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Review of Strategies for Paying for Disney by Sarah Smith Storm

The Disney community has been reading and reviewing the Strategies for Paying for Disney.  This week, Sarah from http://sarahsmithstorm.blogspot.com has given her review of the book. If you are not familiar with the Strategies for Paying for Disney book, here is…

Submit Your Own Strategy for Paying for Disney

Meet the Magic has long hosted the Strategies for Paying for Disney weekly articles giving you our best suggestions for ways to save money so you can get to Disney more often.  For a complete list of all of the…

Value Seasons per Resort Category

Saving money so you can get to Disney begins by saving money before the vacation, as well as while on the actual vacation.  There is no better way to begin these savings than by knowing when the Disney Value Seasons…

Save on Dining Out at Home and on Vacation

Many of us appreciate a night out to have a great dinner. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in their 2008 Consumer Expenditures press release  families with an average 2.5 unit household spend approximately $2,698 on food away from…

Tax Savings for YOU

It is amazing to be a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) when tax season rolls around. I have many people email, call or simply stop me to ask me a variety of tax related questions. Everyone, upon everyone is hoping to…

Do You Need Rental Car Insurance?

One thing many of the rental car companies push when a renter comes to pick up their rental car is the purchase of the rental car insurance for the duration of the rental.  The average cost per day for this insurance…

Disney Vacation Club Savings with Points Rentals

Many of us love the plush accommodations found in Disney’s Vacation Club properties.  Something exciting to know is that you can actually stay in a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) property without actually being a DVC owner.  However, the prices of the DVC rooms…

Cruise Vacations Hidden Costs

When I booked our most recent cruise aboard the Disney Dream, I was so excited to be going on the cruise that I did not consider all that I should have to get the best picture of what the actual…

Breakfast in Your Disney Resort Room

My first thoughts of this occurred during a stay at the Pop Century.  On our fourth day, fed up with the long crazy lines and mass hysteria of the food court, my family tried to come to eat earlier to…