Sarah Chandler

Sarah Chandler

A contributing author to several Lonely Planet titles, Sarah's writing on culture, travel, and business frequently appears in publications such as CNBC, BBC Travel, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, USA Today and the Eurail Blog, where she blogs about rail transit and European travel.

Sarah is also a speaker and communications consultant who frequently lectures in the U.S. and Europe, where she has served on the faculties of the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Amsterdam, and the Emerson College European Center. 

Sarah holds an honors undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MFA in Writing from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a Michener Fellow.

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  1. Retirement

    Early Retirement: Lessons from Celebrities and Politicians

    If you hope to retire early, why not take a page from these celebrity playbooks?
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    Top 4 Financial Pitfalls to Avoid in Retirement

    No matter how idyllic your retirement plans are, it's important to have contingency funds for these three unexpected—and expensive—life events.
  3. Retirement Savings

    6 Reasons Not to Recharacterize Your Roth IRA

    If you're thinking of recharacterizing your Roth IRA into a traditional IRA account, here are six compelling reasons why you should reconsider.
  4. Retirement Savings

    5 Reasons to Convert a Roth To a Traditional IRA

    Here's a quintet of cases when the traditional IRA trumps the Roth version.
  5. Personal Finance

    Americans' Biggest Retirement Fear: Outliving Money

    No matter how strong your retirement plan may be, longevity risk - the fear of outliving your money - is real. How are Americans facing this conundrum?
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    ETFs: Are Investors Expecting Too Much from Them?

    The popularity of ETFs may give investors a false sense of security, which is why it is crucial to educate them on how they work and the risks involved.
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    Want To Be A Financial Planner? Eye These Schools

    If you're interested in becoming a financial planner here's a quick look at what to expect and short list of the top schools.
  8. Retirement Living

    Live Like a Millionaire on $3,000/Month in These 10 Countries

    A million dollars no longer guarantees luxury. So why not consider moving to one of these countries, where a high quality of life costs only thousands?
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    Get Rich with These 7 Healthy Habits

    Getting rich is like getting fit. To achieve your goals, you must develop healthy long term habits. Here are 7 habits that cultivate financial abundance.
  10. Retirement Living

    How Much Money Do You Need to Retire in Hawaii?

    The Aloha State remains an idyllic place to retire, but at what cost? From rent to cereal to gasoline, we look at the hidden costs of living in paradise.
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    Will You Be Able to Retire by Age 70?

    A perfect storm of factors means that Americans are retiring later than ever. Is that a bad thing?
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    Red State or Blue State: Where's Retirement Sweeter?

    Choosing whether to go red or blue when picking out your retirement destination is more than a matter of politics. Here's how to cast your vote.
  13. Retirement Living

    Retiring in Brazil: Cheaper Now, But a Good Idea?

    Political unrest, financial uncertainty, Zika...the country has problems that anyone thinking about a move there should take into consideration.
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    Are Millennial Retirement Savers Doomed?

    A new McKinsey report spells a grim financial future for Millennials, who will have to work harder and save more than their parents.
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    Can Lump Sum Payments Fix Social Security?

    Solving the problems that riddle Social Security won't be carried out with a single solution. Here's one idea that could help reform the program.
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