It’s that time of year! A $399 seven-day Caribbean cruise may sound like a bargain, but know this: the price is really only the point of entry. As ships have become fancier and offer more amenities than ever before, trying to figure out how much your trip will cost is a little bit like peering into Alice in Wonderland’s rabbit hole: There’s no one answer. … Continue reading How to Travel on a Budget Part III: Cruising to Affordable Paradise
Looking for a hotel can be stressful. But with these tips and tools it can be as relaxed as the Hawaiian shirt in your closet waiting to be worn. Staying in a Town Next Door – Sometimes the smaller towns close to where you are going have hotels that are much less expensive. If you don’t mind the 15 minute ride, you might just save … Continue reading How to Travel on a Budget Part II: Hotels and Accommodations
With summer around the corner, it’s time to make those beach computer desktops a reality! To start off our travel series, here are some new apps that are really “taking off” in the traveling world. So pack your bags and read on to find out how you can do simple things to save money next time you go on vacation!
Skyscanner – It’s time to fill up your passort! If you’re flexible on when or where you fly, this app is a great way to find cheap seats on flights from the touch of your Smartphone. Skyscanner compares millions of flights on over 1000 airlines and you book directly with the airline so there’s no commission or hidden fees. If you’re really feeling spontaneous, you can also let Skyscanner inspire you by using the “explore the globe” feature. This allows you not to specify a location and let the app pull up the cheapest flights from your nearest airport. Just one advise for caution, this can and WILL lead to heaps of fun adventures!
Download this FREE app at http://www.skyscanner.com/mobile/iphone.html
FlightView Flight Tracker – This app just made tracking your flight easier than ever! Track flights by flight number or route between 2 cities – search flights yesterday, today, tomorrow, and up to six months in the future – and view a real-time map for in-air flights showing the plane’s current position, speed and altitude, and national radar weather. Viewing flight schedules between cities also lets you know alternate flight options in case your travel plans are disrupted by flight delays or cancellations. Need to get in touch with the airline to ask a question or rebook? One-touch dialing lets you call them right from the app.
Download this FREE app at http://www.flightview.com/
HotelTonight – After a full day of exploring, touring, and discovering a new city, finding a hotel can be a stressful task. This popular smart-phone application gets you great deals on unsold hotel rooms for that evening’s use. It is very simple to navigate, just type in your current city after 12 o’ clock the day of and quality hotels are listed with discounts up to 70% off. “Credits” are also given when you use the app to book a room, so the next time you have an itch for adventure you’ll have even greater savings.
Download this FREE app at http://www.hoteltonight.com/
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Nowadays, traveling is getting more and more expensive – especially when you’re flying. More than ticket booking, airline fees have become the main frustration for passengers. As airlines seem to invent more impossible hidden fees every year, you can still save on your travels by knowing the specific fees by airlines, comparing rates and packing smart. Here are a few great sites to help: Kayak’s … Continue reading Save on Traveling: What to Pack to Avoid Airline Fees
Last week, we discussed how airlines are charging fees for almost every aspect of your booking and traveling process. Unfortunately, hotels and rental car agencies are following the same trend and noticing that added fees are an easy source of extra revenue. Here are some top ways that they get you, and how you can avoid them! Early-departure Fees – We all know that you … Continue reading How to Avoid Pesky Traveling Fees – Part 2
We all know that traveling can get expensive, but how can vacations be fun if you know you spent a large amount of those funds on pesky traveling fees? Airlines have some major ways they sneakily raise their prices by adding a little surcharge to every aspect of your booking and traveling processes. Here are three common (and irritating) charges and how you can cope … Continue reading How to Avoid Pesky Traveling Fees
With student loans hanging over your head, the steep prices of textbooks and the miscellaneous costs of living on your own, it’s inevitable that a lack of finances can make some of the most exciting years of your college life pretty stressful. A solution to these burdens though could be way easier than you think. Every college student loves a good deal, but who actually has the time … Continue reading Making the Most of Your Money at Stores
King cakes, parades, and beads. Oh my! Carnival season is coming to a close, but the real fun is just about to begin! With many schools and businesses closing their doors for Fat Tuesday, February 28, go out and celebrate Mardi Gras Louisiana Style! Regardless of if you’ll be here in Baton Rouge, traveling to the soon to be packed city of New Orleans, or somewhere far … Continue reading What to Do This Mardi Gras
Budgeting Moneyhub– Bring your money to life with the ultimate money management app Money Dashboard–Money Dashboard helps you save money, budget more effectively, and make better financial decisions. Use it to keep track of your spending across your current, credit card and savings accounts, no matter who you bank with, and start making daily savings by understanding where all your money goes each month BillTracker–From the … Continue reading These Apps a Day Keep That Debt Away
Take a hard look at the situation. It’s time to ask yourself: Do you actually have a handle on your finances? When was the last time you bought something you knew you didn’t need, and how often do you do that? Are you in debt? Do you have more money streaming out of your account than you have being added? More importantly, are you ready … Continue reading And By That Special Someone, You Mean Your Wallet