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Jill Krasny

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Jill Krasny is a former editor for Credit.com. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, The Financial Times and Travel + Leisure.

The 10 Best Roadside Attractions in America

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The 10 Best Roadside Attractions in America

The 10 Best Roadside Attractions in America

It’s summertime, which means if you aren’t planning your next road trip, you should be. With Fourth of July on our radar, now is the time. Given that there’s no better way to celebrate our country’s pioneer spirit than by paying homage to some of its quirkiest and kitschiest roadside attractions, we’ve rounded up 10 of our... Read More

How to Throw a Killer Fourth of July Cookout on a Budget

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How to Throw a Killer Fourth of July Cookout on a Budget

How to Throw a Killer Fourth of July Cookout on a Budget

Like parades and fireworks, Independence Day cookouts are a holiday tradition. But hosting one can get pricy if you don’t watch your budget. Here are some tips for hosting a fabulous cookout this Fourth of July without going broke, courtesy of Sarah Spigelman Richter, a food reporter based in Manhattan. 1. Think Quality Over Quantity You may think you’re getting a... Read More

What an Interest Rate Hike Could Mean for Your Wallet

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What an Interest Rate Hike Could Mean for Your Wallet

What an Interest Rate Hike Could Mean for Your Wallet

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Federal Reserve, the U.S. central bank that determines interest rates, plans to meet in Washington. Unless something goes off the rails, chances are the Fed will approve another quarter-point hike in interest rates. You may not think that affects you, but chances are it will. We spoke with a couple of... Read More

6 Upscale Hotels With Stellar Service

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6 Upscale Hotels With Stellar Service

6 Upscale Hotels With Stellar Service

In the beginning, we book a hotel because it’s something we have to do. We obviously need a place to sleep, right? But we often forget the little things that make staying in a hotel worthwhile. Like a friendly smile. A great restaurant recommendation. The bellhop who’s all too willing to lug your heavy luggage... Read More

How to Really Budget for a Staycation

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How to Really Budget for a Staycation

How to Really Budget for a Staycation

Whether you’re dreaming of an hour-long massage or lazy days lounging under the summer sun, you’ll want to budget wisely for your staycation. After all, you’ve worked hard for this well-deserved treat, and the last thing you want is for your savings account to plummet just when you’ve begun to relax. (Overspending can also tank your credit if you... Read More

5 Hotels Where Pets Get Treated Like Royalty

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5 Hotels Where Pets Get Treated Like Royalty

5 Hotels Where Pets Get Treated Like Royalty

Vacations are often a family affair, but we typically leave our pets at home. While they’re stuck in a kennel or with a sitter at home, we’re off in Tahiti, cocktail in hand, living the good life. Why not let Fido or Whiskers in on the fun? A number of hotels have warmed up to the idea of... Read More

The College Grad’s Guide to Backpacking in Europe

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The College Grad’s Guide to Backpacking in Europe

The College Grad’s Guide to Backpacking in Europe

So you’ve decided to backpack through Europe now that you’re done with college. But are you versed in the ways of European trains? Or know how to find the best hostels? Unless you’ve done it before, you’re going to need a little guidance. It’s a lot to navigate, but never fear. We’re here for you with our ultimate guide... Read More

8 Graduation Gifts Your Kids Will Actually Use

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8 Graduation Gifts Your Kids Will Actually Use

8 Graduation Gifts Your Kids Will Actually Use

Graduation day is almost here, and if you’re like most parents, you’re probably wondering what to give your kids. Should you splurge on a fancy handbag or something more practical, like a camera? To help you prepare, we’ve rounded up eight fantastic items your kids will definitely use. Keeping to a budget? Not to worry. None of the gifts... Read More

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