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Entries Tagged as 'Money Tips'

Are Timeshare Presentations Worth It?

December 11th, 2014 · Comments Off on Are Timeshare Presentations Worth It?

About ten years ago, on a trip to Las Vegas, my then-girlfriend (now wife) and her friends were stopped by one of the timeshare salesmen on the Strip. I was just out of college, they were in their last year, and so their offer of free show tickets for our group, in return for watching […]

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Avoid Layovers

May 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment

A couple months ago I flew from Baltimore Washington International to San Diego, with a layover in Charlotte, NC. The flight wasn’t the cheapest but it had the fewest number of layovers for the day I wanted to fly, so I begrudgingly purchased it. As I landed in Charlotte, I checked my email and US […]

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Passport Pull List for Tax Dodgers?

May 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on Passport Pull List for Tax Dodgers?

It appears that there’s a provision in the latest Senate highway bill that would prevent anyone owing more than $50,000 from leaving the country. The IRS would provide passport officials with names of people that owe the Treasury Department and prevent them from leaving the country. Technically, the IRS would file a public lien or […]

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Tips for Making Travel Easier

March 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Many people avoid traveling by air simply because they feel it’s an enormous burden, both on their wallets and their minds. With airports and airlines cutting costs across the board, many travelers have noticed dips in service and hospitality. But by making a game plan for yourself prior to traveling, you can reduce much of […]

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When Going on Vacation, Tell USPS to Hold Your Mail

February 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment

One of the silly errands we all have to do before going on a trip is to get our mail delivery halted, or “put on hold,” or risk overflowing mailboxes and stolen mail. Fortunately the USPS has entered the modern era because you can now place a USPS hold mail request online, skipping a trip […]

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Quoted Airfare Rates Now Include Taxes and Fees

January 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I was looking at flights over the weekend on Southwest Airlines, my favorite airline, when I noticed that airfares seemed a little higher than normal. It wasn’t until later that I realized the quoted airfare rates now included all government taxes and fees, something that was usually included later whenever you started the “checkout” process. […]

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How to Zip Through Traffic This Holiday Season

December 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on How to Zip Through Traffic This Holiday Season

If you think that everyday traffic is painfully excruciating to sit through, then you probably aren’t a fan of the holiday season. People are constantly occupying the road in order to visit family, buy groceries, and purchase gifts at retail stores. It doesn’t matter if you do your shopping online or don’t even celebrate the […]

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How to Pack Like a Pro

December 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on How to Pack Like a Pro

Packing for a flight used to not be this tough. But times have changed. These days you have to be wary of weight, contents, and how those contents are packed. On top of that, there are still regular old hassles when it comes to packing your luggage. The following are five ways to pack like […]

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Request Toiletry Samples for Airport Security

November 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Request Toiletry Samples for Airport Security

TSA guidelines state that you can’t carry onto a flight any bottle containing more than 3 oz. of fluid, also known as the 3-1-1 rule. That means all of your toiletries, from shampoo and condition to contact lens solution. The only exclusions to this rule are medications, baby formula and food, and breast milk. Unfortunately, […]

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Boutique Hotels Offer Great Loyalty Perks

September 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Boutique Hotels Offer Great Loyalty Perks

One of the knocks against smaller boutique hotel chains is that their loyalty programs just aren’t that great. When you compare it with the wide selection of a Marriott, or enormous hotel chain, smaller boutique chains just can’t compete on sheer numbers alone. Fortunately, they compete in other ways. I’ve been going to Kimpton Hotels […]

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