Article by Sergio Ferreira
Financial experts agree that personal finance software can help you reduce “financial stress”. Financial planning helps you keep track of your expenses and income, plan wise money-saving strategies, gives you control over your money, peace of mind, and saves you time.
These budget software reviews provide information to help you decide which personal finance software is better for your needs.
Mvelopes – uses an envelope budget system where you save part of your income periodically (by-weekly or monthly) to pay future bills and stay within your budget. You create spending categories called “envelopes” which you set up for your various expenses. Mvelopes focuses more on budgeting your money than most other personal finance software programs.
Their application is website-based, so you don’t need to download any personal finance software on your computer. This allows you to share financial planning with another person, such as your spouse and this also causes less tech support problems. This envelope system includes features such as FREE online bill pay service, automatic monthly income allocation to your spending accounts, and links to more than 14 thousand financial institutions.
Summary – Mvelopes is particularly useful for people who travel frequently and want web access to their financial planning. Disadvantages: There is only one savings category, it has quarterly and yearly fees, and is more elaborate than other personal finance software systems, so it takes longer to learn.
You Need A Budget – By using their four sound financial principles, you’ll never find yourself in financial trouble. Their personal finance software is user-friendly and allows you to import information from your bank, set up repeating expenses, offers unlimited user-defined categories, charts, and other reports. A great advantage is their automation, so you don’t need to repeat data entry.
Setting up YNAB personal finance software is fast and easy and they offer great support such as online tutorials, a wiki, user forum, online user manual, a FAQ section, and FREE online coaching through webinars. After you set up your starting budget, you can easily import information from your banks, schedule payments and tasks, create charts, and other reports to organize your finances.
Summary: YNAB comes with 5 bonus spreadsheets, auto-suggest budgeting and The YNAB Way eBook FREE. Disadvantages: Currently is not available for Macs, though you can run it on an emulator.
Quicken Deluxe – combines data from your bank account, investments, and monthly bills into a single database so you can better organize your financial planning. This personal finance software includes many solid tools to help you create your monthly budget, pay your debts, allocate regular savings, manage your investments and plan your retirement.
Their personal finance software is very good for tracking and analyzing your expenses and this is a big help at tax time. It provides you with comprehensive, searchable help topics even with no Internet connection. Quicken Deluxe offers access to most major banks so you can download your statements automatically online. You can set up automatic data downloads at a specific time each day; however you must close it to run scheduled updates.
Summary: Your impression of Quicken Deluxe personal finance software will depend on the compatibility between your bank (and other financial institutions) system, and Quicken’s data access. Disadvantages: It has reported software bugs, no portfolio analysis, expensive phone support, and doesn’t open during downloads.
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Sergio Ferreira’s web site provides independent budget software reviews and comparisons of the top budget programs. Articles and links to the best finance software and budget software resources. He’s offering a free e-book “Money for Life – Budgeting Success”. To get your FREE eBook Click Here
Article by Joseph Then
One of the rights of passage for many young people is to save some money and go traveling. It is easy to pack up some belongings into a backpack and go traveling with friends. Whether it’s touring around the world or focusing on a country or a continent, it’s easy to have fun.
There is a lot to be said for exploring the world and becoming immersed in different cultures and practices. This means that as well as having a break from their working and studying life, they can learn about other cultures and their lifestyle. The very nature of backpack travel means it should be as simplistic as possible to travel. It is simple but people have to be aware of basic backpacking tips to make the best of a trip.
Every traveler is different and they need different tips and advice. How long you stay and where you are going makes a difference. There cant be just one guide for every backpacker but there are some constant rules. Some of the key essentials for any traveler should contain the following:
- Keep a note of where you will be staying in a secure place- Always ensure your passport is stored safely- Be aware that not everyone who offers advice will be genuinely friendly- Make yourself aware of local customs before you go- Try and learn the basics of a foreign language if you are going abroad- Have fun, obviously!
One consistent element of backpacking involves a lot of traveling. Whether it is by foot, bus, train, air or sea, there is a strong need to remain comfortable throughout your travels.
Any experienced backpacker will tell you that a sturdy and comfortable pair of footwear is vital. For any amount of walking, the need for a pair of shoes that provides a sturdy grip on the road and proves security and comfort. These should be bought before traveling and broken in before the trip. This is definitely on the major backpacking tips that would be offered by an experienced traveler.
Backpacking is a trip predominantly undertaken by the young and perhaps inexperienced traveler. This means there is a massive need for information to be passed to potential travelers.
A collection of backpacking tips would be a great addition to any person who is looking to travel around. They should be used before and during the trip to ensure they have a great time.
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Article by Ryan Tupniak
One of the premier places to not only have a honeymoon but also to get married is the Caribbean. The Caribbean islands are especially popular with people in the United States because they are so accessible off of the coast of Florida. The beaches are white sand and romantic and the islands are very picturesque. It is no wonder then that Caribbean travel is usually top of the list when considering honeymoon destinations.
