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A man who explored the world for 2 years on $12,000 gives his best advice for traveling on the cheap

Libby Kane (lkane@businessinsider.com) •
Business Insider

In 2010, Ron Tipan left his job as a building technician in Chicago to set off on a 12-country, two-year trip through Central and South America and Asia, looking for opportunities to volunteer and help communities in need. He did it all on $12,000. “It took me about ten years to save that much money,”

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When your kids ask how much money you make

Editor and Janet Bodnar •
Kiplinger

Coming from your children, “How much do you make?” is the kind of awkward question that makes parents squirm. Your first inclination may be to blurt out a top-of-the-head answer, such as “That’s none of your business.” You don’t feel comfortable sharing the information, and you’re naturally worried—not without reason—that your kids may let it

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4 aggressive moves in your 40s to achieve long-term financial goals

Sandra Block, Senior Associate Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

The kids are old enough to drive themselves to band practice, and you’re planning an anniversary getaway with your spouse. Life is good. But college bills loom, and you’re neglecting your retirement accounts as you sock away money for college. Beef up investing. Saving for retirement is the priority. First, max out contributions to your

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