How to Avoid Airline Fees in Basic Economy

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Airline fees can quickly eat into your travel budget, but if you reveiw airline policies carefully, you can avoid most while flying comfortably, even in basic economy.

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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: Do You Still Send Snail Mail?

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Tell us whether you still send snail mail and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

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Saving Goals for Every Age

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Every time you enter a new decade of life, ask yourself: Is my savings on track?

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Are You Withholding the Right Amount of Taxes from Your Paycheck?

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Does tax time leave you with a huge refund or a huge bill? Your withholding is off. Here's how to fix it.

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