Trip http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/9286/all en-US Best Money Tips: Tips That Will Save You Hundreds On Your Next Trip http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-tips-that-will-save-you-hundreds-on-your-next-trip <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-tips-that-will-save-you-hundreds-on-your-next-trip" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/piggy-bank-vacation-488003955-small.jpg" alt="piggy bank vacation" title="piggy bank vacation" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on tips that will save you hundreds on your next trip, things you can rent out for extra cash, and things you can get for free.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Save-Travel-24627929">39 Tips That Will Save You Hundreds On Your Next Trip</a> &mdash; To save on your next trip, check out underrated places and buy your tickets at the right time. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.purewow.com/entry_detail/money/11107/Surprising-things-you-can-rent-out-for-extra-cash.htm">Surprising Things You Can Rent Out For Extra Cash</a> &mdash; Did you know you can rent your driveway for extra cash? [PureWow]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dailyworth.com/posts/2964-8-surprising-things-you-can-get-for-free">8 Surprising Things You Can Get for Free</a> &mdash; Don't pay for eBooks, you can read books for free by checking them out from your local library. [DailyWorth]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mainstreet.com/article/15-small-purchases-costing-you-big-money-stop-throwing-money-away">15 Small Purchases Costing You Big Money: Stop Throwing Money Away</a> &mdash; If you purchase apps or video games, you may just be throwing away your money. [MainStreet]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T047-C011-S001-get-free-retirement-advice-from-financial-planners.html">Get Free Retirement Advice From Financial Planners On September 25th</a> &mdash; Today is Jump-Start Your Retirement Day, so be sure to get retirement advice from Kiplinger and NAPFA. [Kiplinger]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.allyou.com/budget-home/money-shopping/how-to-make-a-budget">Build a Budget and Make It Last</a> &mdash; Make a budget that will last by first calculating what you spend. [AllYou]</p> <p><a href="http://twocents.lifehacker.com/common-debt-traps-that-keep-you-living-paycheck-to-pa-1637915715">Common &ldquo;Debt Traps&rdquo; That Keep You Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck</a> &mdash; Skimping on insurance can cause you to live paycheck to paycheck. [Lifehacker Two Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.domainehome.com/bad-shopping-habits/">7 Bad Décor Shopping Habits to Stop Right Now</a> &mdash; When decorating your home, don't purchase everything from the same store. [Domaine Home]</p> <p><a href="http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/keep-landline">3 Reasons You Should Definitely Keep Your Landline</a> &mdash; By keeping your landline, first responders will know where you are calling from in an emergency. [Real Simple]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/8-tips-to-help-your-preschooler-focus-on-reading-writing-numbers">8 Tips to Help Your Preschooler Focus on Reading, Writing &amp; Numbers</a> &mdash; To help your preschooler focus on reading, writing, and numbers, make it fun and be observant. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-tips-that-will-save-you-hundreds-on-your-next-trip">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-ways-to-save-and-make-money-while-traveling">12 Ways to Save and Make Money While Traveling</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-get-free-or-almost-free-airline-tickets">10 Ways to Get Free (or Almost Free) Airline Tickets</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-tricks-to-making-the-most-of-your-reward-miles">6 Tricks to Making the Most of Your Reward Miles</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-exactly-does-travel-accident-insurance-cover-on-credit-cards">What Exactly Does Travel Accident Insurance Cover on Credit Cards?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-flight-booking-hacks-to-save-you-hundreds">10 Flight Booking Hacks to Save You Hundreds</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel best money tips travel Trip Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:00:06 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1219953 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Save on Your Snowboard or Ski Trip http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-on-your-snowboard-or-ski-trip <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-save-on-your-snowboard-or-ski-trip" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/263950244_b4048fb174_z.jpg" alt="Save On Your Snowboard Or Ski Trip" title="Save On Your Snowboard Or Ski Trip" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving on your snowboard or ski trip, ways for teens to make money, and getting your retirement back on track.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Save-Ski-Trip-26686531">6 Tips To Help You Save On Your Snowboard Or Ski Trip</a> &mdash; To save money on your snowboard or ski trip, consider renting a cabin. