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Posts from the ‘Finance’ Category

  • March 23, 2015
    Stretch your travel dollar with these simple tips

    Saving money while vacationing isn’t just about finding deals and discounts. It’s about getting the most value for your money. Here are some tips on ways to save, from start to finish.   Conceptualize your vacation Think about what you really want from a vacation. Do you want to see the sites along the way? […]


  • September 25, 2013
    Travelers must leave all Indian Rupees in India before departure

    If you have a passion to collect currencies of the countries you visit, and if you’re in India, then according to a new directive from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), every foreigner leaving the country will have to compulsorily change Indian rupees in their possession into a foreign currency before they board the flight. […]


  • June 12, 2013
    Sofia is cheapest and Oslo is most expensive on TripIndex Cities 2013

    How much does it cost to have an evening out and overnight stay for two people in key tourist places around the world? TripIndex Cities 2013 is your answer. Unveiled today, TripIndex Cities is based on the combined costs for two of one night in a four-star hotel, cocktails, a two-course dinner with a bottle […]


  • November 2, 2012
    Avoid hidden charges & get best rates by withdrawing local currency in foreign ATMs

    When you’re traveling to a new country, apart from the exchange rates between currencies that you’d think you know, there are “selling” and “buying” rates (The buying rate is the rate at which money dealers will buy foreign currency, and the selling rate is the rate at which they will sell the currency). And depending […]


  • January 6, 2012
    Split expenses between travelers on your next vacation with Trip Splitter app

    Link: iTunes Cost: $1.99 Sharing expenses and working out who paid what is a chore that can become painful if there a lot of people traveling and everyone is chipping in something. So how do you manage all the expenses and stay on top of this? Should one keep the receipts to sort through later? […]


  • June 28, 2011
    Backpackers & budget travelers provide tips on BackpackForever.com

    Backpack Forever is a website that makes it easy for backpackers and budget travelers to rely on each other for travel information, tips and advice through an online, open-collaboration guidebook written by its members. It is also a community of budget travelers working together to turn their travel experiences into additional income. Today, most backpackers […]


  • May 26, 2011
    Best pre-paid travel credit cards

    Most people simply bring their credit cards or debit cards with them. Plastic is more secure than cash, and there’s no need to worry about bringing enough funds.


  • May 25, 2011
    Tips on things to do if you lose travel documents

    Some of us have lost our essential travel document like passport or boarding pass, just after a cup of coffee at a cafe. If you have travel insurance then it may cover the loss of your personal belongings, but not the huge strain of losing the most important document. Here are some tips on what […]


  • May 2, 2011
    Traveler’s Checks are almost extinct

    Traveler’s checks are as outdated as the Grand Tour of America. Most people don’t carry them anymore because processing them to cash and recording the check number is more painstaking than the ease of swiping a bank card through an ATM. More important, the checks simply aren’t cost-effective and are no longer widely accepted. Most […]


  • April 20, 2011
    Write for travel websites and make money

    The purpose of travel writing is to educate the reader about a selected destination. This can be in the form of a guide book, article or review. This will help the reader to get useful information before they visit the destination, or may even help in their decision as to whether to visit the place […]


  • March 28, 2011
    Comparison of free Currency Converter apps for iOS

    There is a whole bunch of currency converters available for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad) that are either free or paid. While most of them do the same job – of providing exchange rates from one currency to other – we have compared five of them below. If you have a favorite app for this […]


  • April 30, 2009
    Tips for money exchange before travelling

    One of the first things most travelers do after landing to your destination country is exchange money, or make use of your debit/ATM/credit card. This can be a huge expense, especially if you’re careless. A few tips can help you get the best exchange rate and avoid paying high fees. Know the rate before you […]


  • April 6, 2009
    Iceland Is No Longer A Country, It’s A Hedge Fund

    Vanity Fair’s April cover story is on Iceland’s banking massacre — detailing how the the tiny, well-to-do country committed “one of the single greatest acts of madness in financial history.” From Vanity Fair: Just after October 6, 2008, when Iceland effectively went bust, I spoke to a man at the International Monetary Fund who had […]


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