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When’s The Best Time to Book Airline Tickets?

Filed under: Personal Finance, Travel, Airfare, Vacation Planning, Financial Education Getty Images By Karla Bowsher Formulas for when to book a plane ticket at the best price seem to be an increasingly inexact science. Some theories are supported by data, but the Associated Press reports that trying to use a formula to book the best airline ticket price can also ...

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6 Reasons to Save Up for a Future Trip to Disney World

Filed under: Media, Walt Disney, Travel, Entertainment Industry, Vacation Planning Jordan Strauss/Invision for Disney Store/AP Images A lot of people visit Disney’s (DIS) resort in Florida every year. A whopping 51.5 million guests visited Disney World’s four theme parks last year, according to industry tracker Themed Entertainment Association. Another 4.2 million guests checked out one of the resort’s two water ...

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5 Little Things You Could Be Doing to Save Money, but Aren’t

Filed under: Travel, Credit Cards, Shopping, How to Save Money, Consumer Issues Getty ImagesUnplugging electronics and filling out surveys at the bottom of receipts can boost your bank account. When it comes to money, every little bit adds up. That’s what everyone always says, but everyone also has their limits. For instance, if you see a penny on the ground, ...

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Why This Is The Week to Book Fall Travel

Filed under: Personal Finance, Travel, How to Save Money, Airfare, Vacation Planning Getty Images By Jason Notte NEW YORK — Fall doesn’t start for about another month, but welcome to the start of fall’s bargain travel season. The travel calendar is loaded with great off-peak dates in the early weeks of December, much of January and even early summer, but ...

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Prices at the Pump Steady Over Past 2 Weeks

Filed under: Energy, Travel, Transportation, Gas Prices, Economy Ted S. Warren/AP By Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK — The average price of a gallon of gasoline remained steady in the past two weeks, as price rises in several Midwest cities offset cuts in the West, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday. Regular grade gasoline dropped just one-third of a cent ...

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Airfare Deals Pop Up as Airlines Wage Limited Fare Wars

Filed under: Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Travel Industry, Consumer Issues, Vacation Planning Nick Ut/AP By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ Airline fare wars are making a comeback. Don’t expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours — prices the industry has spent the years trying to eliminate. Fliers have ...

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3 Reasons to Plan a Late-Summer Trip to Orlando

Filed under: Walt Disney, Travel, Music & Entertainment, Lodging, Vacation Planning Getty ImagesThe boardwalk at Disney World in Orlando. Orlando overtook New York City as the country’s top tourist draw last year, and summertime is the peak travel period to the world’s largest collection of theme parks. However, with schools starting back up and tourists starting to head back home, ...

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5 Money Saving Travel Hacks for the Airport

Filed under: Personal Finance, Travel, Shopping, How to Save Money, Vacation Planning ShutterstockAirport kiosks can be money drains. By Mel Bondar I don’t know about you, but for me, the airport is one of my major spending zones. It’s the moment when vacation mentality totally kicks in, whether I’m traveling for business or pleasure. The people who run the airport ...

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Is Cheap Gas Worth the Trip? — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Travel, Savings Experiment, Gas Prices, Did You Know Driving around for cheap gas doesn’t always take your budget the extra mile. Here’s when you should make the trip. If you’re filling up you’re tank and saving 10 cents per gallon, it’s probably worth taking the detour. However, if you’re only filling up the tank half way, and prices ...

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This Trick May Help You Save on Your Next Flight — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Travel, Did You Know Did you know that your browsing history can affect your travel budget? Many travel sites store your browsing information and, in some cases, your zip code, too. Depending on how many times you’ve searched for the same fare, or if you’re browsing from an affluent area, sites can raise prices accordingly. So, how can ...

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