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The Best Secured Credit Cards

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If you have no or a bad credit history, getting a secured card could help you build or rebuild your credit score. Find out if one of these cards is right for you.

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Ask the Readers: Are You On Track for Retirement?

Tell us whether you're on track for retirement and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

How a Credit Card Can Actually Help You Get Out of Debt

Is paying off debt with a credit card ever a good idea? In some cases, yes.

Why You Should Use a Personal Loan to Pay Down Debt

This might seem like surprising financial advice, but you should consider paying off debt with a personal loan.

5 Personal Loan Fees You Should Never, Ever Pay

The whole point of getting a loan is to avoid the high interest rates and added fees of a credit card. So make sure you're avoiding all of that with personal loans, too.

How the Sandwich Generation Can Protect Their Retirement

Being part of the sandwich generation isn't easy, and it can take a real toll on your retirement fund. Here's how to protect it.

How to Maximize Rewards on Everyday Spending

If you're not using your travel or cash back card for certain expenses, you're leaving valuable rewards on the table.

How to Maximize Rewards Through Credit Card Shopping Portals

Credit card shopping portals help you earn more points and miles for every dollar you spend. And they're incredibly easy to use!

5 Ways Credit Card Rewards Can Cost You Money

Credit card rewards are great when you're rolling in cash back and other major discounts, but beware of the times when they can actually cost you.

How to Pick a Travel Insurance Policy

Travel insurance can be worth the cost, as long as you pick the right one from a company you trust. Here's how to do that.

The 8 Most Eye-Opening Money Attractions in the U.S.

Make your next vacation money-themed, and check out these eight amazing attractions across the U.S.

How to Make Better Financial Decisions

Focusing all your efforts into reaching one financial goal is a fairly straightforward process. But what about when you have more than one financial goal? This guide will help.

Everything You Need to Know About Airline Dining Rewards Programs

Wait, you can rack up airline miles by eating out at your favorite restaurants? Yes, it's true!

Here Are the Right Ways (And the Wrong Ways) to Use a Personal Loan

Before you apply for a personal loan, make sure you plan to use it the right way.

How to Get Your Kid Started With Investing

You don't have to wait until your kid grows up to show them how to invest. The earlier they start, the more they'll have later on!

6 Pitfalls of Down Payment Assistance Programs

Before you apply for a down payment assistance program to help pay for a house, make sure you understand all the potential downsides.

Ask the Readers: Do You Use Rideshare Apps?

Tell us whether you use rideshare apps and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

9 Smart Home-Buying Tips From Real Estate Experts

If you're in the market for a new home, use these smart home-buying tips from real estate experts to guide you.

How to Pay Off These 4 Types of Debt

Before you start making significant payments towards your debt, make sure you're doing it the right way, and in the right order.

How to Pick the Best Home Offer

It can be tricky sifting through multiple home offers and selecting the best one. This guide will help you do that.

Why Private Banking Isn't Just for Millionaires Anymore

Whether you're a billionaire buying a jet, or a spy who needs a suitcase packed with $100 bills, private banks provide services not available to ordinary people — until now.