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Rules are made to be broken — even supposedly ironclad personal finance rules. Find out when it's okay to skirt money management law.
Traveling with a pet can be a challenge, but with the right itinerary and gear, everyone can enjoy the trip, whether they make it on two legs or four.
From booking to bedtime, find out the shortcuts these pro travelers use to make hotel lodging cheaper, more convenient, and more comfortable.
Being forty-something means you've got life all sorted out, right? Confused or certain, these are the money lessons you must learn before 50.
Fly first class for little or no extra expense by planning carefully or just asking nicely.
From where to shower to skipping security lines, discover the best airport tricks and secrets from 10 of the world's most frequent (and frugal) travelers.
Why does travel always seem to cost more than expected? Spot these ripoffs and discover the cheaper alternatives you should buy, instead.
Being thirty-something means adult-sized responsibilities — and adult-sized money lessons. Have you learned these key financial lessons?
What you think money is says a lot about who you are now, and who you might be tomorrow. What does "money" mean to you?
These affordable international travel destinations take the hassle out of travel without skimping on the wows. Where do you want to go?
It's not a trick or a scam — you really can get deeply discounted travel by becoming a mystery shopper.
Broaden your horizons, learn new languages and meet fascinating people with these fun activities.
Whether you're in your 20s or (well) beyond, we can all learn something good from these financial lessons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What to bring along — and how — bedevils many travelers. Find out how a professional wanderer has been doing it for seven years and counting.
With a little creative thinking — and some elbow grease — you can turn anything from castoffs to chainsaw juggling into real money.
Too often the worst part of travel is navigating the airport. Get through it quickly and easily with this collection of tips and advice.