My favorite financial websites


The current financial situation of many people represents the main trigger for stress and anxiety in today’s society. Since most people can’t afford to buy long-term goods such as houses and cars with cash, they appeal to all sorts of credits and mortgages and engage to pay monthly sums of money for extended periods of time.

However, many adults can’t seem to find a balance between their monthly payments and the rest of the spending, ending up losing their goods or having to refinance their initial credits for an extra period of time.

If you want to take control over your financial life, keep up to date, and learn new insides about this world, here are some of the most important websites you should regularly check and subscribe to.

CNN Money

With around 50 million unique monthly visitors, CNN Money is one of the biggest news networks in the world focused on finances. Here you can browse the latest deadlines, read new inside stories, and stay up to date with the latest current financial events of the year.

In addition, it has an entire column dedicated to daily market performances if you’re interested in this field.


This is Money

One of the most reputed UK-based financial platforms, This is Money is loaded with articles on a wide variety of topics, depending on your interests. Here you’ll find everything you want to know about money trends, stock markets, etc.

There is also a dedicated section for videos and advice so if you have any problem regarding your finances, this is the place to start looking for answers. In addition, This is Money aims to bring practical financial advice in the most important areas of one’s life.

So, if you want to start saving more money, invest your savings or find the best way to finance a new house, car or holiday, the UK-based platform is ready to help you out.


The Economist

Although most of its articles lately are rarely directly linked to finances and more to other economic aspects of one’s life, The Economist remains a reliable source for scholars and newbies alike.

The Economist is mainly known for its documented reviews and editorials on everything from gender inequality and pay gaps to war financing, terrorism, and politics. You can subscribe to its monthly editorials and read pertinent investigations and detailed articles on a wide variety of topics, all related to economics and finances.

The Wall Street Journal

If you’re mainly interested in stock, financial, and business news, then The Wall Street Journal is the perfect source of information. You can purchase both digital and printed subscriptions, and there are plenty of detailed financial analyses for corporations. There are also specific journals for professors and students so you’ll find plenty of important investigations and articles to read.

My top 4 money-saving tips


It’s not easy to avoid spending money especially with all sorts of sales and special offers that we see almost everywhere we look, from online stores to supermarkets. We buy the things we need but we also become impulsive and shop for items that we end up giving away or throwing in the back of the closet.

It’s quite a pity because controlling the urge to overspend can bring tremendous benefits to our lives. Besides putting money in the piggy-bank, we can save money for things that are actually worth it, like taking a cruise or visiting an exotic country.

If you feel lost, you shouldn’t be so negative about yourself because there are some basic money-saving tips that are known to be effective. This way, you can live your life and still have some cash leftover that you can deposit into your savings account.

  1. Say goodbye to daily trips to your favorite coffee shop

Indeed, it’s easier to just wake up in the morning and head out to your favorite coffee shop instead of brewing your coffee at home. However, cutting off this habit can save you some precious money. According to multiple studies, if you took the savings from making your own coffee and put them into a fund that comes with a 6.5% compound interest rate, you could get almost $8,000 in ten years time. And this is only for one coffee, each day.


  1. Scrutinize all your subscription services

Thanks to the world we live in, we have become accustomed to getting subscriptions for all sorts of services. We get Hulu because they have cool TV shows, Netflix because everybody can’t stop bragging their documentaries, and Amazon Prime Video because we’re nostalgic about the good old movies. But really, do you have time to watch them every single day? Ask yourself when was the last time you watched an entire show?

Not to mention that gym membership you made in January and used it only once this year. Everybody falls into this trap and spends money on things they never get to use. So, make sure you cancel a subscription if you don’t use it for 3 months in a row.


  1. Get a cell phone plan that fits your current needs

Maybe a few years ago when you signed a plan with your mobile provider, you were more than happy with the minutes and text messages included in the contract. However, you should consider other alternatives if you’re constantly going over your data limit or spending extra money on minutes. If you decide to upgrade your plan, you might increase your savings.


  1. Use special tool for retail purchases

Many tech companies have managed to develop solutions for shopaholics. With every retail purchase you make, you can use different apps that will search for applicable coupons that come in handy for online order.




