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Eight Alternative Ways to Redeem Credit Card Rewards

Depending on the type of rewards credit card you sign up for, you can earn all kinds of free stuff just for being a cardholder.

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Here’s What Living Cheaply in Another Country Looks Like

American retirees looking for a low cost of living and a comfortable climate are increasingly packing up for cheap, warm countries abroad. Around 615,000 Americans reportedly received

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Travel Insurance and Terrorism

Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris were horrifying on every level. Unsurprisingly, some rattled and fearful travelers are considering canceling their trips to the City of Light, one of

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12 Strategies for Saving Money on Convention or Conference Trips

Back when I worked in an office environment, I attended two or three professional conferences per year. I often presented at these events and, for

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I Left the Coast for a Simpler Life in the Midwest – and You Can, Too

After graduating from college in 2009, I played professional basketball in Israel for three years. When I finished, I moved back to my hometown of

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Eight Romantic, Affordable Honeymoon Destinations

The average couple in the United States spends $3,400 on their honeymoon, according to Conde Nast Bridal InfoBank. This post-wedding getaway is supposed to be a

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$&#@! Six Tips for Booking Rewards Travel Without Cursing

Have you ever earned a bunch of frequent flier miles only to realize they are almost impossible to redeem? While earning miles with a co-branded credit

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The Best Way to Join U.S. News’ Top Hotel Rewards Programs

While no hotel rewards program is perfect for every traveler, certain ones tend to stand out among the rest. To highlight the best programs for

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How to Save on Travel With Expedia Coupons and Deals

Sometimes it’s hard to know which website to check first when it comes to finding the best travel deals. Some people swear by one site while

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Profound Life Experiences… on a Budget?

Kellen wrote in with a very thoughtful question that I wanted to address in detail: I’m currently in that stage of life where I have

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The Southwest Airlines Companion Pass: A Gold Mine of Free Travel

When it comes to domestic travel, the Southwest Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program is consistently rated as one of the best – and for good

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‘Money Cannot Buy What Time Delivers’

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to read a wonderful article from Kevin Kelly entitled More Time, More Money. Here’s the idea behind the

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Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card Review

If you’re looking for one of the best rewards credit cards for domestic airfare, look no further than the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit

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Do You Need Rental Car Insurance?

It’s a familiar scenario for anyone who has rented a car lately: You’re tired after a long flight, and it’s finally your turn at the

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How to Get a Free Flight for Just 4,500 Credit Card Points

One common misconception surrounding airline miles is that it always costs a gazillion points to redeem them for a flight. While that may be true

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A Look at Our Inexpensive Vacation in Wisconsin

Last summer, my family went on a rather expensive family vacation in the southeast United States. As is our family tradition, we try hard to

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How to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

One big treat that Sarah and I enjoy is an annual family vacation. We usually travel somewhere within the United States or Canada as a

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Five Cheap Vacations to Take This Summer

Summer’s here, and you deserve a vacation. The problem is, can you afford one? We’re here to help. There are a number of ways to

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