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8 Most Affordable Beach Towns in Mexico

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Looking for a quick beach getaway? These gorgeous seaside towns in Mexico offer the most bang for your buck.

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Watch Out for These Hidden Costs of Free Travel

No matter how many points and miles you have, travel is never free. Don't be fooled into paying these hidden costs of "free" travel.

How to Use Bucket Budgeting to Overhaul Your Finances

Bucket budgeting brings the appeal of the classic envelope system to the modern age.

How Getting More Sleep Helps Your Finances

Need another reason to hit the sack early? Getting enough sleep improves your health and your wealth.

5 Overwater Bungalows You Can Book With Rewards Points

Overwater bungalows may be the holy grail of luxury travel, but that doesn't mean staying in one has to break the bank.

5 European Cities You Can Visit for $50 a Day

Believe it or not, you can vacation in any of these gorgeous European cities for just $50 a day.

How to Save Money on Flights Using Fare Alerts

Looking to save even more money on flights? Fare alerts are here to save the day.

6 Smart Money Habits of Introverts

Introverts are known for their quiet energy, but did you know they're also pretty good with money?

9 Ways to Travel Big on a Tiny Budget

World travel doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg. You can see all the sites and still return home with money in your pocket.

Create a Budget Based on the Best Money You've Ever Spent

Think about the best purchase you've ever made. Now, base your new budget off it!

How to Get a Cruise Cabin Upgrade for Free

Want a balcony or suite upgrade without breaking the bank? These upgrade strategies won't cost you a thing.

How Hotel Booking Websites Can Save You Money (And Headaches)

Save yourself the time, money, and headaches of hunting for hotel deals by booking through websites the right way.

4 Countries Where You Can Live on $1,000 a Month

High rent costs and living expenses got you down? Living in any of these countries will set you back just $1,000 a month.

How to Streamline Your Travel Rewards Strategy

Having travel rewards scattered across multiple brands can become a real mess. Here's how to clean it up.

6 Ways You're Wearing Out Your Furnace Too Soon

You don't want your furnace to break down in the dead of winter. Here's how you might be wearing it out too soon.

Yes, You Need "Fun Money" in Your Budget

Being frugal doesn't mean kissing fun goodbye. In fact, you should be budgeting for it!

How to Apply to Lots of Colleges Without Going Broke

Applying to college can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be! Here's how to do it on the cheap.

7 Ways to Save on a European Getaway With Kids

Heading to Europe with kids can be as expensive or inexpensive as you want it to be. Learn how you can save a bundle when traveling across the pond.

How a Simple "Do Not Buy" List Keeps Money in Your Pocket

Creating a "do not buy" list will totally change your shopping game — and help you save tons of cash.

10 Less Awkward Ways to Ask a Friend for Your Money Back

Friendships can easily be ruined by borrowed money. But if you're looking to get your loan repaid, here's how to do it with minimal awkwardness.

Stop Using These 5 Excuses Not to Budget

Stop making excuses about why you can't budget and start managing your money today. It's easy once you start!