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People spend an average of $1,979 annually on summer vacations – here are 4 ways to save money on your next trip

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock Americans report spending an average of $1,979 on summer vacations. Depending on which parts of the country you live in, you may be more likely to spend more or less – both the West and East coasts reported spending more on getaways than Midwesterners did. 48% of people won’t …

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A master gin distiller says ‘there’s no such thing as a vodka martini’ – and it’s not the only thing you’re getting wrong

Sean Harrison Plymouth Gin master distillerPlymouth Gin Back in the 1700s, gin enjoyed wild popularity thanks to its affordability, earning it the nickname “mother’s ruin” because of the families it destroyed. In London alone there were around 7,000 gin shops at the time. However, The Gin Act of 1751 put …

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Run-down and vacant homes in Detroit are being auctioned off for as little as $1,000. All homeowners have to do is get them into livable condition in 6 months.

BuildingDetroit.org If you have $1,000, you can become a homeowner in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA), founded in 2008, set out on a mission to return run-down and vacant properties in the city of Detroit to productive use. To do so, it is now auctioning off thousands …

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6 people on how living in a tiny house has changed their finances, from going debt-free to saving six figures

Bela and Spencer of thisxlife in Boulder Creek, California, were renters before they bought their 300-square-foot tiny house in 2007. After including rent for the land, depreciation on the home, and loan interest, they cut housing costs by half, down from $30,000 to less than $15,000, they told Business Insider. …

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8 ways American millennials are changing homeownership, from moving to commuter towns to wiping out the starter home

But renting is expensive, too. As a result, more millennial renters are living with roommates to cut costs. In an article for The Atlantic, Allie Volpe reported the facts: From 2005 to 2015, the number of Americans aged 18 to 34 with roommates increased by 23%, according to the US …

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From NASA artifacts retrieved from the ocean floor to vintage photographs, take a look at 7 billionaires’ collections

“I was five years old when I watched Apollo 11 unfold on television, and without any doubt it was a big contributor to my passions for science, engineering, and exploration,” Bezos — who has a net worth of $165.6 billion — wrote on the Bezos Expeditions blog in 2013. “A …

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The 3 biggest mistakes millionaires make when dating, according to 6 elite matchmakers who help the ultra-wealthy find love

Robert Alexander/Getty Images Dating faux pas are practically inevitable for everyone – but they look a little different for millionaires. In Business Insider’s month-long series, “Dating Like a Millionaire,” six elite matchmakers divulged some of the biggest mistakes their high-net-worth clients make. The matchmakers work with clients locally and globally, …

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Millennials and Gen Zers are turning to an unlikely source in an attempt to crowdfund cash for everything from coffee to medical bills

Scott Morgan/Reuters When strapped for cash, what’s a millennial or Gen Zer to do? Turn to Venmo, apparently. Young adults in need of money are using the mobile payment app as a crowdfunding platform by calling for financial help on Twitter and including a link to their Venmo account, reported …

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