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Aug 21, 2014

Top travel tips for a hassle-free journey

By Mitch Lipka

(Reuters) – When is the best time to book a trip to Walt Disney World? What are the niftiest travel apps? How do you arrange a speedy Plan B if your flight is delayed or canceled?

The answers to these and other travel questions from those in the know could make the difference between a pleasant journey and one you want to forget in a hurry.

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Smart ways to save on college textbooks

By Mitch Lipka

(Reuters) – With the cost of college textbooks surpassing $1,000 a year for many students, soon-to-be sophomore Matt Schroeder came up with a smart way to trim costs.

He worked out a system of borrowing books from upperclassmen, offering nominal compensation to get them to delay selling them back.

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      "Mitch Lipka is editor of TheConsumerChronicle.com and is a veteran consumer columnist, editor and reporter. Most recently, he led a 10-person consumer reporting team at AOL’s personal finance channel, WalletPop.com. He received the 2010 New York Press Club award for best consumer writing on the web and is the 2011 Best Friend honoree from Kids in Danger for his work covering child product safety. Mitch has been a reporter and editor for more than 25 years and has worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Consumer Reports. The opinions expressed here are his own."
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