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://genxfinance.com/a-few-ways-for-teens-to-make-money/">A Few Ways for Teens to Make Money</a> &mdash; Encourage your teen to get a job in retail if they want to get discounts on clothes. [Generation X Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/efik45ehigm/ten-steps-to-get-your-retirement-back-on-track/">Ten Steps To Get Your Retirement Back On Track</a> &mdash; Get your retirement back on track by using online tools to help you save money. [Forbes]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mint.com/blog/saving/6-ways-to-cut-the-cost-of-popular-weight-loss-plans-0113/">6 Ways to Cut the Cost of Popular Weight Loss Plans</a> &mdash; Hunting for coupon codes can help you cut the cost of popular weight loss plans. [MintLife Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://beingfrugal.net/tax-deductions-you-can-make-after-december-31st/">Tax Deductions You Can Take After December 31st...It's Not Too Late</a> &mdash; You can still take advantage of traditional IRA contributions. [BeingFrugal.net]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://lifehacker.com/5974153/how-can-i-save-money-on-my-smartphone-bill-when-traveling-internationally">How Can I Save Money on My Smartphone Bill When Traveling Internationally?</a> &mdash; Getting a pay-as-you-go SIM can help you save on your smartphone bill when traveling internationally. [Lifehacker]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mainstreet.com/article/career/employment/5-networking-tips-new-job-2013">5 Networking Tips for a New Job in 2013</a> &mdash; If you want to get a new job in 2013, start by getting a &quot;top tier&quot; contact list. [MainStreet]</p> <p><a href="http://lenpenzo.com/blog/id838-how-to-avoid-paying-a-mandatory-gratuity-for-bad-service.html">How to Avoid Paying a Mandatory Gratuity for Bad Service</a> &mdash; To avoid paying a mandatory gratuity for bad service, inform the manager you'd like a different server. [Len Penzo]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2013/01/07/five-things-that-keep-people-from-getting-ahead/">Five Things That Keep People from Getting Ahead</a> &mdash; Student loans and low community awareness can keep people from getting ahead. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/my-strategy-for-dealing-with-outgrown-clothes">How to Deal With Outgrown Clothes</a> &mdash; Consider gifting away any outgrown clothes in your home. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-on-your-snowboard-or-ski-trip">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-smart-travel-hacks-only-frequent-flyers-know">5 Smart Travel Hacks Only Frequent Flyers Know</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-money-saving-travel-gadgets">5 Money Saving Travel Gadgets</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-fun-ways-the-sharing-economy-helps-you-save-on-vacation">5 Fun Ways the Sharing Economy Helps You Save on Vacation</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-to-take-a-frugal-grownup-spring-break">4 Ways to Take a Frugal Grownup Spring Break</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-6-best-vacation-deal-websites">The 6 Best Vacation Deal Websites</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Travel best money tips ski snowboard Trip vacation Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:00:31 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 965631 at http://www.wisebread.com The Costa Rica Lesson: Awwwwwww They Got Me http://www.wisebread.com/the-costa-rica-lesson-awwwwwww-they-got-me <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-costa-rica-lesson-awwwwwww-they-got-me" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/Costa Rica 041.jpg" alt="All Aboard?" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It could start with &quot;you never think it can happen to you,&quot; or &quot;just when you thought it was safe.&quot; But why go out that way or for that matter come in that way, it&#39;s as cliche as an American tourist getting yapped for his belongings on a trip to foreign country.</p> <p>Rewind.</p> <p>A red-headed graduate student who couldn&#39;t be more American if she was Betsy Ross&#39; daughter&#39;s daughter&#39;s daughter&#39;s daughter, was sitting there talking to me. More aptly talking at me, more specifically, not shutting up. Uh-huh, yeah, damn that&#39;s messed up is all this blogger could manage to retort. </p> <p>She talked about her work in psychology and feigned embarrasment went I pointed out that she had on flip-flops that said &quot;Harvard,&quot; and a key chain necklace that said, guess what &quot;Harvard.&quot; Oh yeah, someone had broke into the Hostel I had just arrived at in San Jose, Costa Rica and stole her passport and she was killing time on her way to Vietnam via South Dakota. </p> <p>I said to myself that&#39;s pretty crazy: the passport being stolen story as well, but the girl, certainly. I&#39;m glad nothing remotely resembling that is going to happen to me, I&#39;m a globtrotter, a world traveler a...</p> <p>Fast-Forward.