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Multiple Currency Tracking – GnuCash Free Accounting Software

GnuCash Free Accounting Software

Looking for a free, double-entry accounting software package that easily handles multiple currencies? GnuCash fits the bill! Designed for individuals and small businesses, GnuCash is open-source software designed as a free alternative to programs such as Quickbooks, Peachtree, and Quicken. Continue reading Multiple Currency Tracking – GnuCash Free Accounting Software

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Trip Tip: Vacation Budgeting Using Excel

Vacation Budgeting Using Excel

“A budget isn’t about restricting what you can spend. It gives you permission to spend without guilt or regret.”

While there is not just one way to budget (paper and pencil work just fine), using Excel can make budgeting much more efficient. Here are two trip planning templates to help you plan your adventures. Continue reading Trip Tip: Vacation Budgeting Using Excel

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Trip Tip: Thailand Expats, Learn Your Thai Numbers!

Thai Numbers
Fun Pack: 500 baht, Kid Pack 120 baht

Learning the numbers in Thai unlocks a secret world. You learn first-hand the dual pricing system operating in Thailand and you can choose to avoid activities that charge anywhere from 100-900% more for foreigners (farangs). It happens everywhere, from coffee shops to amusement parks. Continue reading Trip Tip: Thailand Expats, Learn Your Thai Numbers!

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Trip Tip: Currency Exchange – Don’t leave money on the table!

Currency Exchange

Traveling across international borders generally means that you will need to get some local cash. While a checking account that reimburses fees for ATM withdrawals (i.e. Schwab Bank) and credit cards that do not charge foreign transaction fees (i.e. Capital One) are great, we like to have some pocket-money before we leave so that we can hit the road running. It lets us get out of the airport or across the border quickly and avoid some of the scams so prevalent at many entry points. Continue reading Trip Tip: Currency Exchange – Don’t leave money on the table!