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What to Pack in Carry-on

15 Really Useful Things to Pack in Your Carry-On

You finally found a great deal on tickets, making your family vacation that much more affordable. Then you planned your trip. From hotels to activities and transportation, every little detail is taken care of. You’ve even packed your suitcases. Now you want to be certain that you have everything you need in your carry-on to get there in one piece. You came to...

Telephone Booths

5 Cheap Ways to Call Home When Abroad

Calling home while on an international trip can be a hassle. And if you’re not careful, it can cost you a pretty penny as well. With all the technology and competition around, it’s about time there were ways to make it easy and cheap to call home when traveling abroad. For the longest time, I used FreedomPop’s Global Roaming SIM to call, text, and...

Rideshare Driver Dash

How to Uber with Kids and What Car Seat to Use

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have changed the way many of us approach short-term or public transportation. In the past, we might have defaulted to calling a taxi or renting a car in cities where public transportation just isn’t that available. Now, rideshare has upped the convenience factor, especially on family trips. But do you know how to keep your...

Chase Sapphire Reserve

Credit Card Review: Chase Sapphire Reserve

Since it came out in 2016, the Chase Sapphire Reserve has been one of my go-to cards. It has a ton of really awesome, useful perks, and I was lucky enough to be one of the first people in the country to sign up for the card. So I actually got 100,000 bonus points right off the bat (that was the sign-up offer at the time). Most online reviews describe the Sapphire...

Chase Sapphire Preferred

Credit Card Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred

When I decided to get serious about our family’s points and miles strategy, the Chase Sapphire Preferred was the first card I ran to. It’s a great all-around card with fantastic perks that can save you literally $10,000s. But the sign-up bonus and bonus points categories just make the Chase Sapphire Preferred a perfect card for families getting into accumulating...