Weekend Reading

If you need a vacation but fear that you can't afford one, don't despair. You may not be able to stay in a five-star hotel or fly first class, but with a little legwork, creativity and flexibility, you can travel affordably to just about anywhere. My latest Investopedia article, Globetrotting On A Budget, takes a look at eight areas where it's easy to save money: travel supplies, airfare, accommodations, transportation, food, entertainment, keeping in touch, and souvenirs and gifts.

For those who haven't already seen it, another of my Investopedia articles, Budget Without Ditching Your Friends, made it to the homepage of Yahoo! last week. Yes, the one and only homepage. The top of the homepage. The center of the homepage. Right under the headline about the Manny Ramirez trade. I'm still stoked about it. Cool things like this never happened to me until I became self employed and started doing something I love.

Finally, if you've been following my recent posts about credit scores, you might be interested in reading How To Establish A Credit History. Credit is one of life's great catch 22s. Let's say you're fresh out of high school and want to get your first credit card. You dutifully fill out the forms and wait for the reply, only to find out a few weeks later that you've been rejected. Why? Because you don't have a credit history. How do you establish a credit history? Well, you get a credit card of course...

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