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Johan Mengesha Vice President, Content
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B.A. in Journalism, CSU Northridge


After being a debit card user for most of my life, I switched to exclusively using credit cards to pay for all expenses. Now I get free flights, hotels and hundreds of dollars in cash back every year just from knowing which card to use for my family's regular expenses.


Johan Mengesha is the VP of Content at Slickdeals. He has written for print and online media outlets since 2003 and has a journalism degree from Cal State Northridge. Published work has appeared in the Los Angeles Daily News, GoBankingRates and