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The hacks you need to know to beat the baggage tax | Travel

Booking a holiday should be a joyful occasion, but every experienced traveller dreads the “checkout” stage of buying flights, one of modern life’s most maddening moments. Low-cost airlines reeled us in years ago with the promise of affordable no-frills flights, cheap fares that “democratised travel” and opened up new destinations and options to families, students and retirees. But over time the price of add-ons has increased and the definition of “frills” has expanded to include what was once perceived as a traveller’s basic right. That is, to take luggage with them — in the hold and in the cabin.Sneaky costs,…

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Inflation inspires creative ideas for dating

There has been so much chatter this summer about the rising cost of gas, food, travel and even back-to-school supplies. While it is true that costs have gone up by as much as 15%, families are finding that they have cut back on discretionary spending to keep up with inflation. One area feeling the pinch are industries that typically serve those seeking to enjoy a date night out. Couples are being forced to make intentional decisions about how they spend their time together. What may have been an easy night out a few years ago, now makes them stop and…

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Holiday Hacks: 10 Tips to Cut Home Bills while on Vacation

Share As millions of Brits take to the skies, roads and seas for a summer break, thoughts of chores and bills will be left far behind. Yet just before a holiday is the time when a few quick home hacks can ensure you are keeping household costs as low as possible while you soak up the sun, according to Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at Uswitch.com: “As we head off on holiday, it is easy to forget that many devices and services in our homes can continue to cost us money. “Wasting money on gadgets you’re not using makes no sense when…

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