Need more options for what to do with expiring airline miles? I already get more magazines than I can read each month, and never have enough for a flight or for “purchasing” items in the mileage stores. So when I got another letter from United saying I had 10,000 miles about to go the way of the buffalo, I was excited to see that I
I love to travel and go on trips. Actually, that’s where I spend the majority of my “fun” money. So far this summer I’ve been on three road trips with friends…and I’m planning at least two more before summer’s end! Apparently I’m not alone with my love of summer travel. According to a survey conducted by Ebates, 82% of Americans are planning a summer trip!
Currently, I have one credit card with a $500 limit. While the credit card is in my name, it’s paid by my father and is only really used for emergencies or family expenses. I’ve been thinking about moving out of my parent’s house and once I do, I’ll have to start paying this card on my own or get a personal credit card. Since I’m
Summer camp for adults is fast becoming the vacation of choice for those who no longer have to plan summer camp for their own kids! There are adult summer camps for outdoorsy types, foodies, music lovers, and more passions – all without sacrificing the creature comforts you’re used to. The adult summer camp trend is growing rapidly, and there are now about 800 camps in the
Last week I went on vacation with two friends, and we agreed that splitting the bill for everything was the best choice for airfare, condo, rental car, food and drinks. Meals out were our individual responsibilities. I put all expenses on my credit card – I volunteered, so I could get the points – and the ladies reimbursed me for all pre-paid costs. Throughout the
This summer my sisters and I are the only bridesmaids for my cousin’s wedding. While it can be hard to save as a wedding guest, it seems nearly impossible as a bridesmaid! Since I’m on a budget (and really who isn’t?) I’ve been looking for ways to save while still being a helpful and supportive bridesmaid. Here are my tips for how to save when
Between the gift, travel, and buying a dress, attending a wedding can cost over $1,000..for only one day! And you thought I was crazy for spending $1,400 in four days! I can’t justify spending $1,000 to attend a wedding, even if I love the couple. While skipping the wedding is an option, I discovered 11 ways to attend a wedding without blowing through your savings account.
The great part of winter break is that you have tons of free time. You should use this time to enjoy the holidays and visit friends and family, but you can also take advantage of this break to make your time back at school less stressful. By mixing equal parts work and fun, you can make the most of winter break without feeling like you
I didn’t take my first airplane ride until I was a sophomore in high school, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t travel. During the summer or holiday season, we’d pack up the minivan with games, snacks and books and hit the road – these trips are some of my greatest memories. According to the US Travel Association, about 80 percent of Americans journey by car,
I lived at home during college to avoid college debt and to save money for my true passion – traveling. I didn’t study abroad during college because it was too expensive and would have delayed graduation. Even though I made the more money conscious decision, this is one of my biggest regrets. Now I’m trying to earn more money and save it for a trip to
Ever eaten at a Vegas buffet? One reader, known as The Unethical Man, is a Vegas regular and in addition to his tricks for a cheap Vegas vacation, he ate $100 worth of buffet meals FOR FREE. Here is his story: Hi Julia, It’s been awhile since I’ve had anything significant to share with you, but I just scored an awesome deal during my latest
As a frugal travel shopper, I often buy airline tickets that are the best deal at the time, and am not loyal to a particular airline. Every so often I get a notice that some frequent flyer miles I’ve accumulated are about to expire, but I have nowhere near enough of them on a particular airline to get a free flight. Though I was able
Camping is a frugal vacation, cheaper than spending money on hotels and eating in restaurants, certainly. But if you’re not careful, camping comes with hefty start-up costs to sleep comfortably in the great outdoors and protect yourself from the elements. Whether you’ve never gone camping or you’re a seasoned pro at sleeping in the woods, here are 22 ideas to save money on camping this