There are many resorts that cater to honeymoon couples in the Caribbean. These include those that have packages that include a wedding. In many cases, you can afford to have a wedding in the Caribbean and invite close family and friends for the same expense as if you were planning an elaborate reception in the United States. Only it will be much more romantic in the Caribbean.
Most of the islands have packages for brides. You can check them out to make sure that you find the one that is right for you. Many of the Caribbean island resorts are all inclusive and cater to only couples, singles or families. There are also resorts exclusively for gay people. You will want to make sure that you get the resort that is right for you and your lifestyle.
If you are planning a honeymoon or a wedding in the Caribbean, you are going to have to plan it well ahead of time as many of the top notch resorts will book up quickly. Not only do people visit the Caribbean for a first honeymoon, it is a popular destination for second, third, fourth and fifth honeymoons as well. As a matter of fact, if a couple want to spend time exclusively with one another, they could not pick a better honeymoon plan than one that includes Caribbean travel.
Take a look at all of the packages for honeymoons. No matter what your budget, you can find a package that will be suited for you. Tiger Woods rented an island paradise for his honeymoon in the Caribbean, but you do not have to go that far. You can go for something exclusive or something along the budget route for your Caribbean travel.
There are so many islands from which to choose that it will be difficult for you to try to make a choice over which island is the best. They all offer something unique by way of accommodations and packages and all have a different history. Most of the islands have been colonized at one point or another and many of the natives speak English. Most of the people in the tourism trade speak English in the Caribbean.
Take a look at what the Caribbean has to offer by way of honeymoon packages and choose from one that will fit your lifestyle and your budget. You may even decide that you love Caribbean travel so much that you take a trip there, just the two of you, each and every year to celebrate your anniversary. Have as many honeymoons as you want in the Caribbean.
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Article by Mairead Foley
OK, so you’ve decided on a holiday destination, perhaps it’s a business trip, shopping trip or you’re heading home. Where to?….destination Cork! Find out which airlines fly to Cork, how to get from the airport and much more…
Cork International Airport is the gateway to the beautiful Southwest of Ireland. Last year over 3.2 million visitors passed through its terminals – it has certainly come a long way since its first landing back in 1961. Cork Airport is now the 3rd largest airport in the Republic of Ireland. Located just 8 kilometres south from Cork City centre and ideally positioned on the N22, N20, N8 and N25, there’s easy access from all areas.
SkyLink and Bus Éireann operate a regular service between the airport and the city centre. The journey takes approximately 25 minutes. Bus Éireann also run a service to Kinsale, taking in Cork Airport. You’ll find a taxi rank outside the arrivals hall. You can also hire a car at one of the car rental desks. Our advice though is to book your car hire before you travel to Cork to avoid disappointment.
Just two years ago on the 15th August 2006, Cork Airport officially opened a new state of the art terminal. Designed by Jacobs Engineering Group and HOK, this new terminal is the first 21st century airport terminal of it’s kind in Ireland.
Located right in the centre of Cork Airport Complex you’ll find the Radisson SAS Hotel. This is a popular hotel ideal for those wishing to catch an early morning flight or who have a late arrival time. Offering first class facilities all rooms are en-suite and include satellite television, direct dial telephone, trouser press, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar on request and all rooms are air conditioned. There’s also a 24 hour shuttle bus service to and from Cork Airport available. Two other excellent choices are the 3 star Travelodge Cork Airport and the 4 star Cork International Airport Hotel.
