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Packing Light? Don't Forget These 5 Must Haves

If you're packing light for your next trip, make sure to grab these five essentials first.

8 Simple Ways to Take Stunning Travel Photos

Master these simple photography hacks, and you can relive your favorite travel spot — anytime, anywhere.

5 Cities Where Airbnb Is Way Cheaper Than a Hotel

Never pay for an overpriced hotel room again. These European and U.S. cities offer the biggest savings through Airbnb.

7 Easy Ways to Save on Travel Gear

If you're gearing up for a travel adventure, don't go any further until you've explored this collection of travel equipment savings strategies.

How to Avoid Theft While Traveling

While you're enjoying vacation, a pickpocket may be enjoying a moment to strike. Protect yourself from theft no matter where you travel.

5 Smart Ways to Meet a Rewards Card Minimum Spending Requirement

Sign-up bonuses can jump-start your rewards-earning potential. Here's how to hit your card's minimum spending requirement, fast.

5 Things Your Financial Planner Isn't Telling You About Retirement

Relying too much on your financial planner may be costing you. Make sure you retire the smart way, with your interests at the forefront — and not your adviser's.

How to Build Your Best Travel Budget

You know you need a budget for day-to-day life. Why not make one for your next great getaway, too?

You've Been Saving Money All Wrong. Here's Why

Saving money doesn't have to mean living like a monk. Understand the right and the wrong ways to feather your nest egg.

Get the Most From Your Airline Miles in These 5 Overlooked Cities

You worked hard for your miles! Make them take you further by traveling to these five overlooked world cities.

5 Social Media Stars Who Earn Way More Than You

These famous Internet faces are raking in all the cash. Probably way more than you are.

5 Ways to Pay Off Your Student Debt Faster

If you're one of the 40 million Americans with student loan debt, you can save more in the long run by getting smart about saving, spending, and earning.

What to Do When Your Belongings Get Stolen Abroad

Losing your belongings or having them stolen while on vacation is a nightmare, but don't panic. Here's what you need to do.

6 Easy Ways to Get Free Travel

Travel doesn't have to be expensive, in fact, you can see the world for free if you know where to look.

Earn Free Travel Sooner With These Frequent Flyer Mileage Secrets

Make your frequent flyer miles work for you, and earn free travel fast!

7 Ways to Avoid Credit Card Fraud While Traveling

It's easy to get discombobulated when traveling. Follow these simple rules to card security, and your credit will stay combobulated the whole way.

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Travel Insurance

Travel insurance can be so much more than just peace of mind. Consider the following when finding the coverage that's right for you.

Retire for Half the Cost in These 5 Countries

Help your retirement funds go twice as far by retiring in one of these beautiful locales abroad. They're almost too cheap to be true!

11 Ways to Avoid Bank Fees While Traveling

Bank fees can put a serious damper on your travel budget. Put an end to them with these simple tips.

The World's Most Affordable Michelin-Starred Restaurants

It's rare for a restaurant to earn a Michelin Star (or two or three!), but you won't need a second mortgage for meals at these acclaimed eateries.