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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

Credit Cards that Make Scoring Free Airfare Easy

Tired of jumping through hoops to use your airline miles? Check out this list of travel rewards credit cards that make flying free easy.

5 Affordable Vacations to Please Every Age Group

Learn about the best and most affordable vacation options for group trips and multi-generational families.

8 Signs You Desperately Need a New Credit Card

You may want a new credit card, but do you need one? Here's how to tell.

How to Spend Less On Last-Minute Holiday Travel

You don't need to empty your bank account just to get out of town for the holidays.

6 Pitfalls When Chasing Travel Rewards

While many have used travel rewards to score free or reduced-cost travel, it helps to know the pitfalls to watch out for.

What Should You Do When a Natural Disaster Spoils Your Travel Plans?

If a natural disaster is threatening your travel plans, it's crucial to know your options. Learn how your trip might be handled — and if you're entitled to a refund.

6 Ways to Avoid Vacation Debt

Nobody wants to return home from vacation to a giant credit card bill. We'll help you avoid vacation debt altogether.

Beyond Disney: 8 Affordable Family Destinations in the US

If you can't justify the high cost of a Disney vacation, check out one of these affordable family destinations around the U.S.

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.