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How to prevent traveler’s constipation from ruining your trip

Know before you go on your trip.

How 7 countries around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day

There are different versions all over the globe — and they're not all February 14.

Is flying or driving better for the environment?

A look at how to lower your carbon footprint when traveling.

What you need to know about paying taxes as a freelancer

From forms to deadlines and deductions.

6 ways to prevent food poisoning while traveling

A little caution and preparedness goes a long way.

6 calming travel tips for nervous flyers

Soothe your nerves for less stressful flights.

Stories That Pay Off: How to convince your employer to help pay off your student loans

Plus the five best finance podcasts for your commute.

This Week in Food and Travel: Life as a digital nomad isn’t all sightseeing and travel selfies

From how to find WiFi abroad to all the tech accessories you'll need.
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These healthy date ideas may help you find a more meaningful relationship

From first dates to milestone anniversaries, six ideas for outings that inspire true connection.

5 travel destinations with great public WiFi for those working abroad

Some international cities are blanketed with WiFi hotspots.

How to find WiFi no matter your travel destination

Here's how to stay connected all over the globe.

What it’s really like to be a digital nomad

Get a look inside the international lifestyle.

Tripped Up: What to do if you get injured abroad

Prepare for the unexpected.

How to find cheap eats wherever you travel

You don't have to limit yourself to fast food.

Why you should start saving for kids before you become a parent

It may be time to factor future children into your budget.

5 underrated study abroad destinations to spend a semester

Sure, Paris and London are great, but there are other options.

Stories That Pay Off: How much money a #spon post can actually make you on Instagram

Plus, what to know before you try to monetize your own.

Add these ethical animal sanctuaries to your travel itinerary

Skip the zoo and check out these amazing sanctuaries.

4 ways to make money on Instagram

You don't even have to be an influencer.

5 ways to be a better travel partner

Traveling with others can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be.

Tripped Up: What to do if your vacation spot isn’t as advertised

You can salvage your vacation.

All the costs you should consider before applying to business school

It can cost a lot, but an MBA typically has a good return on investment.

Why you should start thinking about retirement as early as possible

Here's what those confusingly numbered and lettered plans actually mean.

6 U.S. destinations perfect for a March getaway

Who says only students can take spring vacations?

Everything you need to know before paying for a big-ticket item with an installment plan

It might be tempting, but read the fine print first.

5 side hustles you can easily do from home

Whether you want to make some extra pocket cash or build toward full-time self-employment.

Your partner lost their job. Now what?

5 financial steps to ease the transition period.

How much money do influencers actually make?

Is Instagram #sponcon the key to getting rich?

Why your student loans could cost way more than you originally borrowed

Thanks to student loan interest.
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Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, SZA & more call for 21 Savage release in #21Ways video

Over a dozen celebrities, musicians and activists have joined together to call for rapper 21 Savage to be released from ICE custody.

How to talk to your boss about your student loans

Your company may be able to help pay off your student loan debt.
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Black Lives Matter leads coalition to get 21 Savage released from ICE custody

The #Free21Savage Coalition is calling for ICE to stop the deportation of 21 Savage and demanding his immediate release.

8 tech accessories you need if you’re going to be working remotely

Everything you need for a solid digital nomad workstation.

This Week in Food and Travel: Wanna skip airport lines? Here’s which program is worth it

How to make the most of your time and money at the airport.

How to know when a state department travel advisory should change your vacation plans

Here are three things to know ahead of time.

How to lower your medical bills, no matter the cost

In the midst of a medical recovery, the last thing you want to deal with is an unexpectedly high bill.

TSA PreCheck vs CLEAR vs Global Entry vs Mobile Passport: Which program should you pick?

Which airport security program is right for you? Let's break it down.

6 email hacks to get yourself through vacation without work stress

Don't let your email distract you from a well-deserved vacation.

How to save for your dream vacation so it doesn’t break your budget

The best things in life are free — except travel.

What it’s like to be a government worker not getting paid

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are feeling an increasing financial strain as the government shutdown continues.

Are you really saving money by shopping so many sales?

Just because you're saving money doesn't mean you're not spending unnecessarily.

Hotel, hostel or airbnb? How to choose the right lodging option for you

When it comes to preparing for a vacation, deciding on where to go is tough, but deciding where to stay is tougher.

If you’re considering having a wedding at some point, start saving — now

It actually makes a lot of sense.

Six places to visit that are actually more fun in the winter

For those who prefer snow and ice to sand and surf.

Tripped Up: What happens if you lose your passport abroad?

Your vacation was going great until your passport went MIA. Now what?

How to set and stick to a budget in 2019

You vowed to "cut back" in 2019. Now what?

How an online-only bank can put more money in your savings account

Here's what you should consider before opening a new account.
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Three ways our national parks are suffering during the government shutdown

From overflowing trash receptacles to vandalism.

Stories That Pay Off: Why you’re not saving as much money as you think when you shop sales

Here's how to actually make the most of your cash.
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Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO, is considering run for president as independent

“I am seriously thinking of running for president,” Schultz said. “I will run as a centrist independent, outside of the two-party system.”

This Week in Food and Travel: 5 reasons Albuquerque should top your 2019 travel list

And what you need to know to avoid fines at customs.
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Tressie Shaffer: Does this mother deserve to be in prison?

Shaffer is serving 18 months in prison for "permitting child abuse" after her baby was allegedly shaken by the child's father while she was at work. Should she really be behind bars?

Tripped Up: What happens if your vacation rental gets robbed?

Having a plan in place can give you peace of mind for your vacation.

6 tips for traveling with dietary restrictions

Don't let your food sensitivities or allergies get in the way of you enjoying your vacation.

Stories That Pay Off: Billionaires in Davos can’t stop talking about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Plus more of this week's personal finance stories.

How much planning time do you really need for your vacation?

It's never too soon to start dreaming about your next trip — but what about actually planning it?
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The billionaires in Davos don’t take Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seriously. They should.

The 29-year-old freshman congresswoman and media sensation was one of the most talked about people in Davos, but she wasn't even there.

4 money conversations you should have before you move in with a significant other

Make sure you're on the same page before you're in the same home.

5 things you should know before you fill out your next customs declaration form

Lying on a customs form can cost you big time.

Alberta, Canada has more to offer than Banff

Add these cities to your bucket list, stat.

Why you should start saving for your first home now

It's never too soon to start saving for your first home.

5 reasons to visit Albuquerque in 2019

This southwestern city is a dream come true.

What happens if you don’t pay your student loans for a month?

The financial decisions you’re making as a post-graduate can have a huge impact on your future.

8 easy carry-on swaps that will lower your travel waste

Think beyond the reusable grocery bag, water bottle, and straws.

Check these five things before applying for your first credit card

A smart decision now can impact your wallet for years to come.