Category: Travel

Money Smart Week 2016: Museums in Chicago

Money Smart Week 2016: Museums in Chicago

Back in October, we talked about our first Money Smart Week 2016 meeting.  Last week, I attended the first in-person planning meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. It was terrific talking with colleagues and looking forward to the exciting activities for next year.  In addition, it was one of those perfect days to […]

November 10, 2015 | By More
Holiday Travel: Ways to Save Money on Hotels

Holiday Travel: Ways to Save Money on Hotels

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about some money saving tips for your upcoming travels in Holiday Travel: Ways to Save Money on Holiday Travel.  We wanted to continue this conversation by sharing a couple of articles I came across.  In my newsfeed I read a helpful piece from Leah McLennan entitled “The Ultimate […]

October 27, 2015 | By More
Holiday Travel: Ways to Save Money on Holiday Travel

Holiday Travel: Ways to Save Money on Holiday Travel

If you think it’s too soon to be talking about holiday travel in October, think again!  According to the U.S. Travel Association, the top reason for domestic leisure travel is to visit relatives.  And, for many of us, holiday travel will be directly related to flying or driving to a destination to celebrate the holidays […]

October 15, 2015 | By More
Can You Eat Healthy When Traveling on Business?

Can You Eat Healthy When Traveling on Business?

Are you a business professional who travels as part of your job responsibilities?  If you’re public speaking at conferences, negotiating deals, or working with clients, business travel is still a key part of your work.  And, despite the many benefits of technology applications, person-to-person contact is still necessary.  The challenge for business travelers is maintaining […]

April 22, 2015 | By More
How to Save Money Traveling for Business

How to Save Money Traveling for Business

Technology today has made some business travel unnecessary.  However, there are times when face-to-face meetings or attending an event is needed.  This is the time the money smart consumer wants to find sensible ways to save money so business travel costs can be kept down.  Whether you’re a small business owner or an employee, it’s […]

March 4, 2015 | By More
Holiday Travel:  How to Use Your Time at the Airport

Holiday Travel: How to Use Your Time at the Airport

Travel seems to be a big focus during the holidays.  People are going to and fro to visit family or enjoying a vacation before hitting the ground running for the New Year.  For many travelers using the airport as a means of transportation is key.  The question to ask yourself is how can you use […]

December 2, 2014 | By More
Airport Charging Sites & Your Bottom Line

Airport Charging Sites & Your Bottom Line

What kind of traveler are you?  Do you get to the airport just in time to fly through security and run to the boarding gate?  If so, I’m the fellow passenger comfortably seated gathering my belongings to prepare to get in line to board the plane.  In other words, I’m one of those airport customers […]

April 3, 2014 | By More
Travel Smarts Can Save You Money

Travel Smarts Can Save You Money

There are some people who really have the skill-set for finding the deal.  My sister-in-law is one of those people.  She’s great at negotiation, shopping for a well-priced whatever, and when it comes to travel, she’s a master.  For the rest of us, reading articles is a terrific way to ramp up our knowledge for […]

November 5, 2013 | By More