</p> <p>The lame conference on Commodities and Chinese relations with Latin American governments and the state-owned mines they own is sadly at an end and I&#39;m headed on one of the most beautiful Fridays in recent memory to the famous Jaco Beach on the Pacific coast of this lovely quaint, currency 500/1 - completely-backed-by American-military-country. The bus to Jaco pulls up for boarding and people rush to put their luggage in the hull of the monstorous municpal bus that looks more like a tour bus. </p> <p>Ahh, no way I&#39;m putting my bags down there, sheeeeeeeeet, not me. Savvy yank that guy is right? So what do I do? I get on, speak a little Spanish, I&#39;m in my zone, I&#39;m getting ready for four straight days of God-knows-what-tropical-fun and what do I do? I pull out my digital camera like a dummy tourist from middle America. You know, the quintessential, &quot;do they serve tacos in Costa Rica?&quot; Yeah that kind. </p> <p>I start taking self portraits as the bus pulls off, feeling my self, fun for pennies on the dollar, oh yeah. My black Samsonite leather computer bag is on the top shelf above where I&#39;m sitting, phone, laptop, all the power cords, cuffllinks and a DVD from blockbuster enclosed. I might as well have been a Harvard girl.</p> <p>Fast-Forward.</p> <p>We&#39;re only 20 clicks from the beach, from wireless, phoneless freedom via the wireless connection on a month-old Dell fresh off the assembly line. I was planning to hook it up and surf the net as soon as I got to my condo. Bandit to Jabulani: Uh, no you&#39;re not. </p> <p>While I was looking out the window musing at the greenest hills I&#39;ve ever seen in my life and the mango trees with ripe, juicy products hanging like sweaty jugs - of fruit juice you pervs - it must have jumped off, something slick, James Bondish. I&#39;m talking Michael Jackson smooth criminal. I should have known what was up 45 minutes into the trip when I couldn&#39;t see the strap from my bag anymore, but it didn&#39;t register.</p> <p>We stop, I look up on the shelf. Panic. Awwww they got me. First step anger, broken cuss-laden Spanish, black English; a real estate agent from South Carolina with the same &quot;damn that&#39;s messed up,&quot; look on his face that I had for the Harvard girl the night before.</p> <p>Gone. </p> <p>Come to find out five collegues had the same hubris and put their stuff below in the belly of the Bus beast. Yes, Gone. </p> <p>And suddenly I didn&#39;t feel so bad. I, after all still had my passport, credit cards and a whole lot of Colones on my person and a pre-paid condo waiting on me. Some of those people were stuck where they stood with nothing anyone could do but loan them 500 colones to call the embassy and then their folks.</p> <p>Yep, the beach, healed those wounds quick.</p> <p>Fast Forward. (Presumbably to the point of this friggin post, right?)</p> <p>GET TRAVEL INSURANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p> <p>When I return home and reality strikes, I will be out $750 bucks in supplies and will have bought the &quot;Great Debaters&quot; from Blockbuster, when I could have just gotten beyond my imperialist arrogance and copped $54 for two weeks of travel insurance from any of the companies on the commercials we hate on tv or any one of these sites:</p> <p><a href="http://www.worldnomads.com/">http://www.worldnomads.com/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.insuremytrip.com/">http://www.insuremytrip.com/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.travelpod.com/cgi-bin/travel-insurance.cgi">http://www.travelpod.com/cgi-bin/travel-insurance.cgi</a></p> <p>Here&#39;s also a bit from my Wisebread sistren Nora Dunn on <a href="/the-dirt-on-travel-insurance">parameters on TI</a>  that I neglected to mention due to the dearth of exactitude in my rant/narrative/testimonial.</p> <p>It&#39;s a lesson for me, an expensive lesson, but a lesson. I do plan on going back to Costa Rica. I loved it but next time I&#39;m springing for some TI and not the Rapper T.I. either, even though I hear he has lots and lots of guns. </p> <p>Because despite reading numerous travel guides and Wikipedia entries about Costa Rica being the number one destination for passport theives, I put my stuff on the top rack of a public bus to a beach bum paradise. I should be reading your blog. </p> <p>Sheesh.</p> <p>Hasta La Vista.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/jabulani-leffall">Jabulani Leffall</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-costa-rica-lesson-awwwwwww-they-got-me">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/why-you-should-donate-a-blood-sucking-timeshare">Why You Should Donate a Blood Sucking Timeshare</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/become-a-frequent-flyer-master-and-earn-a-free-flight-every-year">Become a Frequent Flyer Master and Earn a Free Flight Every Year</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-and-cheap-things-to-do-in-champaign-urbana">Free and cheap things to do in Champaign-Urbana</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/seven-ways-to-be-the-life-of-every-party">Seven Ways to be the Life of Every Party</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/vision-boards-dream-big-play-with-pictures-and-watch-your-life-change">Vision Boards: Dream Big, Play with Pictures, and Watch your Life Change</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks Insurance Lifestyle Travel Art and Leisure bus Costa Rica money personal finance Trip Wed, 04 Jun 2008 06:49:37 +0000 Jabulani Leffall 2145 at http://www.wisebread.com