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Nora Dunn

Check out my Wise Bread posts on a wide variety of topics including personal finance, travel, lifestyle design, household hacks, and environmentally friendly practices.

Latest articles by Nora Dunn

The 5 Most Important Financial Lessons People Learn in Their 20s (Did You?)

Whether you're in your 20s or (well) beyond, we can all learn something good from these financial lessons.

The Time Management Problem Most of Us Have — and How to Fix It

The world won't end if you don't say "Yes" to every project, chore, event, and favor request you get. Start becoming happy by doing just enough.

Are You Wasting Your Credit Card Rewards on One of These Stupid Things?

Some credit card rewards are better than others. Make sure you're making the most of your rewards by avoiding the ripoffs and grabbing the best deals.

25 Secrets From the World's Most Frugal Frequent Travelers

From booking to baggage, these frequent travelers have been there and done that. Here are their best tips for taking the hassle and hidden expenses out of travel.

37 Hidden Travel Fees You've Probably Paid But Shouldn't Have

On your next trip, keep your wallet and your calculator close, and carry this list to help you spot the hidden fees on everything from water to Wi-Fi.

15 Packing Secrets From a Professional Traveler

What to bring along — and how — bedevils many travelers. Find out how a professional wanderer has been doing it for seven years and counting.

100+ Ways to Make More Money This Year

With a little creative thinking — and some elbow grease — you can turn anything from castoffs to chainsaw juggling into real money.

How to Get Through the Airport Faster

Too often the worst part of travel is navigating the airport. Get through it quickly and easily with this collection of tips and advice.

How Many Credit Cards Should You Carry?

For savvy credit card holders, it's a myth that more than one card is irresponsible. Here's what to consider before adding more cards to your wallet.

20 Secrets of Last-Minute Travel

If you have the urge to roam, but don't care too much about where you wind up, these planning tips will get you there cheap, wherever "there" happens to be.

Make Flying Easy: The Ultimate Carry-On Packing List

Your itinerary is set and the lodging and flights booked; now the only question is what to pack. This widget will help you pack light and be prepared.

How to Keep Long-Term Travel From Ruining Your Career

Long-term travel can harm your career and your job prospects, but it doesn't have to. Learn how to make your long-term travel work for your career.

Everything You Need to Know About Frequent Flyer Miles

If you're lost in the confusing world of frequent flyer programs, Find your way with this simple guide to accumulation, management, and redemption.

For Amazing, Affordable Vacations, Travel Slowly

Regardless of how long your vacation is, the slower you travel and the less you plan, the more rewarding (and affordable!) your trip will be.

Spice Up the Conversation by Skipping "What Do You Do?"

The next time you meet someone new, don't do the usual and ask, "So, what do you do?" Instead, ask, "What excites you?"

5 Ways to Make Extra Income Online Today

These five quirky websites can help you generate some extra income with skills and stuff you already have.

The Digital Detox: How and Why to Do It

Addiction to digital devices is a real thing. If you're considering taking a break from your iStuff, learn what to expect — and the benefits you can reap.

21 Ways to Make a Big Financial Change

Making big financial change requires vision, commitment, and inspiration. Here are 21 ways to stay the course and meet your goals.

Live Like a Local: How to Tap Into the Local Scene While Traveling

If you want to get unique experiences, discover what a place is really like, AND save money, don't travel like a tourist — learn how to live like a local.

Got Extra Space? Make Money and Meet Travelers With Short-Term Rentals

If you like meeting new people and playing host, offering short-term rentals of your extra space might be an easy and fun source of extra income.