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How to Make an International Wire Transfer

Your college student is doing a semester abroad, and you need a way to send cash in case of an emergency. Or maybe you live

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The Disney Savings Account: Is There a Better Way to Save for Your Dream Vacation?

While there’s no denying that Disney vacations are expensive, there are plenty of ways to save money on your trip. Stay in an off-site condo instead of


Best Travel Insurance for 2016

The best travel insurance can help cushion the financial blow in case of situations that can upend an expensive, carefully planned trip. Whether you’re dealing

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Guaranteed Getaway: Credit Cards That Offer a Free Hotel Stay Each Year

While hotel points can go a long ways toward helping you achieve a heavily discounted trip, a free night’s stay can only sweeten the deal.

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Where to Exchange Currency Without Getting Fleeced

As a former professional basketball player who had to buy things in Israel, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Russia, and Germany, I became quite familiar with

Best Hotel Credit Cards for 2016

The best hotel credit cards have a lot more to offer than just valuable benefits for loyalty members; they can also take the sting out

Best Travel Credit Card for 2016

The best travel rewards credit cards can help you save money on airfare, hotels, and general travel. All of the top travel cards we list

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The Disney Hangover: Are Brand-Name Vacations Worth the Price?

If you ask nearly any American kid about their trip of a lifetime, almost all will mention Walt Disney World or Disney Land. Obviously, my

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10 Hidden Costs That Can Derail Your Budget Travel Plans

Your bags are packed, your airline boarding passes are ready to go, and your kids are bouncing off the walls with excitement. Even better, you’re proud

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I Sat Through a High-Pressure Timeshare Sales Pitch (and It Wasn’t the Nightmare I Expected)

Enduring a high-pressure timeshare presentation was never on my must-do list. Then again, it’s not that difficult to lure me in with the promise of

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Some Thoughts on Vacation Souvenirs – and Eight Smart Alternatives to Overpriced Tourist Items

A few days ago, we were rearranging our children’s rooms. We came to the decision that our children were old enough that our daughter needed

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Eight Cheap, Last-Minute Summer Getaways

With summertime well underway, most people are gearing up for their annual warm-weather vacation. Americans expect to spend an average of $941 per person on

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Nine Ways to Find an Affordable Hotel

With summer travel season upon us, many of us are busy dreaming of our next chance to get away. And whether you crave a mountain

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An International Adventure Is Closer – and Cheaper – Than You Think

Whether it’s the exotic thrill of hearing or speaking another language, eating unusual dishes, or just experiencing another culture, the allure of wandering foreign lands calls to

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Four Reasons to Invest (That Have Nothing to Do With Retirement)

Everyone knows you’re supposed to be investing for retirement. But let’s be honest: That’s kind of a drag. Yes, it’s important to save and invest

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What Packing for an Amazing Weekend Can Teach You About Your Financial Life

Imagine, if you will, that it’s Friday morning. (This shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for some of you, considering that this post is

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10 Frugal Summer Vacation Ideas for People Who Don’t Fly

The summer travel season can be a letdown if you don’t like to fly. While your friends are packing their bags and jetting off to

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25 Ways to Save on Summer Travel

Summer might be the perfect time for a vacation, but peak-season travel doesn’t come cheap. The warm weather, coupled with the fact that kids are out of school,

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