When my husband and I decided to elope to exchange vows, we called up some travel agents. One in particular, seemed to be exactly what we were looking for. She was very sweet and incredibly helpful. By the time I ended the 30 minute conversation with her, she had renewed my faith in travel agents. She had given me many choices of where we could go that we’d have wonderful weather for the month we were planning to travel. She gave us some educated guesses about pricing without even checking anything officially. I asked tons of questions and she was incredibly patient with me. She booked our vacation that same afternoon and even put us in touch with a wedding coordinator at the resort.

Akin to the “Name Change” scam, a very polite driver informed me that the mall I wanted to visit was, peculiarly, closed this early afternoon. Fortunately, though, the seemingly benevolent driver knew of another equally magnificent mall that was open at this hour, although it was a bit farther away (i.e., would cost me more).

As the founder of Tancent, Huateng is one of the most influential people in China. Tancent offers a large number of virtual services like social networking, instant messaging and online games.

When you ask a local travel agency or an official reservation about buying cheap airline tickets, is likely to carry more than a few options. All of them will give you more of a response when the best time to buy airline tickets. Check all, no matter how long it takes your time. Compare them all together and choose the best. If it refers to a single travel agency, you would like to increase that number. The same applies to websites and clubs that offer discounts. Do not just check one of them. As mentioned above, use the competition to its maximum. Ticket Consolidators can help here.

But the leadership program is really dear to me because I was afforded so many opportunities at such a young age. While I didn’t get everything right, I know that I didn’t get everything wrong either. In this economy, people are just trying not to mess up! If you have a job and you are trying to keep it or move up, you have to be ready. We’re offering examples of real life experiences and mentoring without high costs. This is not textbook leadership and mentoring because I focus on the application of techniques in situations that may be unique to a young leader. This is my way to give back on some of the things I missed at times and to also repay what i received in abundance from fabulous mentors and supporters.

OK, see if you can guess my mistake in this scam: I paid in full in advance for a taxi driver to provide me transport to a local market, wait an hour while I shopped, then transport me back to the origin.

Book a cruise that includes drinks. Traditionally, you pay for your soft drinks and alcoholic drinks while on board. The price of drinks can quickly escalate if you’re not careful. Some cruises offer a “wine-and-dine” package, or a “bucket-of-beer” package. When booking a cruise ask about all-you-can-drink-soda cards. This gives you the knowledge of how much your drinks will cost before leaving.

Be Flexible. The more flexibility you have means more options will be available to you. You can’t expect that the exact resort and date you want will be on sale.