Introduction

I Want To Travel! Where Do I Start?

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I have found that traveling, and getting the chance to explore new cultures is an important part of life. These experiences can be hard to come by, however, due to the high cost of travel these days. Airline tickets and hotels can run for a premium especially if you are traveling during peak times of the year. To avoid these high costs, it is important to learn a frugal way to fly and find lodging. Over the past few years I have learned many ways to save money while taking multiple vacations a year. The most prevalent of these ways […]

Finance

How Can I Retire?

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Retiring from full time work is something that many people look forward to throughout their careers. Recently, however, it has been proven that this goal is not possible for most Americans. In fact, according to the study referenced in the infographic below, the average American at retirement age only has $95,776 saved! Even including social security, that is most likely going to cause a struggle to survive. So you want to retireInfogram How can a fate like this be avoided? What can I do to make sure I don’t have to worry about money when I get older? The answer […]

Credit Cards

Training for the Marathon

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A lot of people believe that credit cards are the devil and that they lead towards an inevitable spiral into debt and bad credit. This is very much the case for some people, but for those that are responsible, the opposite holds true. A credit card is a tool. If you understand how it works and when to use it, your life will become easier. To start, I will provide two examples of typical, but incorrect use of credit cards. First, let’s say that I am the type of person that believes that credit cards are the devil so I […]

Introduction

Welcome to The Oasis!

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So, you made your way to my first post. Maybe you heard about it through me, maybe you heard about it on Reddit or Facebook, or maybe it has gotten to the point where people actually talk about it in person. Regardless of how you found me, welcome to The Oasis! This website will consist of posts regarding what I consider three important tools in building an optimal life; Credit Cards, Finances, and Travel. All of the advice and guidance that I will provide has come from countless hours spent researching and through my own personal experience. There are a […]