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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

23 Tips for Traveling With Pets

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.

25 Hotel Hacks From Professional Travelers

From booking to bedtime, find out the shortcuts these pro travelers use to make hotel lodging cheaper, more convenient, and more comfortable.

Do You Know These 5 Financial Lessons Most People Learn in Their 40s?

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.

The 10 Cheapest Ways to Fly First Class

Fly first class for little or no extra expense by planning carefully or just asking nicely.

15 Airport Hacks From Professional Travelers

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.

19 Things Most Tourists Overpay For, and How You Can Avoid Them

Why does travel always seem to cost more than expected? Spot these ripoffs and discover the cheaper alternatives you should buy, instead.

5 Financial Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 30s (Did You?)

Being thirty-something means adult-sized responsibilities — and adult-sized money lessons. Have you learned these key financial lessons?

A Lot of People Don't Understand What Money Really Is — Do You?

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?

Frugal, Amazing, and Easy-to-Navigate: The 10 Best International Cities to Visit

These affordable international travel destinations take the hassle out of travel without skimping on the wows. Where do you want to go?

How to Sign Up for Half-Price Flights and Free Hotels

It's not a trick or a scam — you really can get deeply discounted travel by becoming a mystery shopper.

14 Frugal Ways to Meet and Stay in Touch With People Around the World

Broaden your horizons, learn new languages and meet fascinating people with these fun activities.

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.