Check these five things before applying for your first credit card

A smart decision now can impact your wallet for years to come.

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Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are feeling an increasing financial strain as the government shutdown continues.

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Just because you're saving money doesn't mean you're not spending unnecessarily.

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When it comes to preparing for a vacation, deciding on where to go is tough, but deciding where to stay is tougher.

If you’re considering having a wedding at some point, start saving — now

It actually makes a lot of sense.

Six places to visit that are actually more fun in the winter

For those who prefer snow and ice to sand and surf.

Tripped Up: What happens if you lose your passport abroad?

Your vacation was going great until your passport went MIA. Now what?

How to set and stick to a budget in 2019

You vowed to "cut back" in 2019. Now what?

How an online-only bank can put more money in your savings account

Here's what you should consider before opening a new account.

Three ways our national parks are suffering during the government shutdown

From overflowing trash receptacles to vandalism.

How to save for your dream vacation so it doesn’t break your budget

The best things in life are free — except travel.