Category Archives: Travel

Why You Really, Really Do Need Travel Insurance

If the cost of traveling simply was the cost of getting from point A to point B, a lot more people would do it a lot more often. The reality is travel includes a lot of other costs beyond getting to your destination such as accommodation, car rental, meals, activities and the rest. When you start adding the cost of all this all up, it’s usually expensive enough without having to worry about paying for travel insurance as well. This … Continue reading

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Turning Your Vacation Into a Tax Deduction

It is never a good idea to write off a family vacation as a business expense. However, if you meet with clients or search for employment while you’re out of town, it is perfectly legal to deduct part or all of the cost of your trip. Nevertheless, before you use vacations as tax deductions, you need to know how to do it properly. Travel-Related Tax Deductions: What You Need to Know Understanding what you can and cannot deduct on your … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Save Money When Shipping Overseas

If you are planning a move that takes you overseas, or simply sending packages to others living in a far off land, there are a lot of things to consider. One of the issues which most people have little experience with or knowledge about is the best way to get stuff to a overseas destination. While there are a lot of different shipping options, the correct option depends greatly on what you’re shipping. The one truth you will soon learn … Continue reading

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Five Financial Travel Mistakes

Most of us love to travel. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you always want your trip to go as smoothly as possible. There are no guarantees, of course, but taking the time to do some careful planning and having a bit of foresight can greatly help you avoid many of the problems which can end up being both embarrassing and costly. Being a smart traveler is just as much about knowing what not to do so you can … Continue reading

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Timeshares Suck

If you want a great piece of financial advice that will save you thousands of dollars, one of the best is to never purchase a timeshare. While timeshares sound quite appealing, especially when you are at the resort and listening to the timeshare sales agent, the reality is that they come with so many risks and hidden traps that you will rarely come out of owning a timeshare with even half the money you invested into it. Your best bet … Continue reading

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Affordable Summer Fun Activities For Your Family

Summer 2012 has finally arrived at long last. Your kids must be ecstatic as they can enjoy three months of fun in the sun without having to worry about school or homework. The summertime usually means vacations and road trips for families to enjoy. This is important in that it allows families to relax and enjoy quality bonding time together. However, given the current economic climate in the country, your family may have to skip out on that extravagant summer … Continue reading

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15 Ways To Cut Down On Your Transportation Expenses This Summer

By Samantha Peters If you’ve filled up your tank or watched the news recently, you’re probably well aware that gas prices have been skyrocketing over the past couple months – and this rise is only expected to increase through the summer, during which gas may hit new record highs. The increased gas expense makes commuting and traveling more costly and it poses a burden on families that are struggling in a stagnant economy. What to do? Fortunately, although it’s impossible … Continue reading

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Tax Time Saving Tips

by Denisse Dubrovsky Tax season is here. Here are some tax time tips to maximize your refund and minimize your filing expenses. 1. Claim your tax credits Make sure you claim all the tax credits you qualify for. One out of five taxpayers who are eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit fail to claim the credit, which can save you up to more than $5,000 in tax credit. Check out the IRS EITC Home Page to find out if you’re … Continue reading

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Digital Nomad

It surprises most people who meet me for the first to find out that I’m homeless. I assume that the main reason for the surprise is that I don’t look like what most people would imagine a homeless person to look like. While I am homeless, I don’t live on the streets — I conscientiously choose not to have a home. The truth is that it wouldn’t be an issue for me to purchase a home or rent an apartment … Continue reading

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