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Saving Money While Traveling, Part 1

Here are some tips to help you save money on your trip, before you even step foot on the plane. Photo: Sonny Abesamis I’m writing this post from a coffee shop in Jerusalem, less than a week into a month-long trip to the Middle East. This trip is something I’ve been wanting to do for years, ever since my last visit here in back in 2004. […]

Saving Money While Traveling, Part 1

Here are some tips to help you save money on your trip, before you even step foot on the plane. Photo: Sonny Abesamis I’m writing this post from a coffee shop in Jerusalem, less than a week into a month-long trip to the Middle East. This trip is something I’ve been wanting to do for years, ever since my last visit here in back in 2004. […]

Cost-Cutting Tips for Thanksgiving Dinner

Keep things simple but delicious and you’ll host an affordable, memorable Thanksgiving feast. Photo: vxla You may have recently mastered the art of budget-conscious grocery shopping, but preparing for Thanksgiving dinner is a whole other ballgame. […]

Best Debt Consolidation Loans for 2014

When you’ve fallen behind on your payments, it can feel like there’s nowhere to turn. One potential option to get organized and streamline your bills is debt consolidation. Debt consolidation lets you roll several debts into one loan with a lower interest rate and longer payment term. […]

Best Debt Consolidation Loans for 2014

When you’ve fallen behind on your payments, it can feel like there’s nowhere to turn. One potential option to get organized and streamline your bills is debt consolidation. Debt consolidation lets you roll several debts into one loan with a lower interest rate and longer payment term. […]

What Happens When Insurance Companies Go Bust?

Are you protected if your insurance company shuts its doors? Photo: Matthew Hurst What do you do when you’ve entrusted a company to insure your most valuable possessions — your car, your home, your life — and that company goes belly-up just when you need them most? Of course, no one expects the company holding their policy to go bankrupt. […]

What Happens When Insurance Companies Go Bust?

Are you protected if your insurance company shuts its doors? Photo: Matthew Hurst What do you do when you’ve entrusted a company to insure your most valuable possessions — your car, your home, your life — and that company goes belly-up just when you need them most? Of course, no one expects the company holding their policy to go bankrupt. […]

Smart Moves Students Can Make Over Winter Break

Volunteering over winter break is a great way to make a difference in your community – and build your resume, too. Photo: Wonderlane It’s hard to believe how fast the fall semester has gone by, but winter break is rapidly approaching for many college students. […]