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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What 9 hugely successful people would tell their younger selves about money

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Business Insider
What 9 hugely successful people would tell their younger selves about money

We sometimes forget that even the wealthiest, most successful people weren’t always on top of the world. “Every master was once a disaster,” T. Harv Eker writes in his bestseller, “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.” “No one comes out of the womb a financial genius. Every rich person learned how to succeed at the money

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Does your savings goal seem like an uphill battle? Start small

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If you haven’t gotten in the habit of saving, the idea of it can seem overwhelming. For a lot of people, looking at spending habits—and identifying places to cut—can seem like a daunting task, especially when focusing on a specific savings goal. But, this process can be approached a lot of different ways, and it

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Money decisions for couples

Andrew Comstock •
AdviceIQ

You share life and all your love with your spouse or partner, but is one of you detached from money matters? Here’s why and how to find more balance in your financial decision-making. Merging two financial lives and backgrounds can take time, particularly if you married later in life. If you’re like many people, you

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