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Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

The End of Two Buck Chuck?

Written by William Cowie - One Comment

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We were at the Seattle airport a few years ago, my wife and I, checking in our baggage at the counter. We had some work to do in Chelan and were on our way back to Denver. As we made our way to the airport, we stopped at a Trader Joe’s to buy [...]

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Published on September 17th, 2014
Modified on September 18th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Consumer, Travel
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Burglary Explained by Burglars

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This guest post from our partner site Zing! was written by Tim Krebs, corporate communications manager for Protect America Home Security. Tim regularly contributes to the Protect America Home and Life Blog and covers a variety of homeowner-related topics. Protect America recently released its “Interview with a Burglar” eBook, which visualizes some of the data found [...]

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Published on August 15th, 2014
Modified on August 8th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: House & Home, Identity Theft, Travel
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Follow These Tips to Save Money When Renting a Car

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This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Zing!
It may not feel like it outside yet, but summer is just around the corner. That means it’s time to start planning vacations. Whether you’re flying somewhere or taking a long road trip, one thing’s for certain: You’re going to need a car at some point. [...]

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Published on August 8th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Travel
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Tips for First-Time Campers

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This post comes from Lilly Keyes at our partner site Zing!
Since June is National Camping Month, I’m sure you’re desperate to get out there and start roasting marshmallows. If you’ve never been camping before, there are some things you should think about before you start rubbing sticks together. I mean, have you ever seen anyone on [...]

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Published on July 4th, 2014
Modified on June 26th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Travel
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How to save money on airline fees

Written by Suba Iyer - 4 Comments

The summer travel season is almost upon us. In the past, finding good airfare deals used to take the most time, while booking the tickets only took a couple of minutes. Now, it goes like this:

You spend hours trying to find a good airfare deal and get excited when you find an awesome deal!
When you [...]

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Published on May 19th, 2014 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, Frugality, Travel
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Frequent Flier Miles Will Soon Favor the Rich

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This post comes from Libby Kane at our partner site LearnVest.com.
We don’t need to tell you that air travel is expensive.
That’s even with airline loyalty programs, which generally grant frequent-flier miles to travelers based on the distance traveled. These are later redeemed for a free trip (or part of a trip).
But rewarding customers [...]

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Published on April 25th, 2014
Modified on April 4th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer, Travel
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How to save money on road trips

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

It is time to plan summer vacations. If you are planning to fly to your destination, now is the best time to start setting up price alerts for the plane tickets and signing up for credit cards if you want to use the miles and perks that come with carrying a particular airline card. With an [...]

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Published on March 10th, 2014
Modified on March 7th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Family & Life, Frugality, Planning, Travel
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Spring break on a bare minimum budget

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This post comes from Chloe Paglia at our partner site Zing.
Dealing with the frigid winter months usually means fantasizing about heading somewhere else for a few days. For college kids particularly, it means dreaming of putting down our books, gathering up our friends and leaving for spring break. Unfortunately, the typical spring break getaway involves paying [...]

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Published on February 28th, 2014
Modified on February 7th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Frugality, Travel
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How to get the best deal on a midwinter vacation

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This post comes from Halina Matt at our partner site Zing.
It’s pretty much universally understood that the first thing on everyone’s mind midwinter is vacation. Whether it’s due to cold-weather blues or holiday hangover, packing up your bags and getting far, far away for a little while can be very tempting during the frigid months. If this [...]

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Published on January 24th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Travel
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What a trip around the world taught me about money

Written by Linda Vergon - 7 Comments

This post comes from Jen Smialek at our partner site Quizzle.com.
For the past five weeks, I’ve been fortunate enough to realize one of my wildest dreams: Taking a trip around the world. A whirlwind tour due to various professional and personal responsibilities, I flew over 30,000 miles and visited 13 different countries in the span of 40 [...]

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Published on October 21st, 2013
Modified on October 18th, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Travel
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