rental car fees

Hidden Fees Make Rental Car Quotes Bogus

I have rented a car three times in my life. The first was on a memorable first business trip to Fargo when I was 23 (a difficult feat, as rental companies get nervous about customers under 25). The second car rental was for the two days leading…
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Get Off the Fee Treadmill

Don’t you just hate it when you save some money using your ultra-cool frugal tactics, only to have your bounty eaten up by something as silly as fees? Sometimes it feels like we are playing a zero-sum game—the balancing out of money saved…
celebrity prepaid debit card

Move over Milan: The Latest Fashion Trend for Hollywood is the Prepaid Debit Card Line

Celebrity prepaid debit cards are getting really fashionable! Let me show you some of the more outrageous ones.  Amanda's Post Update 09/12/2016: WOW. Apparently others weren't keen on all the fees these trendy cards carried as well! I've…
doomsday planning

Monetizing the End of the World: Do You Buy It?

Doomsday planning has opened up a whole other industry. You won't believe the kinds of Doomsday Preppers products I found on the market! There have been many end-of-world predictions over the course of history sourced from both religious and…
how much to budget for alaska cruise

20 Ways to Spend Money On and Off Board a Cruise

Wondering how much to budget for Alaska cruise? In this two part series, I'll walk you through what to expect spending-wise onboard your cruise ship. I am fresh off the ship of the first cruise I have ever taken. We sailed from Vancouver…
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Comparing Diet Program Costs: Which Program is Most and Least Expensive?

It’s the beginning of a new year and the television waves are gluttonous with meal-delivery diet commercials. Each company is trying to outdo the competition by showing slim, smiling models eating calorie and fat-laden foods like pizza, cheese…