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Jun 19, 2014  |   Saving Money, Travel  |   No Comments

Frugal Senses: Helping seniors get the most out of their budget

retirement piggy bankWhen there are no regular jobs to fall back upon, how do seniors manage their post-retirement expenses on a limited budget? Well, a lot of these people are taking to second innings of their life with a renewed zest.

Many seniors are taking up second jobs, developing certain smart, frugal senses and enjoying their golden days to the hilt, all but at the same time. Some are even buying recreational vehicles after cutting down other unnecessary costs from their monthly budget. So, how did these aging populations of the country get to do so much with so little?

Actually, the trick lies in their approach to life and the way they are leading it.

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May 8, 2014  |   Cheap stuff, Discounts, Saving Money, Travel  |   1 Comment

Need a taxi? Why not get a Lyft instead?

yellow taxi cabThe internet has changed so many of the things we do in our daily lives that we are barely receptive to it anymore. Everyday some new company comes up with some new concept that incorporates the internet into something that was never done that way before. One of the latest things to come about is crowd-sourced taxis. No longer do you have to call a company or wait outside and hope a cab that isn’t already booked¬†drives by. Now you can just open an app, push a button and know exactly when your ride will arrive. And the best part is, it’s usually cheaper.

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Ever wonder when is the best time to book your airline travel tickets? This Huffington Post article claims to know the secret to this age old question.

Oct 14, 2013  |   Discounts, Saving Money, Travel  |   No Comments

How to get the best deal possible on your next Las Vegas vacation

Encore Hotel Las VegasI often disregard loyalty benefits as being good incentives because I feel like the companies that offer them are simply creating a way to keep you from looking elsewhere before booking with them. In the case of frequent flier programs, I often assume I can get a better deal if I do my legwork rather than sticking to one airline that might offer some perks after some number of flights. That won’t stop me from getting frequent flier accounts with all of them in the chance that I book with them again in the future, but I don’t personally fly often enough for it to matter. Las Vegas is a different story however. It’s usually pretty easy to get a room upgrade, some meal comps, a discount or maybe some free show tickets, but rarely can you find all of them together. But be a loyal customer and you just might.

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Sep 18, 2013  |   Saving Money, Travel  |   No Comments

How to get the best price on your next cruise

Cruise chipThe other day I booked a short last-minute cruise for a fun little weekend getaway. I’m a big fan of cruises ever since I took my first one last year and have noticed that if you’re flexible enough, you can really get a great deal that can often make it one of the cheapest vacations possible. In my search I came across a variety of choices and discovered that sometimes the best price isn’t always the best deal.

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Aug 20, 2013  |   Saving Money, Travel  |   2 Comments

Find the best deals on travel with this helpful site


Kayak.com website logoOne great thing about the internet is that is has opened a whole new world of price comparison shopping. No longer do you have to spend time travelling from store to store, or calling place after place just to find out how much something costs. Now, with the click of a few buttons, you have all of those comparison tools at your fingertips. This is especially beneficial for travelers when looking for flights or hotels. Kayak.com has been around for a while now and is one of my favorite tools for this job, so if you haven’t heard of it, sit back and let me give you a tour.

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