I'm a commuter. So if there's one place I'm always looking to save money, it's in new ways to spend less on car expenses. I unfortunately drive over 60 miles each way to my job every day (... it's a long story why ...). For me, I rely on my car like its another set of legs. If it stops working, then I'm not getting to work. And that's a problem! As much as we tend to love our cars, they are really nothing more than a pile of steel and bolts. They can be temperamental. Occasionally, … [Read more...] about 19 Creative Ways to Spend Less on Your Car Expenses
Who doesn’t love a good day at the amusement park! The rides, games, food, … excitement! There are a lot of reasons why nearly 375 million of us go them every year! But what’s NOT fun – the prices! Nearly every part of the amusement park experience has been designed to separate you from your money. Everything from the tickets themselves to where you’ll park, eat, and even sleep. Having taken my family to a number of places now over the years, I've learned a few things to do (and … [Read more...] about How to Save Money at Amusement Parks – 21 Great Tricks!
As fun as a road trip can be, when you just want to "get there", flying is the only way to go! Back in the day, flying was a real treat! It was considered to be a luxury and people even dressed up for the occasion. But things are a little different today. For what you get, its ridiculously expensive! You'd think that for the hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars those tickets cost that you would get to sit in a seat that was bigger than something designed for a sixth-grader. Or maybe … [Read more...] about 27 Incredible Ways to Save More Money on Your Next Flight
Hotels ... Some of our best memories about going on vacation and places we've stayed have a lot to do with the hotel we were at. Hotels can offer us anything and everything we're looking for in a vacation: A beautiful room with a view, a romantic getaway, pools that disappear into the sunset, and restaurants that serve food better than anything we've ever eaten. ... or they can end up being a total bust - the equivalent to camping indoors. Dirty sheets, a shady location, and absolutely no … [Read more...] about 34 Helpful Ways to Save Money on Hotels
It's a fact that everyone who's driven over the last 100 years knows: If you're going to drive a car, you're going to have to pay for gas! Until they perfect the electric vehicle, gas will just simply be one of those unavoidable expenses that comes along with being able to travel. Next to the cost of the vehicle itself, gas will be the second most expensive part of owning and operating that vehicle with each mile you travel. Despite the fact that we can do virtually nothing to fight … [Read more...] about 17 Tricks for Spending Less Money on Gas
If driving around from place to place is a part of your next travel plans, then you're definitely going to want to know how to get a rental vehicle for cheap. I've personally rented cars at several places all around the world, and found it to be a very easy-to-do process. But, of course, not all service providers and prices are the same. There can be quite a bit variance from one seemingly similar place to the next. On top of that, there are lots of new marketing tricks and up-sells that … [Read more...] about How to Get the Best Deal on a Rental Car – 17 Easy Tips
Anyone can book a flight or hotel. But if you know how to save money on vacation packages, you're going to spend FAR less than you can ever imagine! Believe me - my family and I love to travel! But over the years I've notice that you can really spend an arm and a leg if you're not careful! Some trips for a family of 4 can retail as much as $10,000. That's ridiculous! Instead, why not do a little work up front and save a few bucks (or if you're really good at travel hacking, you can … [Read more...] about 7 Great Strategies for Saving Money on Vacation Packages