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  1. Are Hotel Chains Too Big? (TRIP, HLT)

    In America, the six largest hotel chains dominate the industry and more likely than not you’ll end up staying at one on your ...
  2. Should Amtrak Be Privatized?

    This story examines whether or not Amtrak, the US consumer rail system, should be privatized in the wake of its tragic accident.
  3. How Inflation Affects Your Cost of Living

    How will your wallet be impacted by inflation?
  4. When Is It Cheaper To Fly To Las Vegas?

    Ways to tilt the odds in your favor. One hint: Hot weather, cool prices.
  5. When Is It Cheaper To Fly To Australia?

    The time you go and how you book are the keys.
  6. Best Ways To Use Your Cell Phone Overseas

    8 tips to keep your phone costs under control while you travel abroad.
  7. Is Amazon Fresh A New Threat to Walmart?

    As Amazon Fresh expands its service, Walmart is developing its own online grocery delivery and pickup service, which could ...
  8. How Safe Is It To Travel In Japan?

    Japan is one of the world's safest nations – but it is subject to earthquakes and other natural disasters. Should you be ...
  9. 10 U.S Cities You Can't Visit Without A Car

    A combination of lousy weather, urban sprawl and poor public transit make a car essential when you visit these cities.
  10. 10 U.S. Cities You Don't Need A Car To Visit

    Tourists: Enjoy exploring these top U.S. destinations without having to fight traffic or find a parking spot.
  11. Priceline Vs. Hotwire: Which One To Choose? (PCLN, EXPE)

    Both travel booking sites are easy to use, and each has its devotees. Here's a comparison.
  12. Top 5 Biggest Mobile E-retailers

    Online shopping has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of mobile shopping apps.
  13. The Safest Way To Travel In 2015

    Many have wondered if it is actually safe to fly or if they'd be better off taking an alternative form of transportation. ...
  14. Top Websites For Discounted Gift Cards

    Gift cards can cost less when you buy them through a discount website. Just do the math before you cough up the cash.
  15. Will Tesla Cars Ever Be Affordable? (TSLA)

    Tesla cars are highly sought after, but also command a very high price tag.
  16. What Are The Best Mobile Banking Apps?

    As a society we expect to have 24/7 access to everything in our lives, our bank accounts included.
  17. WePay vs. PayPal Fees

    WePay and Paypal facilitate payments between businesses and people. Which one should you go with?
  18. World's Top Tourist Cities

    Forget off the beaten track. Which cities attract the most tourists? Should you be one of them?
  19. Insider Tips For Saving On Cruises

    Savvy insights will help you navigate the choices and avoid some money drains on your first cruises.
  20. How Hidden City Tickets Affect Airlines

    Hidden city tickets have been in the news these past few months because of a lawsuit launched by United (UAL) and Orbitz ...
  21. What Consumer Spending Reveals About The Economy

    We compare U.S. consumer spending patterns, especially in housing, food, and healthcare, against consumer spending in other ...
  22. Best Places To Exchange Currency In San Francisco

    The San Francisco airport and your hotel are convenient, but to save money use an ATM or your credit card.
  23. Do I Need A Personal Accountant?

    You know you need to keep your personal finances better organized. Should you hire professional help, and if so what kind?
  24. Why do Priceline & Hotwire Hide Hotel Names?

    Companies like Hotwire and Priceline hide hotels names from prospective guests, and both the customers and hotels are beneffiting ...
  25. Hotels Vs. Airbnb For Paris Visitors

    Paris hotels have their allure, but a less expensive Airbnb may be just as charming – and even leave room in your budget ...
  26. How Microeconomics Affects Everyday Life

    Microeconomics is the study of how individuals and businesses make decisions to maximize satisfaction. Microeconomic principles ...
  27. Best Places To Exchange Currency in Las Vegas

    Skip the booths at the airport and find an ATM when you want to exchange currency. Or try to use your credit card. Another ...
  28. Why Are Tesla Cars So Expensive?

    What makes Tesla cars so expensive? Short supply and pricey parts is a good place to start.
  29. Best Places To Exchange Currency In New York City

    You will get the best exchange rate in New York, but it's good to arrive in the U.S. with some dollars in your pocket. Here ...
  30. Best Ways To Exchange Currency In Europe

    Which are the cheapest– and most costly – ways to exchange money when you're in Europe? See if you made the right choices ...
  31. When Is It Cheaper To Fly To New York?

    Summer is the costliest season to travel to the Big Apple from abroad. You'll save money in the colder months, as long as ...
  32. Self-Driving Cars Could Change The Auto Industry (GM, F)

    Driverless cars have piqued human interest for centuries. A true driverless car, however, has remained elusive until recently.
  33. When Is It Cheaper To Fly To Hawaii?

