It might sound a bit too good to be true and that is exactly what Jim Paris thought when he grabbed a Groupon trip to Italy for $1,600 that included round trip airfare, hotel, car, and daily breakfast, for 8 days. BUT, the trip turned out to be pretty much as advertised. On this member's only podcast, Jim shares the details of his trip and a blow by blow account of the good and bad of going with a travel package like this. Jim even shares a strategy that could make a trip like this cost EVEN Less the next... Read more →

On this episode Jim goes to Italy using a discount travel package - was it a great deal or too good to be true? Jim also discusses his private tour of the Vatican and his experience using Uber while in Rome. In other news, a prayer center is ordered to pay $7 million in restitution by state of Washington and Hulk Hogan wins $115 million in landmark judgment. Read more →

Many of you know that I just returned from Italy yesterday. We paid only $1,600 for our eight day travel package (for two people). If you don't already follow me on Facebook, you can see all of the pictures by going here. I will be doing a special webinar on Wednesday night at 8 pm Eastern on how I got this trip, what I liked and did not like, what I learned about scams to avoid, risks on the street (pickpockets, panhandlers, etc...) and more. If you have ever wondered about those really great travel deals that you see online,... Read more →

New Jersey’s gun laws are getting pretty good at making criminals out of law-abiding citizens. You may remember the case of Shaneen Allen, a Philadelphia mother of two who faced jail time in New Jersey for merely possessing the firearm she was authorized by Pennsylvania to have. Allen had previously been robbed twice while leaving work, and so purchased a gun, and also obtained a license to carry. When she told a NJ state trooper during a traffic stop that she had both the gun and PA-issued concealed carry permit on her person, she was arrested for violating New Jersey’s... Read more →

Frontier Airlines is having a major sale with roundtrip tickets available for as low as $38. Here is the link to go directly to the fares that are on sale right now - Click Here. The lowest fares require travel over the next three weeks, but there are also many great fare deals with travel options through August. While these fares are fantastic, be sure to read the rules and costs on baggage, as this could represent fees equal to or greater than your airfare. By Staff Writers Read more →

There is another startup travel site in the cyber-universe, but this one is the first in a very long time that offers something that can honestly be described as “new and improved.” In the most recent edition of the Christian Money Plus podcast, Jim Paris sheds light…and shares his thoughts…on a new travel website. The website looks at travel searches a little differently. Rather than imagining that its typical user is the person who is searching for air travel information to and from a specific location on a specific set of dates, the website instead sees its user as someone... Read more →

By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large As if hassles at the airport weren’t bad enough, they’re about to get a whole lot worse for residents of four states…if those folks don’t take the necessary extra steps that will soon be required for them to pass muster at airport security checkpoints. Apparently, the driver’s licenses for residents of Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and New York do not yet meet the updated, required standards for acceptance by government agencies, including the TSA. This means, as early as next year, that residents of these states who carry the deficient licenses, and... Read more →

Have you ever dreamed of taking one of those cross country road trips? I recently discovered an interesting way to do this with a free car or RV. Not only is there no fee for the use of the car on your trip, in some cases you might be given money for gas. This definitely falls into the category of 'too good to be true,' right? What's The Catch? You will be driving a car or RV on behalf of a delivery service or a rental company needing to reposition a vehicle in their fleet. In some cases these are... Read more →

If you want to become a financial rock star, learn how to find cheap flights. After I share how little I pay for plane tickets, many people think I have some kind of special software or an 'in' with the airlines or a travel agency. For example, I recently posted a deal on my Facebook page for a roundtrip flight from Chicago to Orlando for $96. You don't have to stay online 24/7 to find these deals, it is much easier than you would ever imagine, and after reading this article you will know my cheap airfare secrets. Being Flexible... Read more →

By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large What is the greatest impediment to meaningful, recreational travel? Is there really any doubt that it’s money? Unfortunately, because of the significant financial constraints that typically serve as the constant companion of any worthwhile trip, so many of us…too many of us…simply opt to vacation at home, or take otherwise uninspiring breaks from the work routine. "I love this course on travel hacking. You always hear the stories of people taking trips around the world for next to nothing using strategies like this, but I have not found a training program that... Read more →

Sometimes you just need to get away... but with decent hotels going for at least $125 -$150 per night, even a modest two day weekend trip can easily cost $500. As someone that works from a home office, I often need a change of scenery. A weekend getaway is a great way to recharge my batteries. A weekend away can also give you a chance to enjoy some wonderful one on one time with your spouse (or you can bring the kids for a 'family' experience). When Ann and I go on a weekend, we always return with the feeling... Read more →

One of the great reluctances that many have in using the popular Priceline site, where travelers can bid for hotel rooms in hopes of scoring one at an upscale establishment for a bargain price, is the fear of finding themselves completely in the dark regarding what sorts of bids are actually smart to make. and are websites...forums, really…where consumers share their experiences in bidding at Priceline, and so visitors to those sites have been able to glean useful information from them; however, there’s a lot of searching and scrolling involved at these sites, which makes them far less... Read more →

Paypal To Integrate Bitcoin On this episode Jim shares his thoughts on Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she is running for president, the crowded field for Republicans, and who will be announcing next. More on how Jim is buying offline and selling online through, Paypal to adopt Bitcoin and other digital currencies by the end of the year, new way to drop cable TV and still get live news and sports, Christian alternatives to Obamacare, and top travel forums to help you get the best deals. Read more →

No, the title that you just read is not a typo. I just spent a day at Walt Disney World in Florida FOR FREE. A free day at Disney may be one of the best kept secrets within the world of 'free stuff' and freebies. I thought it would be poetic to write this article to commemorate Disney's recent increase in ticket prices. A one day ticket to the Magic Kingdom is now $105 for an adult and $99 for a child (age 3 to 9)! Breaking the $100 price point for a single day has more than just psychological... Read more →

Crimes On Cruise Ships Update

Jamie Barnett, President of The International Cruise Victims Association, joins Jim to discuss the death of her own daughter on a cruise ship. Ashley Barnett mysteriously died on a three day Carnival Cruise. Her mother Jamie warns of unknown risks on cruise ships, including stories of rapes, murders, and missing persons. What are your rights when you are on a cruise ship? What legal jurisdiction has authority? If you have a medical emergency will you have access to a qualified doctor? What are the risks of leaving your kids in the care of cruise line employees? How can we change... Read more →