Which airlines fly to/from Cork…
A very large number of Irish, British and European destinations are serviced by Cork Airport, the complete list of scheduled flight destinations is as follows:
Alicante – Aer LingusAmsterdam – Aer LingusBarcelona – Aer LingusBelfast – Aer ArannBerlin – Aer LingusBirmingham – Aer Lingus & bmi baby Bratislava (Vienna) – SkyEurope Brest – Aer ArannBristol – Aer ArannCarcassonne – RyanairCardiff – Aer ArannDublin – Aer Arann & RyanairEast Midlands – Ryanair (until October 2008) Edinburgh – Aer ArranFaro – Aer LingusGalway – Aer ArannGdansk – Wizz AirGeneva – Aer LingusGlasgow – Ryanair (until October 2008)Jersey – Aer Lingus Katowice – Wizz AirLanzarote – Aer LingusLa Rochelle – Aer ArannLeeds Bradford – Aer ArannLiverpool – RyanairLondon Gatwick – RyanairLondon Heathrow – Aer LingusLondon Stansted – RyanairLorient – Aer ArannMalaga – Aer LingusManchester – bmi baby & Aer LingusMunich – Aer LingusNantes – Aer ArannNewcastle – Jet2.comNewquay – Air SouthwestNice – Aer LingusParis – Aer LingusPlymouth – Air SouthwestPrague – Aer Lingus Rome – Aer Lingus Southampton – Aer ArannTenerife – Aer LingusWarsaw – Wizz Air
For holiday destinations operating from Cork here is a listing of Charter Flights to/from Cork Airport:
Almeria – FalconBodrum – SunworldBulgaria – Sunway, Budget Travel, Falcon, Concorde.Dubrovnik – Condorde, Sunworld. Faro – Budget Travel, Sunworld, Topflight, Stein Travel, Panorama, Falcon.Gran Canaria – Budget Travel, Sunway, Stein Travel.Heraklion – Budget Travel.Izmir – Budget Travel, Sunway, Sunworld.Lanzarote – Budget Travel, Sunway, Sunworld, Stein Travel, Falcon, Topflight, Panorama Travel.Majorca – Sunway, Stein Travel, Budget Travel, Falcon, Sunworld, Panorama.Malaga – Stein Travel, Budget Travel, Falcon.Reus – Budget Travel, Falcon.Santorini – XL Airways.Tunisia – Panorama.Verona – Topflight.
About the Author
Mairead Foley writes for the Ireland travel and accommodation website http://www.GoIreland.com
Visit GoIreland for all you need to know before visiting Cork, like what to see and where to go. You can also book B&Bs, hostels, guesthouses, self catering and Cork hotels.
Article by Michael Lee
Unless your family owns a travel agency, youre probably unaware that its possible to get cheap plane flights at the lowest airfare available. Many people think that inexpensive airfares are far from possible, and that plane tickets cost the same all year around.
Well, youre in for a big surprise. Im going to tell you that there is a way to get yourself the lowest airfare available. So if youre planning a trip somewhere soon, stop packing your clothes for a moment and read this article!
Inexpensive Airfares Tip 1: Be Mindful of Ads.
Funny enough, I was reading the paper this morning and found very cheap international flights being advertised by a popular airline. No, that airline is not going bankrupt. Its just the way airlines work.
When these companies notice that a certain flight doesnt have enough buyers, they try to attract potential travelers by dropping their rates so low, its hard to resist. So now that you know that plane tickets also have promos, dont just bypass these ads.
Inexpensive Airfares Tip 2: Be Flexible with Your Departure Arrangements.
If you insist on leaving on a specific date, youre bound to get charged more. If you dont necessarily have a fixed schedule in mind, you can check travel agencies, websites and airlines to see which dates offer the lowest airfare available. You might not think that a day or two makes a difference, but youll be singing a different tune when you realize just how much you can save by putting off your trip for those days.
Inexpensive Airfares Tip 3: Check Your Credit Card for Promos.
Some credit cards have tie-ups with airlines and travel agencies, which can help you get the lowest airfare available. Sometimes, you might even score yourself a free trip! At the time of this writing, Mastercard and Travelocity are working together to help you earn free flights, hotel accommodation and even a complete vacation package!
Now that you know how to get the lowest airfare available (and that such a thing really exists), hurry up and apply these tips now to enjoy inexpensive airfares!
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Article by Las Ventions
Unless youre a frequent traveler to Las Vegas, it can be quite tedious to find the best deals for your hotel stay. With hotel prices fluctuating every day, it doesnt hurt to check before you book a room. If you havent been to Las Vegas in many years, a lot could have changed or updated including: hotel renovations, casino additions, new swimming pools, new shows, bars, night clubs and more. In fact, many hotels are much more competitively priced, constantly creating hotel deals and special package to encourage visitors.
Some advice to help you take advantage of these hotel deals and special packages in Vegas:
Continuously check online for new deals or discounts. In the end, hotels are a business and that means, when they have excess hotel rooms they want to sell (fill) them as fast as they can. Empty hotel rooms means they are losing money. The huge hotels, like Harrah and MGM Grand are constantly creating and marketing promotions and hotel deals. They will give incentives to get you stay at their hotel, whether that is free meals, gambling money, or discounted rooms. Other perks may include show tickets or airfare packages. Why pay for full price for a hotels room, when you dont have to. Being an informed buyer can save you a lot of money and give you more to spend in the casino.
Read all the details for the hotel specials. Third party websites, depending on where you go, might not list every detail. It doesnt hurt to double check before you book. Does one promotion code contain more than another site? Some deals are only for a certain amount time and only certain days. Based on availability the hotel will generate price discounts until they fill the desired amount of room. After that the offer will be expired.
Read as many online hotel reviews as possible from different review websites. There are many ways to rate and review a hotel. Some common attributes that make or break a stay include: the location of room in relation to other places of interest, price, room size, internet access, food availability, room service, room cleanliness and customer service. This should help you judge what hotel you should stay at based on consumer reviews.
