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2-Minute Read: What You Need to Know About FICO Scores

Here's everything you need to know about FICO scores, and it'll only take you two minutes to read.

10 Money Lessons Your Kids Can Learn While They Travel

Just because you're on vacation doesn't mean your kids can't learn valuable lessons about money.

How to Make Flying With an Infant Less of a Nightmare

Flying with an infant can be seamless or a nightmare, and it may all depend on what you bring.

How to Get a Great Seat on Southwest

Southwest won't charge you a baggage fee, and they won't let you choose your seat during booking. Here's to find the best seat possible when you board.

Do You Need Credit Monitoring to Protect Your Credit?

With data breaches everywhere you turn, credit monitoring seems like a smart thing to get. But do you really need it?

How Emergency Medical Coverage Could Save Your Vacation

Travel insurance through a credit card can help protect your trip, but will it protect you if you face pricey medical bills abroad?

How to Spot a Hotel Booking Scam

The internet has made it easier to research and book your own travel, but scams continue taking over the hotel booking space. Know how to spot those sketchy red flags.

When Should You Pay a Credit Card Convenience Fee?

You may need to pay a fee to use a credit card in certain situations. This is when paying a fee to use credit is a good idea, and when it's not.

How to Turn Your Wedding Expenses Into a Free Honeymoon

Your wedding expenses don't have to be a waste. Use these strategies to turn your wedding bills into a free trip.

Does Your Teenager Really Need a Credit Card?

Does your teenager actually need a credit card? Probably.

Credit Card Signatures Are Going Away — Should You Be Worried?

Major credit card networks are eliminating the need for signatures at the point of sale. What does that mean for you?

5 Laid-Back Girls' Trip Destinations Anyone Can Afford

If you're looking to take a relaxing vacation with the girls, these destinations will fit your chill vibe and your budget.

5 Budget Destinations Where You Can Learn to Scuba Dive

Scuba diving can be an expensive hobby, but in these five destinations, you can explore the depths of the sea without busting your budget.

8 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Credit Counselor

Credit counselors can help solve credit and debt management issues, but be sure to ask plenty of questions before you hire one. Some are more expensive than others.

How a Family of 4 Can Book a Disney Vacation for $1,000 or Less

Disney World is known for being a budget buster. But luckily, there's a way for you and your family to get in and out for under $1,000.

9 Travel Destinations for Introverts

Escape the madding crowd even while exploring some of the world's most popular destinations by seeking out nearby roads less traveled.

How to Vacation in Greece for $300 or Less

Vacationing in Greece might seem expensive, but there's a way you can do it for under $300.

6 Money-Saving Items to Bring On Your Next Cruise

Cruising is an affordable way to travel, but you could save even more if you pack the right gear.

What Happens to Debt After Divorce?

Divorce doesn't only involve the distribution of assets; it involves the distribution of debts, too. Here's what to expect when you untie the knot.

5 Affordable Caribbean Cruise Ports for Families

Cruise excursions can be expensive extras to your all-inclusive cruise. These popular ports of call offer great value for cruising families.