I love a good trip to Rome, but frankly, the city is chock-full of tourists like myself in the summertime. And sometimes I just want to check out a good Roman ruin without everyone's grandparents blocking my Instagram shot. So where are the best places to go where no one else goes?
I'll be the first to admit it: the convenience of buying things on Amazon has led me to make some pretty poor financial decisions.
I read a lot. And being the crazy, routine-loving person that I am, I also have certain times that I like to read certain things. It sounds intense, but it works for me.
Dad can be tough to shop for. While he might say he doesn't care about Father's Day, it will still mean a lot to him to get a thoughtful gift from you this Sunday.
When I heard about the KonMari method I immediately connected with the idea of keeping only the things that make you happy. What I didn't expect to find was a lesson in the true meaning of frugality.
Planning on taking out Dad for a Father's Day meal? Head to one of these restaurants for freebies galore!
It can happen without warning. One day you're living your life, budgeting as best you can, and the next, a car accident, a medical problem, or an emergency home repair appears out of nowhere. How are you going to cover these unexpected costs?
You may have noticed that with tornadoes in the area, O'Hare was a bit of a mess yesterday. While airlines are doing their best to rebook passengers on different flights, the backlog has left some passengers stranded for days, subsisting on expensive airport food and stuck paying for unanticipated hotel stays.
Unlike most Platinum Club members, I gained my miles and status from the ground. For example, several years ago, I took my wife on a once in a lifetime trip to New Zealand and Australia. We flew first class to Australia, stayed in an upgraded luxury hotel suite overlooking the Sydney Opera House. We used points and miles collected on the ground to pay for the whole thing. Out of pocket, that trip would have cost us about $40,000, but thanks to a Hyatt loyalty program we were able to collect all of the points and miles we needed for roughly $2,000.
Father's Day is fast approaching, and the National Retail Federation expects Father's Day spending to reach $12.7 billion.