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Travel and Dining

When to Say Yes to Car Rental Insurance

Watch this video on YouTube Many travelers, including me, rarely purchase the insurance offered by the car rental company. The daily charge of $20-$40 is expensive, and the coverage often unnecessarily duplicates that provided by your credit cards and personal auto...

Financial Planning Challenges Similar in India and U.S.

Watch this video on YouTube In the airport shuttle taking us to our hotel in Mumbai, I looked out the window and thought, “We’re not in South Dakota anymore.” It was midnight and the streets of India’s largest city seemed as full of people,...

Travel on a Budget with RV Retirement

Watch this video on YouTube “What do you plan to do when you retire?” “See new places!” In my experience, the number-one activity most people look forward to when they retire from earning an income is travel. Seeing and experiencing the world...

Take a Close Look at Timeshare Costs

Watch this video on YouTube For residents of places like the Black Hills, where the first day of spring usually brings a snowstorm, timeshares for resorts in Florida or Mexico can have a lot of appeal. They seem like a fun idea for a vacation in the sunshine as well...

Swimming Safely in the Financial Sea

Watch this video on YouTube On our recent vacation, my wife and I visited a nature preserve off the coast of Argentina where we had the chance to swim with sea lions. Even though they were half-grown pups, some of the sea lions were as big as I was. They were curious,...

Flying the Not-So-Friendly Skies

Watch this video on YouTube What matters most when you’re choosing the stores or service providers you want to do business with? Ask several people that question and you’ll get a variety of answers. One common factor, though, will probably be customer...