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12 common, expensive things that aren’t worth your money

We spoke with several financial planners about 12 common, expensive things that most people would be better off not spending their money on.
The author at Pezoules of Oia hotel in Santorini, Greece.

My husband and I splurged on a Santorini hotel for our honeymoon that costs over $400 per night and is built into a cave. Here’s why it was tota...

For a honeymoon stay at Pezoules of Oia, an exclusive hotel in Santorini, Greece, author Jamie Friedlander and her husband spent over $400 per night.
Being smart with your money doesn't necessarily mean choosing the cheapest option in every situation.

6 expensive things that are totally worth the money

Money well-spent means that you’ve derived some value out of your purchase, but that doesn’t always signify a low cost.
The author at the Lekki Conservation Center in Lekki, Nigeria.

I splurged on an 8-day, $3,000 trip to Nigeria for myself over the holidays, and it was worth every penny

Author Adrienne Jordan breaks down how she spent $2,881 on an eight-day trip to Nigeria for an experience that she says was "more than worth it."

5 times you can save money with senior discounts in your 50s

Some senior discounts stretch the definition of "senior citizen." Here are 5 ways you can earn a senior discount if you're 50 or older.
The wealthy are showing off their riches less.

Forget shiny Rolexes and Louis Vuitton handbags — rich people are investing more in education and health, and it shows that discreet wealth is t...

Is flaunting Lamborghinis, Rolexes, and diamonds a thing of the past for the rich? Showing off wealth is no longer the way to signify you have it.
Eating at the airport can be pricey.

6 easy ways to save money on food at the airport

Going to the airport is stressful for a myriad of reasons — long lines, security and spending a ton of money on food at the airport. Here are ways to make sure that you are happy, healthy, and full.
Sometimes you can use rewards points to upgrade your seat.

5 advantages you can get from frequent-flyer programs beyond free flights

Frequent flyer programs allow you to rack up miles, earn free flights, and enjoy a number of alternative benefits from airline loyalty programs like flight-amenities and seat upgrades. Here are five advantages of frequent flyer programs that go beyond miles.
Small spending mistakes might be costing you more than you think.

7 small spending habits that are ruining your savings

Being on a budget is not always easy, especially when so many little purchases add up. There are, however, things that you could be doing in your everyday life to cut down expenses and save you money in the long run.
Ken Jennings invested his winnings in stocks, bonds, and real estate.

Here’s how 5 of the richest ‘Jeopardy’ champions spend their winnings

"Jeopardy" has been on the air for decades and some winners have walked away with millions of dollars. Here's what they do with all that newfound cash.