Monthly Archive: December 2015

Tropical Paradise for Almost Free: Eating, Drinking, and Relaxing in Puerto Vallarta

Everyone has different Thanksgiving traditions; ours is to use the extra-long weekend to escape somewhere warm, and do it cheaply by flying on Thanksgiving day itself (we’re not the only weirdos who do this). This year we managed to use loyalty points to book an almost-free tropical getaway at an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta. We spent 5 days and 4 nights at a total out of pocket cost of $230, including airfare, hotel, and...

Give Until It Hurts (The Taxman)

A while ago, I read How to Give like a Billionaire and the idea got stuck in my head. We finally looked into it and decided to pull the trigger by creating a fund with Vanguard Charitable. The timing was perfect to take full advantage of the charitable donation tax deduction for 2015, without having to rush ourselves in deciding what charities we’d like to support. Vanguard Charitable is a donor advised...

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