Budget Tips

Last week, we discussed the importance of Frequent Flier miles and their critical they were in helping you to achieve your travel goals. Today, we will discuss ways to help achieve those goals with a quickness.   Is there a way to get a lot of miles quickly? At this point, the best way to get a significant number of miles quickly is...

  1. If you are expecting a tax refund do not earmark it for anything.  Interest-free loans to the government aside, put any surplus funds in a savings account and resist the urge to touch it. Stat! [caption id="attachment_5766" align="alignleft" width="235"] If only we could travel this easily, but until then, we'll have to pay our way to our dream destination...

One of the great things about traveling is that you get to stay in a nice, comfortable accommodation where someone else is responsible for changing the sheets and keeping your room clean.  Unfortunately, most of us are programmed to automatically book a hotel when considering places to lay our head during vacation.   If you're like me, you may be a little...

While attending the Travel Bloggers’ Exchange convention in New York this past June, I was invited to a presentation for a revolutionary, but relatively new flight search aggregator called Momondo.  I was vaguely familiar with the company because innovations in the travel world are usually spread like wildfire through the social media realm.  We (my daughter and I) were running...

There has been a phenomenal development in the online discount couponing business in the past year or so. Borrowing from the wholesale merchandising concept of big-box retailers like Sam’s or Costco membership clubs, online retailers have embraced the idea of selling items to the masses via a clearinghouse at a phenomenal discount. Ok, so how does this benefit me? Aggregators like Groupon,...