If youre looking to have a good time in Vegas, try staying at a different hotel than you normally would. With all of that said, when you get to Vegas, dont forget to enjoy yourself!
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Article by Frank K Muller
It seems that everyone is looking for cheap travel deals these days, and no wonder. People are losing their jobs and the economy in the state in which it is, it makes sense to look for deals online before you plan your vacation. Travel Packages come in different names, such as last minute deals, weekend deals, offers of the week and leisure packages. There are some destinations that attract a crowd on weekends and places will be available at a price during the week. You should do some research to find various deals. Travel agents are increasingly put in place integrated entertainment packages to exotic destinations such as business trips only. Many of them are presented in the off season. You might be surprised that these offers of low cost in some cases is likely to save you up to 60%. It is not at all difficult to get cheap travel deals. The Internet has increased the range of discount offers. Hundreds of low-cost trip offers can be found on the net. Compare and plan well in advance. That certainly would save you a considerable sum of money. First plan early for the last minute, last minute and I mean literally the last day or two. If you try to find something in about 2 weeks of your trip you will pay as much as possible. There are many reliable quality travel sites on the Internet where you can find great cheap travel and save money on your next vacation. However, getting the best discount offers is not always as easy as you think. While there are hundreds of travel sites out there, finding the right deal is not always easy. Some of the known sites that I personally used without any problem, are: Expedia, Vayama, Flight Network, Last minute travel, Club Hotel, One Travel and Combined Hotels. You can almost always find a good cheap trip one of the online travel agencies like Vayama, Expedia, Flight network, One Travel. However, it may not be as simple as you might think. For example, you may have the idea that you can connect to any time of day or night. What you must remember the prices are constantly changing, and you want to spend the time to check the prices of different travel sites at different times of the day. A lot of times you can access and see the price, then an hour later, it can change (perhaps worse). So have in mind the idea of the amount you wish to pay, and when you find that price, which is close to ideal, then click on it immediately. You probably lose out if you hesitant and wait. Regardless of the sites you want to search for information about your trip do keep in mind the following tips when planning your next vacation. Book as advanced as you can. Price of tickets increase as the time of departure approaches. Try to arrive and depart mid-week. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you have flexible dates, the chances of getting a good deal will increase. Sometimes a show or a special event will make the city of your destination very expensive for a given week, while a few days later or earlier, prices can drop dramatically. You should also be aware that the checkboxes are automatically selected for you that you do not necessarily want or need, such as excess baggage, travel insurance and meals during the flight. Many sites offer these “optional extras” which, however, automatically adding extra cost to the end without realizing it. It is always advisable to check exactly what was included in the final price, and go back and tick off all unnecessary additions to your travel reservation. By using the large travel sites online, get a final price of them and then go see the site of the actual airline and hotel website itself for a final price. You can then add to the transfers and you will see that this can be an even cheaper way of doing things, even if you think you’ve found your cheap travel deals!
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There is a website where you can find all the Best travel sites for cheap travel deals all in one place. You can easily compare and save time searching on the search engines for them. Log onto http://travelandtourismtips.com///travelandtourismtips.com/
Article by F K, RN
Most people don’t really know what they’re looking for in travel insurance they just want something to take care of them in case they can’t make the trip or if something happens to them while on the trip.
Trip cancellation and medical travel policies are the simplest types of travel insurance.
Cancellation insurance allows travelers to cancel a trip at the last minute withoutlosing all the money they paid for the trip. Medical insurance provides coverage when you are traveling overseas.Other plans cover emergency evacuation, loss of your baggage, some kind of travel delay.
The plans no traveler wants to think about: kidnap and ransom coverage, acidental death and dismemberment.
What’s the cost of travel insurance? Say you’re a 40-year-old taking a trip for a month. If you wanted 0,000 worth of medical coverage with a 0 deductible,thepremium would be approximately 0. For trip cancellation that requires no deductible, you would pay a premium of approx. 0 for a trip that would cost you ,000.If you intend to spend ,000 on your trip, the premium would be approximately 8.
Given the world situation, you may want to add war and terrorism coverage. There is a catch-it won’t be cheap.
Choosing to buy travel insurance depends a lot on what kind of person you are and where you are intending to go.
People under 50 are most likely to buy medical insurance. Usually older traveler’s buy trip cancelation plans.
For an example, in Europe, you may not need travel insurance where health-care quality in like the US. But some of the policies, such as emergency evacuation, might be worth looking into for certain kinds of travel.
When you decide to travel, you take the chance of lost luggage, flight cancellations, reservation cancellations, theft and many even more situations which can cause anxiety.
When you plan a vacation, it is stressful enough without having to worry about something going horribly wrong while on vacation. Purchasing travel insurance will assure that you are compensated if anything goes wrong on your vacation.
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