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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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How I've Scored Free Travel for 5 Years Straight

I haven't paid for hotels or flights in over five years, and I've traveled all over the world. Here's my secret.

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Debt management plans can help you work your way out of debt, but they aren't for everyone.

TRIO® Credit Card from Fifth Third Bank: Cash Back at Restaurants and More

The TRIO® Credit Card from Fifth Third Bank awards your everyday purchases and provides other valuable perks that you won’t find with other cards.

How to Do a Reconnaissance Trip Before Retiring Overseas

Thinking of retiring overseas? Do a thorough test trip before you make that big move.

5 Smart Ways to Reduce Your Credit Card Interest

Instead of looking for a 0% APR credit card, here are a few other ways to reduce those monthly interest charges.

6 Ways to Automate Credit Card Payments and Rewards

Make your credit card rewards work for you by automating them, as well as your monthly payments so you never have to pay a late fee.

This Is When It Pays to Stay Loyal to a Rewards Credit Card

Staying loyal to a particular rewards credit card can be risky, but it can also pay off if you know how to play the game. This is how to win.

5 Unforgettable Train Trips Across the U.S.

If you're looking for a unique getaway that you'll never forget, hop on one of these trains and enjoy the view.

6 Steps to Getting a Credit Card When You Have Bad Credit

Bad credit might get in the way your financial goals, but it doesn't have to keep you from getting approved for a credit card.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Best Negotiation Tips?

Tell us your best negotiation tips and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

When Airline Miles Aren't Worth the Effort

Frequent flyer programs may be lucrative if you earn enough miles, but they can also be a pain. Learn when they aren't worth your time.

Ask the Readers: Would You Rather Rent or Buy a Home?

Tell us if you would rather rent or buy a home and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

5 Reasons You Can Be Denied for a Credit Card Even With Good Credit

Having good credit makes it easier to get approved for home loans, car loans, and the top travel credit cards. However, a good credit score can only take you so far.

Make These 5 Money Moves Before You Travel Abroad

International travel requires a lot of research and planning beyond how to pack and which excursions to book. This checklist can help you prepare financially for your trip.

What Is a Rewards Credit Card?

You're thinking of applying for a rewards credit card, but what do they offer? Here's everything you need to know.

7 Financial Steps to Take in Your 20s That Will Safeguard Your Future

If you're in your 20s and can make any or all of these money moves, your future will indeed be bright.

More Cash Back for Dining Out with the Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card

Looking for the most rewards for dining out? Make sure you're carrying the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card.

2-Minute Read: What You Need to Know About Cash Advances

Before you request a cash advance through your credit card, scan this quick read so you understand what's involved.

Why the Best Credit Card Rewards Strategy Is a Slow One

When it comes to credit card rewards strategies, follow the lead of the tortoise, and take it slow.

How to Tackle Your Summer Vacation Credit Card Debt

Spent a little too much money while on vacation this summer? We've all been there. Here's how to tackle it, manage it, and then defeat it.