    What's the best way to save money on flying to Hawaii?
  34. How To Fly To Europe For $100 (Maybe) (RYAAY)

    A new airline called WOW announced one-way trips to Iceland from U.S. airports for as low as $99. One problem: If you don't ...
  35. Winning Resumes For High School Students

    Here's how to shape your school projects, babysitting and any other jobs you've had into a resume that will get you hired.
  36. Why Saving Money Is Important

    When money is tight early in your career, saving may seem a waste of time – but even a small amount can pay big dividends, ...
  37. Best Places To Exchange Currency In Washington, D.C.

    Visiting Washington, D.C., from abroad? Here are tips for exchanging currency focused on location, price and other options.
  38. Choosing A Trusted Traveler Program

    Could one of the four U.S. government Trusted Traveler Programs make your next flight or border crossing easier? How to tell ...
  39. Top Cheap Travel Websites

    Planning a trip? Find out how to save on airfare, hotels, rental cars and more.
  40. Is It Safe To Travel To Colombia?

    Colombia was a violent country in the 1980s and 1990s. Is it now safe for tourists to visit its mountains, beaches and lush ...
  41. Best Checking Accounts For Students

    Student checking accounts avoid the high fees and minimum balances of some other accounts. Here's how to evaluate offers ...
  42. 5 Money Saving Travel Tips For Las Vegas

    What "stays in Vegas" shouldn't include more of your money than necessary. Some ways to keep your Vegas budget within limits; ...
  43. Top 10 Fastest Growing Industries in the United States

    Six of the ten fastest growing industries are directly related to new residential construction.
  44. The Worst Place to Exchange Currency

    Exchanging currency is a necessary part of traveling, but not all currency exchanges are created equal.
  45. How To Find A No-Fee Apartment In New York City

    Pounding the pavement isn't the only way to avoid a broker fee. Here are some other tactics, plus the best online sites for ...
  46. Expedia Vs. Orbitz: Comparing The Rewards

    The best program for you depends on how you want to use the points. Expedia gives you more flexibility .
  47. Is It Worth Paying A Broker Fee In New York City?

    New York City is one of the most difficult-to-navigate real estate markets in the world. A broker can guide you and, surprisingly, ...
  48. Travel Cost Comparison: Paris Vs. New York

    What visitors to these two tourist meccas can expect to pay for hotel, meals and seeing the sights.
  49. Top Checking Accounts With No Overdraft Fees

    Choosing the right checking account could save you hundreds of dollars in fees every year.
  50. 5 Money Saving Travel Tips For China

    The most expensive part of visiting China is getting there. To save your budget once you arrive, try these strategies.
  51. Xoom Vs. Western Union: Which Should You Choose?

    That depends on where you need to send the money, among other things. How to decide between the classic service and the new ...
  52. Why Amazon Needs to Dump UPS and Fedex (AMZN, FDX, UPS)

    Amazon is too dependent on third-party shipping companies and must grow their delivery options to survive.
  53. Find The Top Money Transfer Services

    Need to send money in a hurry? Here's a list of the major players in the money transfer business. Compare rates, times and ...
  54. The Best Way To Get Out Of Your Car Lease

    For those who no longer want their car for whatever reason, transferring the lease to an interested party can be a particularly ...
  55. Wal-Mart's Future Success Lies in Neighborhood Markets (WMT)

    Wal-Mart's Neighborhood Markets are a profitable side brand that allow for flexibility and experimentation.
  56. How Expensive Is New York City – Really?

    Considering how many people live in New York City, can it really be that much more expensive than other big cities? Take ...
  57. Are You Spending Too Much?

    Post-holiday credit card bills are just one signal that it's time to cut back on spending. Here are others.
  58. Study Abroad: Budget for Australia

    Australia is one of the most popular – and most expensive – destinations for U.S. students who want to study abroad. But ...
  59. How Walmart Model Wins With "Everyday Low Prices"

    Walmart's success stems from low costs, which are possible through specific supply and distribution strategies, and are passed ...
  60. Best Ways To Save On Travel Using Airline Miles

    How to travel and save money by using airline miles.
  61. Apple Pay vs Google Wallet: How They Work

    Apple Pay and Google Wallet are mostly identical offerings. Apple may be to be easier to use, but Google has a more features.
  62. Hotels Vs. Airbnb For New York City Visitors

    Airbnb can make a trip to an expensive city like New York more affordable. Here are the pros and cons of Airbnb vs. hotels.
  63. Study Abroad: Budget For Italy

    Study abroad in Italy is a popular choice for U.S. students, and it doesn't have to break the bank. Plus, the career payoffs ...
  64. Study Abroad: Budget For Spain

    Study abroad can have big career payoffs. Here's what to expect to pay for that investment – from tuition and travel, to ...
  65. Top-Ranked Personal Finance Software

    Should you pay for personal finance software or get it free? The best program for you depends on your needs and how private ...
  66. Travel Cost Comparison: New York Vs. Tokyo

    What visitors to these two great (but expensive) tourist meccas can expect to pay for hotel, meals and seeing the sights. ...
  67. How Do Hotel Night Auctions Work?