How to plan an RV trip across Canada


I always get the urge to go and visit a new place and meet new people from different cultures. If you understand my passion you know how important it is to plan ahead each step and get things ready before embarking on a new destination.

Canada has always seemed like a faraway dream up until now when I’ve finally managed to have a spare time for myself. So I’ve made the necessary arrangements and packed my bags and went to the maple country. My friends and I are crazy about camping holiday so we’ve decided to get the best of Canada from our R




If you’ve never been to Canada and you’re an RV camping enthusiasts as well, I’ve got some sharing to do. Travelling cross-country in an RV requires some sort of knowledge of the places you’ll spend the night, camping areas, and sights that are worth checking out. Since the journey can be a tad long, it’s imperative to start planning the journey from an early time and make sure you’ve got all the reservations, travel documents, and activity schedule in order.

Because you intend to visit Canada on wheels, you should check information regarding the driving in this country. If you’re a US citizen or resident, you don’t need a visa but you will need a valid passport. Depending on the country of your origin, you might need a visa or other types of documents to enter this country.


As far as the goods you can bring across the Canadian borders, you should limit yourself exclusively to camping gear, clothing, and certain food items that aren’t restricted. Because gas is a tad more expensive in Canada, make sure to check your budget before leaving home.

If you own an RV or you rent one, you need to have valid tags that are a proof of possession. In addition, you should have all the RV documents, including the registration and the insurance, on you. If the car is rented, don’t forget to make a copy of your rental contract or a notarized letter that ensures you have permission to drive the RV across Canada.

Also, your driving license must be valid so double check it at home while you still have time to renew it. Because each province in this country features different laws, sometimes traffic signs are not same and some of them are in French.

Another important aspect that you need to consider is the campgrounds located in Canada. While some parks provide full hookups and showering areas, other don’t. Furthermore, there are private camps that feature swimming pools and playgrounds for the kids if you pay certain fees. Ideally, you should get a map with these sites and check whether they offer the amenities that you’re looking for so that your holiday experience turns into a memorable one.




How to stay healthy on your RV travel adventures


My English is a bit rusty, but I would like to talk to you about an experience I had when I went to visit some of my friends in the United States. They were all set for the road and were about to go camping with their RV. In Europe, motorhomes aren’t particularly popular, but that’s probably because the distances between one city and the next aren’t immense as they are in the States. My buddies were keen to get out and travel, especially as they had bought a new gadget, something that they described as the best RV GPS on the market.

Something I noticed and that my buddies tackled when I went camping with them was staying healthy. It was difficult for them to get good food while traveling for about a month or so. Of course, you always have the option of canned food, but let’s be realistic and admit the fact that one can never know what goes into those cans.

If you are fixated on a particular campground, and it will take you some time to reach it, I recommend stopping on the way to get some fresh fruit and vegetables. Unfortunately, not all people have the money to get an RV fridge. Otherwise, things would be far simpler because you would have a means to store those veggies so that they don’t spoil.


I ate a lot of pasta salads while I was traveling with my friends. It was one of our go-to meals. You can add anything you want to the pasta, from bell peppers and tomatoes to spices and anything else. We did have a bit of trouble getting enough protein, though, and that’s why we stopped at a restaurant and enjoyed a nice steak, one day.

Tea is something that we drank every day. Making good coffee while you’re on the road can be quite challenging, and that’s why we mostly drank black and green tea. It goes without saying that the sky’s the limit when it comes to the varieties you can select. Some types are better than others, especially if you have a bit of trouble with regulating your digestion when you are on the road.

I eat yogurt every day at home, but it was impossible for me to do the same while I was in the U.S. On the one hand, I have to be honest and say that I don’t particularly like the yogurt brands that are available in American stores. They seem to be jam-packed with sugar and additives, and I know that even French people like their yogurt sweet once in a while, but we also like it simple. Aside from Greek yogurt, I wasn’t able to find anything remotely healthy.

It is important to keep an open mind whenever you go camping. You need to understand that your resources might be limited for some time. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you have no food left or none that is healthy, I recommend going to a restaurant and eating a salad.