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Marketplace Money for Friday, May 3, 2013
May 3, 2013

Marketplace Money for Friday, May 3, 2013

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Does paying for getaways get you down? We welcome the challenge of finding the best summer travel deals and we're passing on some expert advice to you. Even if you're working in a trip around your kids' school calendars, aren't sure what kind of cash to carry abroad and live nowhere near a hub city, we have helpful tips for taking a vacation on the cheap. Plus, if it's lodging that's eating up your travel expenses, check out some of our suggestions for scoring a comfortable place to stay that won't part you from all your cash. All that and an update on the latest unemployment numbers and helping "housewives" qualify for credit cards.

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10 tips for traveling with kids

May 2, 2013
Nobody likes to hear a screaming kid on a flight or deal with difficult children while on vacation. Here are some sanity-saving tips on how to travel with children.

This week in personal finance

May 3, 2013
We analyze the latest jobs report and get an update on how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is helping stay-at-home parents earn lines of credit.
There is one anomalous data point in the overall job-market recovery: wages. Above, job seekers in San Francisco get information on openings.
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Your travel questions answered

May 3, 2013
You asked so many travel-related questions we couldn't let them go unanswered. Here are more tips on everything from paying for airline tickets to why carriers change their flight schedules so much.

Trip tips: Lodging, pocket money, traveling with pets

May 3, 2013
Lodging can quickly eat up your summer travel budget. Anne Banas of SmarterTravel.com shares her tips for redeeming hotel loyalty points, alternatives to traditional lodging, traveling with pets and keeping your money safe when going abroad.

Travel advice from the airfare watchdog

May 3, 2013
A lot has changed about air travel since Greg Hobica founded the site airfarewatchdog.com in 1998. But, he says, it's still possible to score a great travel deal if you follow his advice.

Quiz: They sell that in SkyMall?!

May 3, 2013
You've probably browsed through the in-flight shopping catalog SkyMall. Have you seen the bizarre things they sell? See if you can tell which products are real and which are made up with our quiz.

Does paying for getaways get you down? We welcome the challenge of finding the best summer travel deals and we’re passing on some expert advice to you. Even if you’re working in a trip around your kids’ school calendars, aren’t sure what kind of cash to carry abroad and live nowhere near a hub city, we have helpful tips for taking a vacation on the cheap. Plus, if it’s lodging that’s eating up your travel expenses, check out some of our suggestions for scoring a comfortable place to stay that won’t part you from all your cash. All that and an update on the latest unemployment numbers and helping “housewives” qualify for credit cards.