Airlines Have Terrible Search Engines For Frequent Flier Awards – and I Love It
Airlines Have Terrible Search Engines For Frequent Flier Awards – and I Love It
on October 19, 2011

The domestic airlines don’t always make it easy for you to redeem your frequent flier miles – especially on international flights. But let me share my secret way around the problem.

How Winter Tires Offer Both Safety and Savings
How Winter Tires Offer Both Safety and Savings
on October 17, 2011

Winter is where the rubber meets the road – and tires get expensive. Here are seven things you need to know.

5 Ways to Save on Children’s Halloween Costumes
5 Ways to Save on Children’s Halloween Costumes
on October 14, 2011

Spending a lot on a Halloween costume you’re only going to use once? That’s scary. Here’s how to get dressed up for less.

5 Ways To Lower Your Banking Fees
5 Ways To Lower Your Banking Fees
on October 13, 2011

If your bank is using new regulations as an excuse to charge new fees, it’s time to explore your options.

How the Price of Milk Might Lower Your 2012 Taxes
How the Price of Milk Might Lower Your 2012 Taxes
on October 12, 2011

You just might pay less in taxes next year – but no thanks to the politicians in Washington. Nope, you can thank inflation.

4 More Ways to Stay at Premium Hotels Without Paying a Premium
4 More Ways to Stay at Premium Hotels Without Paying a Premium
on October 11, 2011

Follow these rules, and you’ll be able to stay in a luxury hotel at discount prices – or even free.

Why Your Credit Card Might Not Work in Europe
Why Your Credit Card Might Not Work in Europe
on October 6, 2011

The United States is a great country – but not so great when it comes to the latest credit card technology. Europe has us beat, and that can spell trouble for American tourists.

Why You Should Say No to These Rental Car Sales Pitches
Why You Should Say No to These Rental Car Sales Pitches
on October 4, 2011

Renting a car is simple and cheap. But those counter employees sure make it tough to decline the up-sells and upgrades. Here’s why you should.

An Italian Vacation That’s Different and Cheaper
on September 29, 2011

Sure, you can see the Roman ruins in Italy, but that can ruin your budget. So what about a trip to the northern half of the country? Fighting fewer crowds means spending less cash.

6 Ways to Save Money on Overseas Cell Phone Calls
6 Ways to Save Money on Overseas Cell Phone Calls
on September 27, 2011

Traveling out of the country is expensive enough without paying outrageous roaming fees. Here are a few hacks for cheap roaming while traveling.

The 5 Best Bargains in Pro Sports
The 5 Best Bargains in Pro Sports
on September 23, 2011

Football season is here again, but maybe you should pass – and make an end run to some other sporting events that are cheaper and just as much fun.

Top 5 Cash-Back Credit Cards
Top 5 Cash-Back Credit Cards
on September 22, 2011

Cash-back credit cards aren’t as exciting – or profitable – as other reward cards. But if you’re frustrated with figuring out all the rules that govern your points, it might make sense to opt for one of these.

Point/Counterpoint: Are Credit Card Swipe Fees Fair?
Point/Counterpoint: Are Credit Card Swipe Fees Fair?
on September 15, 2011

Every time you pull out the plastic at a store, the merchant pays a fee to a credit card processor. The merchants say the fees are too high. The banks say they’re fair. In a new feature, two of our writers debate the issue and you decide the winner.

7 Under-Appreciated Benefits of a Hybrid – and 1 Unknown Drawback
7 Under-Appreciated Benefits of a Hybrid – and 1 Unknown Drawback
on September 13, 2011

Depending on the brand you buy, hybrid cars can be fast, tough, and long-lasting. But at least one model has a very odd problem.

5 Ways to Keep Your Credit Score Up That Make No Sense
5 Ways to Keep Your Credit Score Up That Make No Sense
on September 8, 2011

If you want to keep a high credit score – which can mean lower loan rates – then you’ll need to do some things that don’t sound quite right at first.

6 Reasons Frugal Travelers Sit in Business Class
6 Reasons Frugal Travelers Sit in Business Class
on September 6, 2011

When you board an airplane and stroll by business class on your way to your economy seat, don’t be misled: Some of those folks paid about the same price as you did.

Foreign Transaction Costs – and 5 Other Credit Card Pet Peeves
Foreign Transaction Costs – and 5 Other Credit Card Pet Peeves
on September 1, 2011

Credit card companies make disingenuous claims that really bug me. Here are my top 6.

5 Things Pilots Know About Air Travel That You Don’t
5 Things Pilots Know About Air Travel That You Don’t
on August 30, 2011

I thought I was a savvy airline traveler who knew all the tricks of the trade. But then I became a pilot – and learned just how much I didn’t know.

5 Reasons to Put the Brakes on Your Gas Card
5 Reasons to Put the Brakes on Your Gas Card
on August 25, 2011

Sure, gas prices are sky-high. But credit cards that give you cash back on gas might not be the best deal – because other rewards cards are offering even more these days.

How You Can Buy a Business-Class Ticket to Europe for Less Than Coach
How You Can Buy a Business-Class Ticket to Europe for Less Than Coach
on August 23, 2011

If you have a long flight, business class is a comfortable way to fly. But the prices? In the clouds. Here’s a clever way to fly business without paying full price.

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