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How to Trade Retirement for More Time Off

Houston tax attorney David Shoemaker doesn't want to wait around for retirement. Instead, he has opted for a job that gives him three months off each year so he can enjoy life now. Here's how he traded his future retirement for quality of life today.

How to Save Money at Summer Music Festivals

Summer music festivals offer a fun way to hear the country's best bands, but between tickets, travel, food and accommodations, they aren't cheap. So we asked directors and promoters of some of the summer's top events for their favorite penny-pinching tips for festival-goers.

Luxury Biz on Edge After Japan's Earthquake

The Japanese are the world's most voracious consumers of luxury goods, from Louis Vuitton handbags to Cartier jewelry to Hermes high fashion. So purveyors of those luxury goods are justifiably worried about the effect of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on their bottom lines.

Five Oil Stocks To Offset Your Pain at the Pump

Given the prospect of $4-plus gasoline this summer, what's an American to do? Beyond switching to a higher-MPG vehicle, you can consider buying some oil stocks with plenty of upside potential to help offset your pain at the pump. Here are five candidates.

Flyers, Get Ready to Pay More to Take Off

The price of a plane ticket is heading sharply higher. That's because airlines face steeper fuel costs and continue to cut capacity to keep profits from falling. You can still find some relative bargains, but it's going to take a lot more planning ahead.

We need vacations but don't take them

We need vacations but don't take themMore than 60% of us feel less stressed out after a vacation, yet more than half of all workers don't take their allotted vacation days, according to...

Best travel reward credit cards

best travel rewards cardSummer is almost upon us, which means many of you WalletPop readers are probably pondering summer vacation plans. But there's a tougher decision to...

Gas Prices Should Drop as Summer Heats Up

Gasoline prices, which almost always rise during the summer driving season, could fall substantially this year, thanks to the European debt crisis, which has propelled a 20% plunge in crude oil prices in recent weeks.

Is TripAdvisor.com one big joke?

TripAdvisor, the popular hotel review site, which in theory is a gold mine for shared information, boasts some 25 million views a month, and although...