Early this morning, I left on the first non-stop flight from Indianapolis to Denver to catch an epic Pearl Jam concert that is set to take place at 7:30 tonight. Our plane left at 6:50 which means that we had to be at the airport at 4:00 a.m. <Gulp>, which is why I might be slow to reply to comments today. We arrive in Denver at 8:30 a.m. so I do plan to work for a few hours once we get there. After that, I suppose we’ll drive around and kill some time until the concert.
Although I generally only cover topics within the realm of personal finance and frugality, writing about travel is my hands-down favorite thing to do. And as a writer for Frugal Travel Guy, I know I’m slightly preoccupied with the latest credit card signup bonuses, destinations, and hot deals. [Read more...]
I just realized something- I completely forgot to spell out my budget details last month. I know, I know….I totally dropped the ball. But I’m going to make up for it somehow! Pinky swear.
Fortunately, last month was pretty boring when it came to budgeting and spending. I mostly just paid the mortgage and bought groceries, and paid for a bunch of other boring Midwestern housewife stuff. The only expense that was out of the ordinary was the $400 I spent at FinCon. And, as I told you last week, that was totally worth it! [Read more...]
In mid-August, I took my husband and kids on a mini-trip to the Bahamas on the Carnival Sensation. I’m not big on ships, the open ocean, tsunamis, or drowning, but I thought “what the heck” and decided to go for it. What could go wrong? [Read more...]
I have been a big fan of online booking site Expedia for nearly a decade, and have used it to book thousands of dollars in airfare, hotel stays, rental cars, and more. I’ve used it so much that I currently have $225 built up in my Expedia Rewards account, which is quite a bit when you consider how long those points take to earn.
Still, I recently encountered an issue with them that infuriates me- bait and switch pricing. [Read more...]