speakers.

See you there!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Denver Travel Hackers Mini-Do - July 2d

My travel hacking friends have repeatedly expressed desire to get together and meet each other, so I am finally going to make it happen.

It will probably be just a handful of us the first time, but feel free to invite your friends who are fellow travel rewards enthusiasts. I'll be sure to post this on FlyerTalk,  MilePoint as well.
If we get a good turn out, perhaps we can grow this thing in the future and be hosted by one of the many travel industry businesses in Denver or at the airport.

Let's meet on Wednesday, July 2d at 6pm at:

Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria
410 E 7th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

It's centrally located, has great food and drinks, and free parking on the street and in back.

RSVP not required, but please reply and let me know if you can make it. jasondsteele (at)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New Post For On Your Own

Smart About Money
On Your Own is a site for your adults produced by NEFE, National Endowment for Financial Education. As they are based in Denver, I met some of their staff at our regular FinCon local events that I organized (FinCon is the national financial bloggers conference).

I am proud to be featured on their web site recently with an article Ask the Expert: 4 First-Time Credit Card Mistakes. While technically, I no longer can call myself a "young adult," I still feel like I can identify with the financial challenges facing those who are just started out. By the time that changes, I will probably helping my own children as they go out on their own.