How to Save on Getting to and From the Airport


Sure, it’s great if you’re able to find ways to save on flights. But that’s only part of the battle. You’re also facing costs of getting to and from the airport and to your destination once you land. Here’s a guide to dealing with the the costs of ground transportation and how to save: Visit […]

Funny Money: Hidden Costs to Avoid at All Costs, Part One


Deal hunters pride themselves on being great with money, and conniving marketers exploit that pride by luring them into dark corners with low prices, only to mug them with a barrage of hidden costs. The more effective the mugger is at mugging, the more likely the victims are to be convinced that the mugger wasn’t […]

Top Financial Advisors for Millennials

Top financial advisors for millenials: These professionals offer affordable financial advice to young investors.

Got money questions? Seeking professional help can be smart. Trouble is, many financial advisors are expensive or only want to work with millionaires. So where can you turn? We contacted hundreds of financial advisors to find several who love to work with 20- and 30-something clients. These talented advisors are affordable, have minimal requirements for becoming a client, and most will work remotely. Read more about Money Under 30’s best financial advisors for millenials.

Can In-Store Health Clinics Save You Money?


By the end of June, we’ll reach the middle of the so-called “gap year” — meaning that roughly six months will remain before the Affordable Care Act kicks in and America begins an unprecedented experiment with universal health care coverage. Maybe that’s not such a big deal if you have great health insurance thanks to […]

Funny Money: The Highs, Lows, Hustles and Flows of Video Streaming Websites

Streaming video services like Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, Hulu Plus and others provide a ton of content for a small monthly fee; which one is best?

What a magical time this is for movie fans. Now, for the first time in history, the technology exists to let us hunt down any movie we desire on video streaming websites, drop a few invisible credit card bucks, then sit back and relax to watch images on our LCD screens apologize for “buffering.” Then […]

10 Things Arrested Development Taught Us About Money

We can learn a lot about money by watching Arrested Development.

If you love the show Arrested Development as much as I do, you’ve already cleared your schedule on May 26 when the show returns on Netflix for a fourth season featuring 15 simultaneously released episodes. Frozen bananas? Check. Kidding aside, underneath the Bluth family’s wacky antics is a theme all-too-important to financial blogs that came […]

When Buying, Look for Features That Add Value to Your Home

When house hunting, look for features that create lasting value.

If you’re buying a home, you want it to appreciate. Even if you realize your own house may not be a great investment, you still want it to hold it’s value and — hopefully — to be able to sell it someday for more than you paid for it. But in real estate, the stuff […]

American Airlines AAdvantage® MasterCard Review

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I get a lot of emails asking me about the pros and cons of individual credit cards, so my goal is to add to the perspectives we offer on some of the more popular credit cards out there. Most of my recommended credit cards are safe picks for everybody. In other words, their rewards programs […]

Why You Should Travel While You’re Young At Any Cost

Why you should travel while you're young at (almost) any cost

Travel while you’re young at any cost. Go out there. See new things. Now is the time, even if you don’t have a ton of money. Let me tell you why…

Funny Money: Stuff You Should Never Buy Because You Can Get it For Free

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People tend to say and repeat the quote “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” as if it’s something wise and profound. These are people who have never been to Denny’s on their birthday, where there is also a free breakfast and dinner. I’m not sure what world those anti-free lunchers live in, but […]