Jaime Hanson is a writer for the credit cards team at NerdWallet. Her work has appeared in The Associated Press, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Yahoo Finance, among others. Jaime has a bachelor’s degree in theatre management from the University of Evansville. Before writing for NerdWallet, she spent six years as a freelance writer covering small-business finance, marketing and business organization. Previously, Jaime served four years as a broadcast news producer for two nationally syndicated nightly programs. Jaime is based in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- Education: B.S. in theatre management from University of Evansville
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How Long Should I Keep Credit Card Statements?
Unless you need them for tax time or a dispute with your issuer, you can typically shred paper statements after 60 days. And if you've gone digital, it may be a moot point.
5 Things to Know About the Michaels Credit Card
This card promises big savings on glitter, glue, googly eyes and more — but with a tiny rewards-redemption window, only the craftiest shoppers will reap what they, um, sew.
5 Things to Know About the Victoria’s Secret Credit Card
At first glance the rewards may seem eye-popping. But behind closed doors, the Victoria's Secret credit card falls flat.
How to Remove an Authorized User From Your Credit Card
You can remove an authorized user by calling customer service, or sometimes through your online account. Here's all the contact info you need.
What Is a Credit Card Closing Date?
Sometimes called the statement closing date, it's the last day of your billing cycle, when your monthly balance is calculated
How Long Does a Balance Transfer Take?
Most balance transfers can be completed within two weeks, with some taking only a few days. But it can vary widely. Here's how to anticipate how long it will take.
Please Bench Your Credit Cards for March Madness Bets
With unpredictable fees and the potential for lingering negative impact, your credit card is better off riding the bench in sports bets.
5 Things to Know About the Big Lots Credit Card
The special financing terms are a big risk, and the rewards are a big disappointment.
5 Things to Know About the Fit Credit Card
Between the hefty fees and the low credit limit, this card probably won't be the best fit for your wallet.
Beyoncé Is Going on Tour, and a Citi Card Can Help You Get a Ticket
Citi cardholders get early access to tickets, but if you don't have a Citi card, it's not too late to get one in time for the presale.
BankAmericard for Students: A Passing Grade, If You Qualify
Its long introductory APR period is appealing, but most students won't meet the credit score requirement — and those who can qualify could do better with other cards.