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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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Can you afford an international retirement?

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 5 Comments

This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele.

On a recent trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, our hosts announced one Sunday they were taking us to a special place outside the city. We climbed into a van and motored an hour southeast, coming to a halt on the shores of Lake Chapala.
Mexico’s largest fresh-water lake, Chapala is [...]

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Published on June 19th, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Retirement, Travel
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How to save money on vacations using social media and new technologies

Written by Suba Iyer - 7 Comments

This post is from staff writer Suba Iyer.

Memorial Day weekend has officially kicked off the summer travel season. The wet weather is Portland, Ore. is making me dream of all the sunny vacations I could possibly take. I almost planned a last-minute vacation for the Memorial Day weekend and had to take a pause to [...]

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Published on June 3rd, 2013
Modified on July 4th, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Planning, Travel
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British Airways Bonus Offer

Written by Nickel - 4 Comments

In the past year or two, I’ve written about a nice promo from the British Airways Visa Signature Card from Chase. Well, it seems that promo is back (again).
Here’s how it works:
Start by applying for the card. Once approved, you’ll receive 50k bonus Avios after you use the card to spend $2k in purchases within [...]

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Published on December 12th, 2012
Modified on December 10th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards, Travel
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Overbooked Flights and (Reverse) Auctioning Your Airline Seat

Written by Nickel - 5 Comments

Airlines have long asked for volunteers to give up their seats when a flight is overbooked. But when checking in for a flight recently, I was greeted with a new twist…
This was for a flight on Delta and, as I was going through the online check-in process, I was greeted with a screen soliciting bids [...]

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Published on December 10th, 2012
Modified on December 16th, 2012 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Travel
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Everybody Wants Your Money

Written by Nickel - 4 Comments

While booking a flight reservation for an upcoming business trip the other day (with my trusty Amex Delta Platinum, of course) I was reminded of the fact that just about everybody wants your money. Not only that, but they’re willing to dream up some pretty bad deals in hopes of getting a piece of it.
In [...]

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Published on August 13th, 2012
Modified on August 15th, 2012 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Frugality, Travel
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Six Ways to Save Money While Camping

Written by Ed Avis - 5 Comments

The summer camping season is in full swing, and you might be thinking about packing up the family truckster and heading to the woods. But don’t think that skipping the hotel means your forest vacation is going to be cheap: camping can put a serious ding in your wallet!
Here are six tips to soften [...]

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Published on August 9th, 2012
Modified on August 15th, 2012 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Frugality, Travel
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