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Financial Savvy

Money makes the world go ’round. Perhaps more importantly, it helps you get around the world. Regardless of you’re location, you’re probably going to need money to get somewhere, or if you’re walking, money to eat, drink, and refuel. Even if you’re a hard-core budget traveler, it’s just plain reckless to travel somewhere new without any financial resource.

Yet by no means must travel, or the ‘good life’ in general be considered expensive. An expense, yes, but one hardly reserved for those whom the travel agents and tourist bureaus have convinced to pay extra for their brochured sunsets. Travel today is no more complicated than it was hundreds of years ago for adventure-seeking pirates-in-training, and at Matador you can read about how to travel by cargo ship and where to set up an offshore bank account once you’ve found your fortune. See what $150K can buy in real estate around the world along with budget guides tailored to specific destinations.

Financial Savvy Articles

Infographic: 10 simple lifestyle changes that will save you money

by Alice Latham

TSA is making a crazy amount of money off of the loose change you forget at airport security

by Matt Hershberger

Why the secret world of offshore banking matters to you

by Kuang Keng Kuek Ser

5 things all freelancers and travelers need to know before Tax Day

by Amanda Machado
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Is ‘vacation shaming’ killing your life balance? You’re not alone

by Kae Lani Kennedy
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When I traveled with partners, splitting finances was always a mess. Then I discovered this system.

by Paulette Perhach

Millennials, here’s the validation you’ve been waiting for: a study finds we’re the lowest paid generation in years

by Amanda Machado

How to win a negotiation anywhere around the world

by Amanda Machado

How to get discounted tickets for Broadway shows, museums, music, and movies in New York City

by Katka Lapelosová
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Why Germans are resisting a ‘cashless future’

by Dan Peleschuk
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How to ‘churn’ credit cards and travel for free

by Mark Wetzler
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Time to freak out: 4 reasons the global economy is screwed

by Allison Jackson

A step by step, no BS guide to exactly how I paid for a year’s travel

by Tara Povey
2

If your current job is sh*t, turn it into fuel

by Jacqueline Kehoe

Here’s how I traveled 23 countries for free

by Yahoo! Travel
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The 30 worst decisions you can make with a vacation rental

by Yahoo! Travel
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Stop asking me how I afford to travel

by Gloria Atanmo
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How to travel the world for (almost) free

by Heart of a Vagabond
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