From the category archives:

Travel

saving for a summer vacation

Planning a getaway this summer? Whether you’re planning a trip around the world, a weekend staycation or something in between, it’s important to start saving and budgeting for your trip ahead of time. Your summer vacation may feel like it’s a long way away, but costs such as airfare, hotel fare, and passport and travel [...]

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cruise ships

With World Consumer Rights Day coming up on Saturday, it’s important to understand all of your consumer rights, especially as a traveler. The cruise ship industry has taken a major hit with recent disasters, from deadly capsizing to norovirus outbreaks. With the reputation problems, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has been working on ensuring [...]

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airplane

This Saturday is World Consumer Rights Day, and we want to make sure you truly understand your rights as a consumer, across all industries. Air travel is one of the most frustrating places for consumers, with bumped flights, tarmac delays, lost baggage, and hours lost waiting in security lines. As of 2011, U.S. airlines must [...]

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Martin Luther King Day

Looking for something to do on Monday without breaking the bank or putting yourself in more credit card debt? In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all U.S. national parks will be offering free admission. This is a great year to take advantage of the waived fees – 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of [...]

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Vacation_Piggy

It is completely normal and logical to hear the word vacation and equate it with fun and relaxation. But if you’ve been sticking to a strict budget, you might hear the word vacation and immediately think things like it will be expensive, or it will break my budget and the bank, or the cost of [...]

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Summer Vacation Tips

by Albie D on June 28, 2013

summer vacation

The following is a guest post from Darcy Evans, administrative assistant at American Consumer Credit Counseling. Summers bring to mind cool glasses of lemonade, sand stuck between your toes, the smell of sunscreen, and a wistfulness for times past when summer meant no school and quiet days at the beach. There is something about sunny days [...]

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Commercial Airliner in Flight

It used to be common knowledge that Tuesdays and Wednesdays were the best days of the week to purchase airline tickets.  However, a recent Texas A&M study says otherwise.  The study revealed that the weekends are actually the best time to make your purchase, and that prices can be discounted up to 5% on Saturdays [...]

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car-keys

The following is a guest post from freelance writer Gillian Kearney. Leasing a vehicle with bad credit is nearly impossible. Nearly – but not impossible. Before a dealer lets you drive off the lot, you have to qualify for the lease. That means the dealers run a credit check. The second they see your poor [...]

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fuel gauge

Every Tuesday we provide you with a helpful tip to help you save money, get organized, or otherwise try to improve your day. Today’s tip: Use Hypermiling Techniques to Increase Your Car’s Gas Mileage

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Save on Holiday Travel

by KatieG on November 12, 2012

The other night, I overheard a fellow graduate student telling a friend that her flight home for Thanksgiving would cost $700. I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard her mention that she was only flying from Boston to Philadelphia. To avoid paying outrageous prices for your holiday travel, consider these money saving tips:

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