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Proven tips for budget travel in Lisbon

Proven tips for budget travel in Lisbon

Travel
Traveling in Europe can be expensive these days- especially for people going there from the Americas or Asia. Lisbon, however, is an ideal and often overlooked European city where one can still enjoy the sights and sounds without feeling like a grubby backpacker. Don't Waste Money on Transportation Portugal's own airlines- TAP Portugal and SAPA- both provide low-cost flights from North America that are cheaper than using U.S.-based airlines. Once one arrives in Lisbon, the airport is quite close to downtown and taxi fares are also cheap compared to fares in other countries. A ride from the airport to the heart of the city will only cost 5 to 10 euros with minimal traffic. The first thing to do is to buy a 24-hour transportation pass, which costs 4 euros and enables one to boar...
The best sunglasses on a budget

The best sunglasses on a budget

Lifestyle
Choosing a pair of sunglasses on a budget is tough and this is the reason we have come up with information on a couple of best as well as cheap sunglasses to buy. We have tested some of the best budget sunglasses before compiling the below list. These are UV-protected to protect eyes from the sun and stylish too. J+S Premium The J+S Premium sunglasses are just priced $17 a pair and these are comfortable to wear. The glasses had fit most of our testers and these protect the eyes too. These have a classic aviator shape and are sturdy and well built. These come with one-year warranty. The J+S Premium sunglasses are light and come with good nose pads for better fit on the face. Our testers never felt the glasses may fall apart. However, there are some flaws. Some found the frame a ...
How to save money, reduce summer expenses, reduce debt

How to save money, reduce summer expenses, reduce debt

Finance
Reducing household and other expenses during the hot summer months can save a lot of money. A regular review of the following hints may prove to be valuable! Power Bills Electricity bills often soar during summer – especially in houses with air-conditioning. If you have air-con, then use it sensibly. Keeping your house cool by keeping blinds and curtains closed, especially early on hot days when homes can rapidly heat up. If your house has upper floors, you may be able to cool most of the house by cooling the upper floors and letting the cool air fall through the rest of the house. (And warm your house during winter by heating the bottom story with hot air rising.) Also, check the seals on your refrigerator. A fridge working extra hard to keep cool can chew up a lot of additio...
How to backpack in tight budget and travel world

How to backpack in tight budget and travel world

Travel
Many travelers find backpacking a great way to travel because it is an affordable way to see the world. Air travel prior to a backpacking adventure can save some money if collecting travel rewards points with Aeroplan or a credit card such as the TD travel rewards card. Someone who is willing to sacrifice staying at a four-star hotel and for a hostel bed will be most suited to the backpacking lifestyle. Choosing the Backpacking Way A backpacker traditionally will carry everything packed in one or two bags on their back. Normally associated with a Canadian flag patch on the bag, the backpacker is a free-spirit with no set plans. A true backpacker will find ease in any difficult situation, will have flexibility in scheduling and a cool attitude. For example, sleeping with a bunc...
Achieving Financial Success: How to Straighten out Your Finances

Achieving Financial Success: How to Straighten out Your Finances

Finance
We all aspire for financial freedom. Money is a critical aspect of our lives. Over a third of American investors define financial success as being debt free. It is also defined as the ability to save money for long term goals like education and retirement. Financial hardships have a negative impart on our lives. Lack of money creates stress, anxiety and disagreements in our lives. In fact, it ruins marriages, tears families apart and keeps people from achieving their dreams. We all need to have money to live. How to achieve a financial breakthrough Achieving financial freedom involves taking several steps. You must change your financial habits, make good decisions about the resources you have and live positively. Regardless of your income or age it is critical to have a person...
How to Save Money in Your 20’s

How to Save Money in Your 20’s

Finance, Travel
Your 20s are a great time to live it up—travel, experience new things, and grow as a person. It’s also the perfect time to start saving money. It may seem unnecessary now, but saving money now is essential to your future. In your 20s, it’s perfectly acceptable to not have it all figured out yet, but it’s a good time to build a financial foundation when you do. List Your Monthly Expenses Do you pay student loans? How about rent? These are just two of the heavy financial burdens that most 20-somethings struggle with today. With this already in mind, the best place you can start is by sitting down and listing out all of your necessary expenses. Make a note on your smartphone or write it down the old fashioned way to make sure you pay off your monthly obligations. One of the most ...