Alaska, our 49th state, has a reputation for being an expensive vacation spot, but if you can make it up there, the beauty of your surroundings is well worth the trip.
Wake up, coffee addicts! If you've ever lamented the cost of your morning cup o' joe, this one's for you.
Many folks ask me about flying supposed "low cost" airlines. The fact of the matter is, their fares are ultra-cheap, and can get you to your vacation or business meeting in a more economical way than many other competitors. But, what do you have to watch out for? For one, these airlines are counting on various fees to make a profit (and it's working). Here's a airline-by-airline guide to flying budget airlines in the United States.
Anyone who read Brad's Book, "Do More, Spend Less" will remember the section on saving time and endless frustration at the airport by signing up for TSA PreCheck. I was inspired by Brad's description of how great it feels to skip the TSA line that I decided to sign up for the program myself. Here's what I found.
The morning after I returned from a two-week European vacation, I slept in, made an inexpensive breakfast for the first time in two weeks, shaved my legs for the first time in two weeks, and received a text message from AT&T for the first time in two weeks. It read: "Your international roaming call charges exceed $250. To prevent service disruption, please call us." Then came the credit card bills, which I still have only scanned briefly, with one eye closed, because it hurts.
Banking has changed dramatically in the last ten years. You used to have to find a physical bank branch to open a bank or savings account in, which then gave you access to its ATMs, credit cards and other products. No longer. Many banks now exist solely online, or have online branches to host your accounts in. Let's take a look at the best online accounts on the market today.
Here is a current list of our top five favorite credit card signup bonus offers. Consider all of of these to be “highly recommended.” If you’re new, I realize that it can be scary to apply for any credit card, much less many at the same time. Dip your toe in the water. It is worth it.
Keeping a car in the city can be incredibly expensive. In Chicago, we pay for insurance (which is more expensive because it's the city), city stickers that allow residents to keep a car inside the city limits, and many of us also rent parking spaces, especially if street parking is particularly difficult, or there's no other way to have your car on campus, or having to move your car for street sweeping days is a little too much of a headache. Maybe it's time to try living a car-free lifestyle.
Is there anything better than free ice cream? We don't think so.
The dust balls have piled up, your winter sweaters don't feel so practical anymore, and the amount of clutter around your house has reached an embarrassing level. Whether you like it or not, it's probably time to do some spring cleaning.