a backyard water park is a fun staycation idea

5 Super-Fun and Frugal Staycation Ideas

As we head into a post-pandemic summer, you're ready to take a break from the daily grind. But you might not be ready — or have the funds — to travel for a full vacation. The good news is, staying close to home doesn't have to mean sticking to the same old routines. Here are some easy, cheap and really fun staycation ideas: Movie Marathon If ...


5 tips for planning a vacation budget

5 Tips for Planning a Vacation Budget

Whether you’re planning a quick getaway or the trip of a lifetime, establishing (and sticking to) a vacation budget allows you to travel while still making progress toward other financial goals. As with any large purchase, a vacation will be more enjoyable if you don’t have to go into debt to pay for it. Let’s take a look at how to plan a vac...


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6 Ways to Save Money on a Rental Car

Renting a car is a travel detail that often gets overlooked until the last minute, which can leave you paying far more than necessary. Fortunately, with just a little research and planning, you can save money on a rental car and get around town in style and comfort. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to save money on a rental car:    ...


tips for managing friendship and finances

Tips for Managing Friendship and Finances

Misunderstandings about money have caused the downfall of many friendships. Because we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we all approach money and financial issues in our own unique ways. Fortunately, there are some tried-and-true tips to help you manage the sometimes awkward intersection of friendship and finances. Let’s see what t...


drinks on the beach at an all-inclusive resort

The Pros and Cons of All-Inclusive Resorts

We’ve all seen the commercials. A gorgeous couple frolicking on a white sand beach by day, followed by an elegant candlelight meal at night, along with quick shots of them parasailing, playing beach volleyball and happily shopping for local trinkets. That’s right. It’s an ad for an all-inclusive resort. They promise a complete vacation experi...