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Holly Johnson

Holly is a financial expert, blogger, and award-winning writer with a focus on personal finance, travel and credit.

Latest articles by Holly Johnson

5 Costly Pitfalls of Hosting on Airbnb

Renting your space on Airbnb isn't always an easy money-maker. Watch out for these pitfalls and inconveniences of becoming an Airbnb host.

10 Little-Known Secrets to Saving Money on Your Next Cruise

These little-known cruising hacks will make saving money smooth sailing.

8 Money Lessons I Learned From Three Weeks in Europe

A whirlwind family vacation brings more than just memories for a lifetime — it also offers some sound money lessons.

Amazing Destinations You Can Go to With Rewards Points and Miles

Check these incredible travel spots off your bucket list with the help of credit card rewards and miles.

Should You Buy a Car With a Credit Card?

With the right strategy, financing your new ride with plastic can be a smart money move.

The Best Airline Rewards Programs for Trips to Europe

Don't let sky-high airfare keep you grounded from your Europe travel goals. These airlines rewards programs will get you there!

5 Most Affordable Cruise Lines for Families

Taking your whole crew on a relaxing cruise is easier on the budget when you pick the right cruise line.

Best Credit Cards for Consolidating Debt

Get rid of your debt by consolidating with these credit cards.

How to Make Sure You're Getting a Deal With Groupon Getaway

Everyone loves a good getaway, but make sure you're getting a deal before you book.

8 Most Affordable Beach Towns in Mexico

Looking for a quick beach getaway? These gorgeous seaside towns in Mexico offer the most bang for your buck.

8 Amazing Hawaiian Resorts You Can Book With Rewards Points

Traveling to Hawaii isn't cheap, but credit card and loyalty rewards points can make your hotel stay cheap, or even free!

4 Credit Card Transactions That Don't Earn Rewards

Credit card rewards are pretty awesome, but they don't dole 'em out for everything.

Family-Friendly Hotel and Resort Chains Where Kids Stay Free

Kids can make a travel experience all the more fun — and sadly, all the more expensive. But not at these family-friendly hotel chains!

9 Ways to Avoid or Mitigate Flight Delays

Flight cancellations and delays can turn your travels into a hassle. Don't let them! Here's how to deal.

The Easiest Ways to Save on Your Next RV Camping Trip

Want to camp across the country with a roof over your head? RVing is the way to go and here's how to do it for cheap!

Your Flight Was Canceled. Now What?

Canceled flights are a total travel bummer. Avoid an airport temper tantrum by following these steps.

10 Affordable Water Parks You Can Drive To

Make a splash on your next summer vacation by road-tripping to these awesome, affordable water parks!

5 Ways to Turn Credit Card Rewards Into Real Wealth

Looking to do more with your credit card rewards or cash back? With a little effort, they can help you build real wealth.

How to Save Frequent Flyer Miles That Are About to Expire

You worked hard for those airline miles. Don't let them just slip away!

5 Steps to Picking the Best Airline Credit Card for the Most Rewards Value

An airline credit card will help you rack up those travel rewards. Make sure you pick the best one!