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The Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets Is Almost Upon Us — Dollars and Sense

With all the fees airlines have been packing on in the past couple years, it may seem that tickets are impossibly expensive.

But there are times when it’s cheaper to buy them — and those times are fast approaching.

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photogaby, flickr
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Many Americans Will Cut Back on Vacation Spending This Year — Dollars and Sense

While travelers globally say they’ll spend more money on vacations this year than they did in 2011, the story is a bit different in the US — here, many people will actually shell out less.

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Esparta/Too Tall Paul/naz66, Flickr
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10 of the Most Incredible Beaches in North America

North America is full of amazing beaches. It doesn’t matter if you want to climb, swim, surf, laze about in the sun, or simply take a relaxing stroll along the sand and rocks.

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arturstaszewski, flickr
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You May Not Have the Time or Money for a Vacation, But Chances Are Good Your Boss Does

Need another reason to hate your boss? New research shows more than three-quarters of managers will take a summer vacation, while only 65 percent of their underlings will do the same.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Wanna Put Your Vacation on Layaway? Sears Is Here to Help — Dollars and Sense

In the past couple of years, some consumers have opted to skip using their credit cards in favor of putting things like school clothes or holiday gifts on layaway.

Now retail giant Sears is offering something else you can put on layaway: vacations.

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merfam, Flickr
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10 Common Pitfalls to Avoid in Order to Have the Best Summer Vacation Ever

At last, summer vacation time is here. If you haven’t started planning, it’s not too late. There’s a lot of summer ahead of us, and you can still find time to get out of town with your family before school starts back up again. Just make sure you you don’t fall into a few common traps and you’ll have the best vacation ever.

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Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau
Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau
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What Will Be the Most Visited City in America This Summer?

It looks like with the summer season just about in full swing travelers are taking it to the city with their vacation plans.

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Daniel Go, Flickr
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Are You Planning to Use Your Vacation Days This Year? [POLL]

Employees in the United States have an average of 18 paid vacation days a year. But will they use them all?

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