Take Your Family to Disney World For Free: Step-by-Step Instructions

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

As featured in the New York Times article Tips for Travel Savings in 2014 and NBC 12 in Richmond, here’s our step-by-step instructional guide explaining how to take a free family trip to Walt Disney World!  We're traveling from Richmond, VA to Orlando but if you’re reading this from somewhere other than RVA, the only difference will be the airline tickets, which you can still get for free using our method if you fly Southwest, United or American

Stress-Free Cooking Installment 5: Mexican Shredded Chicken

Mexican Shredded Chicken

This is, without a doubt, my new favorite recipe to make for three reasons: (1) it’s SO easy, (2) it makes a LOT and (3) you can use the chicken in several different ways so you’re not having the same meal over and over again. And of course, you can freeze any leftover chicken and pull it out of the freezer a few weeks later for a delicious meal. Also, this meal is very economical. I get the chicken on sale for about $2/lb, so I usually

AMEX Waives Annual Fees for All Active Duty Military Members

Military Picture

American Express has a wonderful benefit for all active duty military personnel:  They waive the annual fee on every single one of their credit cards, including many popular cards in the travel rewards world such as the Platinum, Gold, Starwood Preferred Guest and Delta credit cards. While this post might not apply to you directly, if you have friends or colleagues who might benefit, please pass this important info on to them!  It is very easy

A Realistic Look at Ideal Days in Our Future Financially Independent Life

Westin Maui Pool

We talk a lot here at Richmond Savers about saving money and why it is so important in order to make your life easier and more financially stable. Money is a tool that you can use to give yourself power over your life that most people living paycheck-to-paycheck will never have. Life is simply much easier when you save money. Our eventual goal is to attain complete Financial Independence and to be able to direct our time as we see fit. 

Make Travel Blackout Dates a Thing of the Past

Westin Maui Pool

When we talk to people about frequent flyer miles or hotel points the biggest concern is always, “what’s the point of collecting all these points when you can never use them because of all the blackout dates?” For years we didn’t want to be bothered collecting points for precisely this reason – it just seemed way too difficult and time-consuming to actually get any real use out of them. After jumping into the travel rewards concept a few

Stress-Free Cooking Installment 4: Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

This chicken marsala meal is the perfect stress-free meal.  It’s easy, delicious, makes a large quantity and is perfect for putting leftovers in the freezer to enjoy again a few weeks later.  It’s a little different than the typical Italian restaurant-style chicken marsala in that I cut the chicken into small pieces about 2 inches long and we serve it over rice. My mother-in-law said she has served it over pasta and that it was equally

Best Hotel Rewards: Club Carlson Hotels

Club Carlson credit card

The Club Carlson rewards program is quickly becoming our favorite hotel rewards program for incredible redemption value and hotel availability throughout the world.  This is especially true when you open the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature credit card. If you are unfamiliar with the Club Carlson name, there are five main brands under the Club Carlson hotel chain: Radisson Blu Radisson Park Plaza Park Ink Country Inn

Top 10 Personal Finance Lessons Learned from Medical Training

Medical School

We're thrilled to have our friend Alexi from Miles Dividend M.D. guest posting today.  Alexi, who is more formally known as Dr. Alexi Zemsky, is an electrophysiologist (a heart doctor who specializes in abnormal rhythms), and he's also one of the most interesting personal finance bloggers around! He writes from the unique perspective of being a medical doctor who is focused on financial independence, early retirement, and maximizing travel