    To undercut competitors in the online space, opaque pricing and auction nights have provided leaders in the hotel industry ...
  68. Alternative Travel: Discount Hotels And More Online

    A variety of tech companies such as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, and Travelmob, travelers provide a comparable alternative to ...
  69. The Cheapest Way To Travel To (And In) Europe

    Europe is a dream destination for many, but it doesn't have to be out of reach. Here are tips on how to see Europe on the ...
  70. Do Your Card's Travel Benefits Make The Grade?

    If you take frequent trips, it pays to evaluate the different travel benefits that a credit card offers – from airline miles ...
  71. Traveler's Checks Vs. ATM Cash: Tips for Tourists

    Traveler's checks were once the preferred way to make purchases overseas, but most tourists now get cash at an ATM – or use ...
  72. Understanding 'Per Diem'

    Per diem is one method for reimbursing employees for business-travel expenses. Companies using the per diem method must follow ...
  73. Drawbacks Of Travel Reward Programs

    These nearly universal loyalty programs can have handy perks, but they're not a free ride.
  74. Are Return-Of-Premium Riders Worth It?

    Find out if this policy coverage will add money to your pocket, or cost you in the long run.
  75. Stop Keeping Up With The Joneses - They're Broke

    Conspicuous consumption could be robbing you of future wealth.
  76. Free Financial Counseling Programs For Students

    Learning to manage your money is no easy task, but there are plenty of resources designed especially to help.
  77. 5 Ways To Stunt A Child's Financial Growth

    Personal finance is not covered in schools, so it's up to parents to teach kids how to manage money.
  78. Stock Market Simulators: Play Your Way To Profits

    Online stock simulators make learning about stocks as fun and easy as playing a game.
  79. Travel Tips For Keeping You And Your Money Safe

    Take precautions to avoid being taken advantage of on your vacation.
  80. How Much Debt Can You Handle?

    Follow these five steps to manage debt without cutting up your credit cards.
  81. 5 Ways To Control Emotional Spending

    Follow these five simple steps to keep your spending under control.
  82. How A Bad Roommate Can Ruin Your Credit Score

    Living with someone can cut your expenses, but in addition to not doing the dishes, your roommate may do serious damage to ...
  83. 8 Tips To Help You Control Holiday Spending

    These tips will have you singing "Joy to the World" well into the New Year.
  84. Take Advantage Of A Housing Crisis - Rent!

    When a housing crisis strikes, the big winners are often the renters.
  85. Where To Put Your Cash: Call Deposit Vs Time Deposit Accounts

    Time deposit accounts and call deposit accounts allow customers to earn higher interest in exchange for less access to their ...
  86. 4 Savings Accounts for Investors

    Curious about the best saving accounts and which ones suit investors?
  87. Find the Best Savings Account Rates

    You know how to spot the highest interest rate, but how do you really get the best deal on savings accounts?
  88. Why Some Kids Never Leave The Nest

    Giving your children a free ride can be costly for both of you.
  89. Get the Best Savings Interest Rates For You

    How do you choose between market deposit accounts, CDs and traditional savings accounts?
  90. The Best Places To Exchange Currency

    Unexpected fees for changing currency can blow your foreign-travel budget. Follow these strategies to avoid them as much ...
  91. 5 Things You Shouldn't Do During A Recession

    These tips can help you avoid financial risk, and are especially important during an economic slowdown.
  92. A Day Without Spending, A Lifetime's Worth Of Lessons

    Financial guru Suze Orman once challenged her fans to go a day without spending any money. Here are the lessons learned from ...
  93. 5 Financial Lessons You Must Teach Your Kids

    Teach your kids the relationship between work, money and achieving financial goals with these five simple lessons.
  94. What's the Cheapest Airfare Really?

    By the time you add in all the extra fees, that supposedly discount airfare might not be your best bet. Here's how to know ...
  95. How To Work In Financial Communications

    The surest way to develop a career in financial communications is to blend together the right mix of talent, education, persistence ...
  96. How To Keep Debt Low

    Here's a breakdown of how you can stay out of debt or keep your debt low.
  97. Cheap Steps To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    Making small adjustments to your habits and lifestyle can have big payoffs.
  98. Websites That Save You Money On Hotel Rooms

    Before you just reserve a room through the hotel, check out these six discount websites. But watch out for traps like nonrefundable ...
  99. Five Little Money Leaks That You Can Plug Right Now

    If you sometimes feel that money trickles through your fingers, you could be right. Here's how to take control and keep yourself ...
  100. Americans Are Borrowing More To Buy Cars - But Should They Be?

    As the economy slowly heals, credit has become easier to obtain and interest rates have gone down. But does that mean it's ...
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