6 Car Expenses That Are Really Worth the Money

Filed under: Travel, Shopping, Transportation, How to Save Money, Home & Garden Getty Images By Hana Livingston As any driver knows, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the abundance of car-related goods and services, from pricey detailing to third-party warranties to premium fluids. Car owners on a budget must decide when to invest and when to cut corners. Pinching pennies ...

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Rental Car Insurance From Your Credit Card

Filed under: Travel, Credit Cards, Auto Insurance, Renting, Vacation Planning Alamy By Kimberly Lankford Q. I’m going to rent a car when traveling for Thanksgiving. I understand that my credit card will provide rental car insurance. How does this coverage work? –E.S., Hanover, Pennsylvania. A. Your own auto insurance policy most likely covers rental car damage and liability, up to ...

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The Downside of Cheaper Gas

Filed under: Travel, Gas Prices, Auto Insurance Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Dandan Zou With gas prices down by more than $ 1 a gallon in the past year, Americans collectively are spending $ 350 million a day less at the gas pump than they were a year ago, says the American Automobile Association. But the drop in gas ...

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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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