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How my wife and I are flying to Glacier National Park for $11.20 each

My wife signed up for two Southwest Rapid Rewards cards - the Plus and the Premiere. Here is the deal: Spend $2000 in three months and receive 50,000 bonus points on each card (for a total of 100,000 points). Earn another 10,000 points on your own with regular spending between the two cards and receive a Southwest companion pass for the rest of the year as well as the following year, and this is where the real value lies with this deal.
Feb 10, 2015·3 min read
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Trying damn hard to stay frugal in San Francisco

My wife and I have a looming trip to one of our favorite cities, San Francisco, to celebrate the birthday of a friend of ours. But, there is no getting around the fact that San Francisco is not the cheapest place to tootle around in, and our friends of ours are definitely not on the fast track to retirement.
Jan 15, 2015·3 min read
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Opinions wanted: Buying land and building a house vs. buying a pre-built home

After retirement, we plan on moving up to Sedona, Arizona - Sedona is nestled within red rock country in northern Arizona. It is a beautiful little town that attracts tourists throughout the year and is rich in hiking opportunities and generally getting more in touch with nature. We make yearly visits to both vacation and, now, to check out real estate in the area for our eventual move into the area.
Jan 4, 2015·2 min read
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Could you live in a tiny house?

A typical tiny house comes equipped with fully functional kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. Larger tiny homes may offer an upper level loft for a second (or primary) bedroom away from the living area downstairs. Nicer tiny home options may offer screened in decks or porches.
Dec 6, 2014·2 min read
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I leveled up my travel hacking into cheap vacations

We are planning a travel hacking trip to Walt Disney World next year for my wife's birthday. Tracking hacking is helping us to keep it super cheap!
Dec 5, 2014·6 min read