Priceline vs. Orbitz vs. Expedia vs. Kayak: Which Travel Site Wins?

July 31, 2013

It’s that time of the year where everybody is staring out their office window dreaming of the beach or some other destination to get away from it all. With the vast amount of travel sites out there, how do you decide which one to use? The commercials may be cute, but that isn’t the reason […]

Timeshares: An Idea Lost in the Past

July 30, 2013

Timeshares have historically been a great way for travelers to see different parts of the world at a fraction of the cost compared to retail sales. Started in Europe in the 1960’s, the idea was to buy “time” at a specific resort each year. That time could be exchanged with other timeshare owners to go […]

How Much Does it Really Cost to Own a Car?

July 29, 2013

Do you ever find yourself wondering at the end of each month, where does all the money go? One place you might want to take a very close look at is your car expense. Most people look at their car expense as a list of separate expenses – car payments, gasoline, repairs, auto insurance, etc. […]

How to Pay Off Your Car Loan Early

July 26, 2013

We often hear and read about the importance of paying off debt such as credit cards, student loans, and mortgages. Lost in the pay-off mania seems to be car loans. Perhaps it is that people have reluctantly accepted that having a car payment is just a fact of life, and therefore pay little attention to […]

6 Business Ideas for Teenagers

July 25, 2013

If your teenager is having difficulty finding a part-time job, or at least finding one that they consider to be at least remotely interesting, you might suggest that they start a business instead. With a business, they can have almost unlimited options. Why a Business and Not a Job? You may be wondering why not […]

Barclaycard Rewards MasterCard vs American Express Blue Cash Everyday

July 24, 2013

Credit card rewards in the form of points and miles can be great, but there is no denying the appeal of simple cash back. There are many cash back cards on the market, and rewards can be distributed in several different ways. Cards can offer different rewards based on fixed bonus categories, merchant categories that […]

Is Travel Insurance Worth It?

July 23, 2013

Traveling the country and seeing different cultures is a great thing – but there are significant costs involved. You don’t mind to spend the money assuming your trip goes well, but what happens when something goes wrong? Travel insurance can step in during difficult circumstances while you are traveling to help make things right or […]

Are All-Inclusive Resorts Worth It?

July 22, 2013

If you’re looking to take a nice vacation in the the Caribbean or Mexico you will inevitably come across some all-inclusive resorts as an option for your accommodations. Are these pricier options a better deal than staying at a normal hotel and paying for your meals? Or are you better off separating the two expenses […]

Getting a Job When You’ve been Unemployed for a Long Time

July 19, 2013

There are some disturbing findings in the job market, particularly if you have been unemployed for a long time. A pair of studies have determined that the single worst attribute that a job seeker can have is to have been unemployed for more than six months. No other single factor has as much potential to […]

Health Care and Insurance While Traveling

July 18, 2013

Not too long ago, I went on a camping trip with my extended family. At one point, my dad tripped and ended up with two puncture wounds in his leg. We administered first aid, got him in the back of my car and drove him a little more than an hour to the nearest emergency […]

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