Update: We've cut $100 off the plan!
Below you'll find a blueprint for a family of four to go to Walt Disney World for
about $100 $1.10, including airfare, 5 nights at a hotel on Disney property and 4 days in the parks. This trip has a street value of $4,000-$5,000 and should take less time to put together than the average Disney-bound family needs to save for their vacation.
We've written about the benefits of Bank of America's credit cards in the past, but if you really want to maximize your relationship with Bank of America, see if you qualify for Preferred Rewards. The coveted rewards program can earn you up to 2.62% cash back, and even give the opportunity to pay less on your taxes.
I want to present you with two quick facts about renting. Maybe you already know them.
1. The global rental industry is worth about $26 billion, according to The Economist.
2. You can rent a puppy, according to several Google searches.
It's hard not to get taken in by a good department store sale. When the tag shows a 50 percent drop in price, it's only natural to feel like you need to snatch it up, but what if the tag is lying to you?
When the Chase Sapphire Reserve card premiered in August 2016, it made quite a splash. It's not everyday we see cards offering bonuses of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points just for meeting the minimum spend requirements, so of course I signed up right away. When those 100,000 points hit my account, I was eager to use them. How? I took my fiancée on a nine-day, around-the-world adventure to the Maldives for her birthday. It was a whirlwind trip, but one of the best we've ever taken.
The holidays are a time of excess in all things: food is gobbled, booze is chugged, family comes in droves, and above all, money is spent like it's going out of style. If you're tired of waking up every year on January 1 with a negative balance in your checking account, it might be time for you to start building a holiday budget.
Saving money is tough for many people--I know I have trouble resisting the occasional splurge on my favorite beverage or a vacation away. But there are plenty of ways for you to save without even noticing! Here are a few tips that I use on a daily basis:
As a gal on a budget, there are few things more infuriating than the dreaded "pink tax." What's the pink tax, you ask? Well next time you're at the drugstore, try comparing the prices of products that are marketed towards women with products for men. Nine times out of ten, the pink ladystuff is going to be more expensive, even if the ingredients or function of the thing is EXACTLY THE SAME.