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How to choose a travel rewards program

You can earn free airfare or hotel nights with loyalty programs, even if you only travel a couple times a year. Which travel rewards program is best for you depends on your needs and preferences.

How much should I tip?

How much you should tip depends on the service you’re receiving. In general, 10% to 20% will have you covered in most circumstances, although if you’ve received excellent service or it’s the holiday season, it’s a good idea to give a bit more.

How to cut your grocery bill by 90%: Is it possible?

Wondering how to save money on groceries? There are several ways you can slash your grocery bill by up to 90% — whether it’s by shopping at discount stores, planning your meals around sales, using coupons, or buying in bulk.

How to avoid foreign transaction fees wherever you go

Foreign transaction fees are fees charged by banks and credit card issuers for international purchases. They’re usually equal to about 3% of each purchase. Foreign transaction fees can be avoided by using no-fee credit cards and debit cards, paying with local currency, and staying away from international ATMs.

How do airline miles work?

Airline miles can help you book free and discounted flights on most airlines. Join me as I explain how you can benefit from them.

Credit card miles vs. airline miles: Which is better?

Travel credit card miles are more flexible than the miles you’ll earn from an airline credit card, since you’re not handcuffed to a specific airline. However, if you are a loyal flyer, we recommend the UnitedSM Explorer Card, the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, or the Citi® AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard®.

Conflict-Free Diamonds & Stones: Everything You Need to Know

Engagement ring diamonds have a history of being mined in dangerous, war-ridden countries. Thankfully, with so many alternatives for conflict-free engagement rings, like lab-grown and even blockchain-tracked diamonds, there’s no need to support the blood diamond industry.