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For $628 A Night You Can Cook In The French Cottage Where Julia Child Cooked

If you’re the kind of person who’s read and tried every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking (or you’ve at least seen that movie about the woman who did) you’ve already gotten pretty close to the legendary Julia Child. But now you can get even closer: you can rent out the chef’s cottage in Provence and cook in her kitchen (or sleep in it, if you want). [More]

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Expedia To Buy Vacation Rental Site HomeAway For $3.9B

Just two months after Expedia completed its last big purchase, the travel-booking enterprise has hit the market again, offering $3.9 billion to buy vacation rental company HomeAway.  [More]

How To Not Suck At Booking A Vacation Rental

How To Not Suck At Booking A Vacation Rental

For many, summer means renting a vacation home. Perhaps you dream of a week at the beach or some quiet time at a secluded lakeside cottage deep in the woods. Whatever your vacation fantasy, don’t let your excitement for some time away lure you into making a major vacation mistake. [More]

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Popmoney Seemed Easy, Then I Tried To Actually Get My Money

Popmoney seems like a great idea, and lots of banks offer it to their customers. It’s sort of like PayPal, but without having to deal with PayPal. You send people money using their mobile number or e-mail address. It’s a new offering from Fiserv, a company that you probably haven’t heard of but have most likely done business with indirectly. They handle money transfers behind the scenes for banks, and other financial institutions.

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Ask The Consumerists: Should I Rent A House That Is In Foreclosure?

Ask The Consumerists: Should I Rent A House That Is In Foreclosure?

Reader Kelly wants to know if she should risk renting a vacation house that is in foreclosure.