Congratulations to Anne who is the winner of the book giveaway: Travel Hacking for Canadians!
In case you missed it, Travel Hacking for Canadians is a must-read for Canadians looking to save money while travelling.
Here is a quick rundown of the book:
- A review of all major frequent flyer programs and how to use them to your advantage
- Strategies for acquiring miles including reclaiming recent flights, online shopping, subscriptions, opinion surveys, real estate transactions, groceries and many more
- How to get your annual credit card fee waived
- How to use stopovers to increase your total redemption return
- How to get the most value for your money (there are a ton of tricks to learn)
- How to avoid paying hefty taxes for flights
Canadian Air Travel Hacks
- How to setup a free price alert that can potentially save you hundreds of dollars
- Why using Hotwire may not be the best option for you
- Which hotels allow you to eat/drink from the mini-bar (for FREE)
- How to get special deals from hosts listing cheap accommodations on Airbnb
- How to get involved in ecotourism and receive free accommodations
- Exclusive interview with a Flight Centre Manager on how to get the best deals
The next giveaway will be some cold, hard cash, so stay tuned!
Here is some of my favorite articles from the past couple weeks:
Boomer & Echo wrote about having that difficult money conversation. Boomer wrote that estimates have money issues as the main factor in roughly 70% of all divorces – a huge number that shows communication about money is very important.
Money We Have explained that we’re not richer than we think. A recent bank survey showed that Canadians’ net worth has increased this year and interestingly enough, Alberta showed the highest gain. This latest report is a direct contrast to an earlier report showing that our household debt levels have increased.
If you’ve gone through post secondary education, you probably already know how difficult it can be to get by with little/no income. Canadian Budget Binder blogs that part-time working while attending university kept me debt-free.
Anyone who enjoys Tim Hortons will be interested to know that they are introducing a stronger, dark roast coffee to attract new customers. With so many competitors in the coffee sector, it will be interesting to see if they can steal customers from McDonald’s or Starbucks.
Mr. Money Mustache recently wrote about how a millionaire is made $10 at a time. This is an idea I strongly believe in – that all the little things done right (financially) will add up over time and start to reach higher numbers.
Congrats to debt debs who recently celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary – while making great progress on her finances in the recent past.
J. Money at Budgets are Sexy wrote how we can all get ahead by simply asking for what we want – a simple, yet effective idea that most people don’t use.