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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 2

Travel Rob ·
Another great set of ideas!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

DrFumblefinger ·
These are all good tips and add up to quite a bit of coin. I've also never had luck with renegotiating cable rates. But I did give up my coffee stop and just brew my own and take it along to work. Works fine for me. Looking forward to the rest of your tips. Thanks, Samantha!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Thanks Samantha. All great tips. Some we do now and some (public transit) we do not since we live outside Edmonton and both work in the city. A 15 minute commute would turn into over an hour on transit. We actually just redid our cable subscription, obtained a better plan and updated internet with a reduced monthly cost. With our kids now moved out we are able to save a good bit on our utilities, phone costs and especially food costs. All extra coin for the next trip.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

PHeymont ·
And don't forget: use a miles-earning card for everything you DO spend! Between bonuses for new cards and steady use, you can go a long way!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Travel Rob ·
Great tips.! Cable companies usually don't reward loyalty and offer their best promotional rates to new people. Netflix, Amazon Prime are good ways to save on cable bills if you can get internet. As far as eating out, I always find it's a question of what I order. I avoid drinks, desserts , and the cost is not bad at all.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Thanks DrFumblefinger. Glad you enjoyed the post and the second part will be out this week!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Hi there Rob. Since I wrote this post we actually cut the cable and only have OTA and Netflix. Saves us over $100.00 a month. Nice amount to save for our travel adventures! And you are right about the drinks. That is what will kill you. Stay away from them and it should help. Thanks for the comments. Part 2 this week!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Yep, it definitely adds up. Thanks for the comment. Make sure to read part 2 coming this week.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comment. Glad you were able to get a new contract with your cable company. We had Comcast and they don't care about retaining customers, only getting new ones Such a shame. Thanks for the comment and happy travels.
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 7) The Money

DrFumblefinger ·
I have really enjoyed this series Lester! Your insights are entertaining and often fascinating. I have always assumed that Ethiopia is a safe place to travel. Was that your impression as well?
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 7) The Money

Lestertheinvestor ·
Trust, but verify is a famous quote. Same thing here, safe, but be wary!
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Re: Managing Your Money on the Road

Travel Rob ·
This is a great compehensive post. Time to try and cash the money order that you've been holding! LOL
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Best Ways To Save Money During Your Travels

Beatrix Potter ·
It’s definitely very possible to live life to the fullest. You can travel the world while you are young – don’t wait for you pension. You can see everywhere and everything you want to, following some intuitive money-saving tips. This article gives you the best advice, including some tips from experts! Talk to locals Locals have the best advice on what the best and most affordable attractions are in town. Making friends with locals is even better, as it secures connections across borders.
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Ethiopia Musings: 7) The Money

Lestertheinvestor ·
As a finance major and the retirement representative for my group, I have a more than passing interest in money. I am not talking about “money” for the sake of riches, but money as a reflection of society. Specifically, I always find it...
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Anatomy of a Trip (details, details)

PortMoresby ·
  Money    Planning well under way and a picture emerging of how I might spend my time in Oaxaca, the question of obtaining pesos begins nagging.  We all know what to do, assuming there’s nothing left from the last...
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Sweden getting set for currency change

PHeymont ·
Money with star power: Greta Garbo and Ingmar Bergman on new Swedish banknotes   And no, they're not adopting the Euro in place of familiar kronor—instead, they're getting ready to take on unfamiliar kronor, as all of Sweden's bills and...
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Managing Your Money on the Road

PHeymont ·
 If you’ve never seen a travelers’ check and maybe don’t even know what it is, you’re like most overseas travelers these days. Going abroad no longer means planning to carry wads of cash, or trekking off to American...
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Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 2

Samantha ·
Part 2 of Samantha's series on how you can save BEFORE you travel!
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Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

Samantha ·
Samantha wraps up her series on how to have the money to travel by saving it up ahead.
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Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
When you really want to travel and really don't see where the money can come from...take a good look at Samantha's savings tips.
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The Best Ways to Send Cash to Someone Overseas

Vap Mary ·
Sending money overseas has been made more convenient and accessible nowadays. Now that everything is digital, you just have to deposit funds to your online account, click on a few buttons on a website, and wait for the recipient to receive the cash. Western Union executed the first wire transfer, which involved telegraphs. The process required the sender to pay money to the company and wait for the operator to transmit a message to another office. Passwords and codebooks were utilized to...
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

GarryRF ·
We've been replacing CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lighting) with new LED (Light Emitting Diode) type bulbs for over a year. They have multiple shapes to suit your needs. They use less than half the electricity of a CFL and last longer too. They have the added advantage of achieving full light in <0.5 seconds. Prices are dropping for all economy bulbs.
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

DrFumblefinger ·
A nice conclusion to an interesting and helpful series, Samantha. Thanks! Some people fund their travels by living very simply on the road -- keeping expenses to a few bucks a day. That might work for them, but I travel to experience a place. And that means admissions to attractions, eating good quality meals, staying at a decent hotel etc. I'm old enough that an element of comfort and civilization are important to me. I'd rather live simply at home than on the road, and these tips provide...
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

Travel Rob ·
Some more great tips Samantha! For people with jobs that offer overtime, I've always found that is a great way to save up money quickly. It's easier to stay motivated working extra when you know the extra amount on your check funds your travel.
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

Samantha ·
Glad to see that you guys enjoyed the series. It was an interesting and eye opening post. Since I wrote this, we even cut cable and are using OTA and Netflix. Saving us about $100 a month. Not much, but it's a $100 closer to living my freedom lifestyle I am working toward. Thanks again for the comments. Have a great weekend.
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

PHeymont ·
Haven't gotten to cord cutter status yet, but you did inspire me to caLloyd them up and hack away at the bill...vut about 60 a month with very little pain. Thanks!
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Save Money on Flights: Clear Your Cookies

Samantha ·
Planning on flying this summer? If so, Samantha shares how to clear your browser's cookies to avoid the Dynamic Pricing that airlines use to increase ticket prices.
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