Leisure

The Benefits of Planning Your Spring Break Getaway Early
January 29, 2014

The Benefits of Planning Your Spring Break Getaway Early

The early bird gets the worm, but can the same be said for travelers wanting to take a spring break vacation? If your family is planning to get away this spring, but also hoping to avoid the beaches full of college students, how should you schedule your plans? We asked Mark Kahler, About.com’s Budget Travel […]

by Briana Fabbri
Easy Ways to Start Saving For Your Summer Vacation Now
January 15, 2014

Easy Ways to Start Saving For Your Summer Vacation Now

When you’re stuck in the dead cold of January, summer can seem like it will never arrive. Although June is months away, now is actually the time to begin planning and saving for your sun-filled summer getaway. By taking on the task of saving for your vacation now — in small, manageable steps — you […]

by Briana Fabbri
How Much Does The Average American Spend on Holiday Shopping?
November 29, 2013

How Much Does The Average American Spend on Holiday Shopping?

  Even with Cyber Monday and Black Friday sales, it is still very easy to spend more than you intended during the holiday season. In fact, getting a great deal on one gift item could encourage you to spend extra on another item. So, how much does the average American actually spend on holiday shopping? […]

by Briana Fabbri
Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Good or Bad for the Budget?
November 25, 2013

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Good or Bad for the Budget?

  Every year, retailers boast Black Friday and Cyber Monday that often seem to good to pass up. Flash sales and midnight doorbusters have become an annual occurrence, and even though eager shoppers find themselves camping out in front of malls and department stores to get gadgets at low prices, the question remains: “Are these […]

by Briana Fabbri
How To Minimize the Cost of Thanksgiving Travel
November 18, 2013

How To Minimize the Cost of Thanksgiving Travel

  The holidays are the perfect opportunity to spend time with friends and family, but if you live far away from your loved ones, it can easily add up in travel costs. To help keep your travel expenses to a minimum this Thanksgiving, we spoke with Mark Drusch, Chief Supplier Relations Officer of CheapOair.com for […]

by Briana Fabbri
Travel Finances
October 7, 2013

10 Ways to Protect Your Finances While Traveling

Vacation is a time to unplug and relax, but that doesn’t mean it’s an excuse to drop the ball on financial security. From maintaining a tight travel budget to protecting yourself from credit fraud, theft and missed bills, it’s important to head into your next trip with a smart financial protection plan. Here are 10 […]

by Briana Fabbri
Staycation Tips
September 30, 2013

10 Tips For Planning A Fun & Affordable Staycation

A lavish vacation may be out of the question this year, but what about a staycation? According to an infographic from BedandBreakfast.com, 24% of Americans are likely to take a staycation in the coming year. Wikipedia defines the staycation as “a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities […]

by Briana Fabbri
Affordable Vacations
September 23, 2013

Affordable Vacations: 7 Tips for Planning Trips on the Cheap

Americans are notorious for letting vacation days go to waste. Why are we so anti-vacation? Studies show that 87% of Americans say they would take more leisure time if they felt they had the time and money to do so. While there’s not much we can do to get your boss off your back, we […]

by Briana Fabbri
Vacation Statistics
September 9, 2013

Do Americans Hate Vacation?

Did you know that as an American you’re far less likely to take a vacation than workers in any other developed nation in the world? There are a number of studies out there that show the value of vacations. According to research from the University of Illinois, vacations make workers more focused and productive in […]

by Briana Fabbri
Youth Sports On A Budget: A Guide For Parents
August 26, 2013

Youth Sports On A Budget: A Guide For Parents

As the school year closes in, you may be in the process of signing your young ones up for soccer, softball or some other fall sport. Extracurricular sports have a number of valuable benefits for kids, from teambuilding skills to staying fit. The more aspirational parents may even have their eye on an athletic scholarship […]

by Briana Fabbri

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