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February 2014


Amateur Hour: How My Vegas Mistake Got Me a Free Flight Home

Like most people who have visited Las Vegas, I have made my share of “first-time mistakes”.

I‘ve waited hours to get into mediocre clubs, paid full price to see some awful shows, and even bought one of those horrendous 3 foot tall drinks with the shoulder strap.

Yup, those ones. I still cringe when I think about how I must have looked carrying that thing up and down the strip.

Last week I asked you to send me some of your best Vegas mistakes and I discovered that I was not alone. Collectively, my readers have made just about every first-time mistake a Vegas traveler can make. I’ll be sharing some of them with you next week. Continue Reading


Recap: My Paris Trip For Only $266

So I’m back from my $266 trip to Paris and I have to admit, I had an absolute blast.

There is so much to see and do in Paris that I could have easily spent a few weeks there.  Unfortunately, (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it ) I have a lot of other things going on right now so I was only able to allocate 3 non-traveling days to my trip.

Luckily I had the help my good friend and expert in all things Paris, Nicole. Nicole was gracious enough to put together a sightseeing itinerary that allowed me to maximize my time spent in in the city. Thanks to her I was able to pack about 5 days’ worth of Paris attractions in to just 3.

It’s only a matter of time until she is writing her own travel guides. Continue Reading


5 Myths About Credit That Even YOU May Believe, Busted – But Which?

Alright, people. I have been alluding to the fact that I was going to tackle your credit questions/myths for the past couple weeks now and the day has finally arrived.

I asked you to send me your questions about credit and I received quite a few of them. Many of them made me want to throw my laptop out the window but I shouldn’t have been too surprised. After all, I did ask for you to send them and I am happy that you did. Better to ask a basic question than to continue to make an obvious mistake.

I did my best to consolidate all of your responses into a few general categories to avoid answering the same questions over and over. I also split my responses in to 2 separate posts, so like DJ Casper in the Cha Cha Slide I’m going to have to ask you to be on the lookout for part 2.

I respond to every email that you send me so feel free to contact me with any follow-up questions that you might have.

Ok, let’s get started. Continue Reading