How We Budgeted For a Year of World Travel

A recent Fed survey highlighted that 40 percent of Americans can't cover an unexpected $400 emergency. At my previous school, I co-taught a course on financial literacy and found that it's usually bad financial habits that keep people destitute. Unnecessary expenditures of gym memberships, FOMO inspired extravagant living, and a daily Starbucks keeps even established…

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Use ‘Hotwire’ to Save on Hotels

We just booked a flight from Casablanca to Tenerife with a 17 hour layover in Lisbon. The long layover made for a cheap flight, and Lisbon is one of the great cities in the world so we were actually looking forward to arriving at 4:00 pm and flying out at 9:00 am the next morning.…

I Booked $2,000 of Flights for $100. Here’s How:

It's humbling to learn things at middle age that change your life forever. Driving Lambos in Rome: Summer 2017 My latest one came two years ago, when an unsuspecting staff member, Nate Samuelson changed my life when he opened my eyes to the world of credit card rewards for hotels and travel. Since then, we've…

Use Airbnb to Save Money on Accommodation

The first time we spent a summer in Europe, we spent $18,000 all in. I was ready to slit my wrists when I saw my final credit card bill. "Jesus Christ!" I remember saying out loud. "How can anyone afford to go there?" Our prayers were answered through apartment sharing through Airbnb. I bring this…

What’s in a Number?

"So how many countries will this be for you?" "53." "Wow, high five bruh!" As I was listening to this exchange between a couple of co-workers before our last holiday, I realized I've never understood people like this. You know the type, and can spot them easily as they often have country flags sewn on…