Hostel culture has evolved since the days of yore. It's accommodation with style, and it isn't just for backpackers any more.
I'm Jason, nice to meet you.
One thing really explains a lot about me: I'm a military brat. Both of my parents are Chief Master Sergeants in the Air Force, and from the age of 0 to 18 I moved every four years.
To ensure your plan status is visible to others, there is just one simple step to take.
Trying to collect on invoices is maddening in the summer - sometimes your client contact is on vacation, and sometimes the accounting person who writes your checks is on a 3-week tour of the Rockies. It's smart to budget for 90-day receivables during the summer, if you can. Here are some ideas to help you ride out the summer:
I was never one of those people who purchased travel insurance before taking my vacation. I mean, the vacation is expensive enough, without adding in the cost of insurance on top of it. But, after my last vacation, I am a believer.
This week I'm on vacation. And believe me, I know how to VACATE, even if I'm staying at home. I won't be taking any calls, reading any e-mails, or tweeting any updates to my friends.
As everyone knows, the worst part about a vacation is packing.
So, as you may remember, my husband and I decided to try out our very first budget.
It seems that whenever I am traveling, money leaves my wallet faster than anyone can say, "Are we there yet?" There are many more things to spend money on when traveling. However, with careful planning, establishing some limits for kids, and carrying your own food, you can travel without going into debt.
Summer is a perfect time to make memories. The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and fun is on the horizon. Making memories this summer doesn't have to be expensive or even in your neighborhood. Grab your pals and head to the city and make some fun summer memories.
This week our great country celebrated its birthday. July 1st was a birthday for my family, as well. July 1, 2009 was the day we joined the CareOne Debt Management Plan. It has been a year of many positives.
TGIF! As I write this I am looking forward to a long holiday weekend filled with family, friends and fireworks!
Hey everyone. I'm Michelle Reed. I just graduated from college and I'm starting out my new life in, the one and only, New York City.
It happened somewhere around the time I was balancing checkbooks, figuring out what bills were coming up, and looking at the low balance of my savings account. I wanted to give up. It is an "I feel sorry for me stage."
The economy has been on quite a rollercoaster ride for the past two years. According to a recent article in the New York Times, 4.46 million Americans claimed continuing regular state unemployment benefits while 456,000 Americans filed initial claims for unemployment benefits in early June.
Okay, so the worst has happened, you lost your job and are unemployed. Now, what do you do?
Perhaps you have found yourself laid off, downsized, or just plain fired. The pink slip arrives, and you panic. You are not alone, as millions of Americans are facing unemployment right now.
It seems early to be planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays already, but here's why you should think about it now...
Cars frustrate me. One minute you're driving this shiny new vehicle off the lot, complete with that new car smell, and the next thing you know it's got 80,000 miles and seemingly continuous repair bills. The thing that infuriates me the most is that vehicles cost so much. It just seems wrong that an item that costs so much requires such outlandish maintenance and repair bills.
Sometimes the best answer is just to bag it and go to the movies. It's cool in there (frigid actually-- I always bring a light sweater, even in the swampiness of summer) and depending on how you play it, you can spend a whole afternoon feeling comfortable and entertained.
I refuse to turn my AC on before June 1, but it never fails that at 12:01 a.m. that day, I get out of bed and flip the switch. Then, at 6:20 a.m., I start dreading my next electric bill.
It's getting real hot. In fact, I've been noticing it for awhile.
We don't even think about how spoiled we are when we walk into the grocery store. There are so many tempting choices that we're overwhelmed by them. These days, merchants have to pull out all the stops to find new ways to draw us in with attractive marketing messages and the slickest packaging.
To continue with my last post on exercising "on the cheap," here are some ideas for the other fundamental part of losing weight: eating healthy...and not breaking the bank.