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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

How to Get a Cruise Cabin Upgrade for Free

Want a balcony or suite upgrade without breaking the bank? These upgrade strategies won't cost you a thing.

6 European Cities Where Retirement Is Actually Affordable

If your retirement dream involves a stint abroad, check out these affordable European cities that offer cheap digs and a whole lot more.

Yes, Affordable Family Travel Is Possible

Frugal family travel is possible with the right attitude, but you need to be strategic.

What Kind of Auto Insurance Do Uber Drivers Need?

Driving for Uber and not entirely sure you're covered? This guide will help.

What Exactly Does Trip Cancellation Insurance Cover?

Is trip interruption/cancellation insurance worth the cost? Let's find out.

Guess What? Your Bank Rewards May be Taxable

Credit card and bank rewards may be taxable depending on how they're earned. Find out how these rewards are treated, and if you'll be on the hook for taxes.

Here's What a Balance Transfer Does to Your Credit

A balance transfer can help you pay down debt faster, but it comes with some costs, including a few you may not see.

What You Need to Know About Canceled Debt and Taxes

If you think debt forgiveness can make your financial liability disappear altogether, you're likely wrong.

How to Tell If Your Vacation Package Is a Good Deal

Bundled vacation packages tend to help consumers save. But are they truly a good deal?

How to Reduce the Costs of a Cash Advance

Borrowing money against your credit card may be more costly than you think. Consider these strategies to avoid cash advances, or at least minimize their costs.

5 Travel Splurges That Are Worth Every Penny

Saving money on travel is important, but it shouldn't be the end goal. To enjoy the travel experiences you truly crave, there are times when it pays to splurge.

Are Cruise Line Rewards Programs Worth It?

Yes, you can absolutely benefit from cruise line loyalty. Here's how these programs work, as well as how to rack up points in a hurry.

Why New Purchases On a Balance Transfer Card Can Cost You

Using your balance transfer card for purchases is typically a bad idea, and for more reasons than one.

How to Divide Rewards and Keep Your Sanity in Divorce

Heading toward divorce with a huge stash of points and miles? Yep, those are negotiable, too.

7 Ways to Save on a European Getaway With Kids

Heading to Europe with kids can be as expensive or inexpensive as you want it to be. Learn how you can save a bundle when traveling across the pond.

6 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Discount Airfare Deal

Crazy airfare deals come and go, but are they really worth it? Here are some of the other costs to consider.

Your Comprehensive Checklist for a Successful Balance Transfer

Balance transfers can be tricky. This checklist will walk you through the whole thing, step-by-step.

All-Inclusive Resorts You Can Book for Free With Points

All-inclusive resorts offer an affordable and convenient way to travel, but did you know you could book these properties for free?

6 Fun, Affordable Travel Ideas for Singles

Traveling alone is the best way to get the trip you want, and these travel ideas will also fit anyone's budget.

5 Store Card Pitfalls to Watch Out for

Store credit cards offer huge discounts to lure customers in, but there's a catch. Read about the pitfalls of these offers and how you can avoid them.