Stella Shon

Stella Shon is a former travel credit cards writer with LendingTree. After studying abroad in Paris three years ago, she became determined to keep traveling. That’s when she discovered the world of points and miles, which enabled her to travel on a student budget. Since then, she’s flown over 150,000 miles and earned more than 500,000 points and miles with eight different credit cards. While in college, she even co-founded her own travel agency, helping her peers plan and book trips on a budget. As a recent journalism graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill, her goal is to write about travel to make it simpler and achievable for everyone. Her work has also appeared on JetBlue, The Points Guy, Travel + Leisure and CNBC.

Articles by Stella Shon

How to Use a Credit Card: Best Practices Explained

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Credit Card Purchase Protection Explained

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Is it Legal to Charge Customers a Credit Card Processing Fee?

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