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The New Way to Exchange Money While on Travel

24 April 2015

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Money Exchange

I recently stumbled upon the site WeSwap which uses a social/crowdsource methodology to help you exchange your currency while on travel and avoid the exorbitant exchange rate fees. Let’s say you want to change your Euros to Dollars before ehading back home from Italy. There will likely be someone who has dollars that is looking for […]

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How to Get a Quote for Travel Insurance

22 April 2015

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I recently used the site SquareMouth to get a quote for a single trip insurance quote. Squaremouth is similar to other insurance portals for auto, life, and health insurance that go out and compare 19 insurance providers available plans to get you the best match – only they focus on travel insurance. The single trip […]

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Why I Love Bluebird by American Express

20 July 2013

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  I have been looking for an online bank ever since I have become more disappointed with my current bank. I have been killed by fees over the past year, and also realized I never need to go to the bank anymore – just to the ATM. I looked at Ally and ING. They both […]

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Book Review: How to Travel the World for $50 a Day

16 July 2013

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Book Review: How to Travel the World for $50 a Day

I recently read How to Travel the World on $50 a Day by Matt Kepnes Matt (aka Nomadic Matt) has a great blog and has finally consolidated a lot of his information into a 270-page manual. Section 1 covers topics related to the planning aspect of your trip including: banking and credit cards; airline tickets; […]

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How I Made an Extra $850 Last Month

7 July 2013

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How I Made an Extra $850 Last Month

I have been looking for alternate sources of cash to store in my Bluebird travel fund. [I will post more about Bluebird shortly.] In the month of May I had 2 sources for a total of $850 added to my travel funds: 1) eBay = $450 While I am not a huge fan of eBay […]

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How I Made $5300 Doing Nothing, or — Thank You Dividends.

28 June 2013

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How I Made $5300 Doing Nothing, or — Thank You Dividends.

I have been investing in stocks on and off since I was 23 with some success but not enough to really say that I was a good investor. I spent a lot of time reading about finance, but still found myself chasing the ‘hot stock’ and newest investment strategy. About 3 years ago I became […]

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Which is More Important – Your Money or Your Life ?

21 June 2013

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Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez This is the book that changed everything for me. It changed the way I see my finances, how I spend my time, and how they relate to each other. Life Energy is […]

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