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5 things to know: 6-01-12

By Kim Fulscher · Bankrate.com
Friday, June 1, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

A little rain never hurt anyone, amiright?! How about 100 mph winds? Hurricane season is officially here, and we'd like to blow you away with our five stories to know today.

1. With hurricane season comes a monsoon of vacationers. If you plan to travel, find an awesome hotel with a low price tag.

2. Maybe you'll drive to your vacation locale -- in that case, avoid these costly car maintenance errors.

3. Before you road trip to your vacation hot spot, check out these car insurance smartphone apps to find good coverage.

4. What gets anyone through a car trip aside from travel Bingo? A healthy caffeine addiction, that's what. Check out what experts have to say about the oft-heard "latte effect" of how to save and spend -- or not spend -- your money.

5. Ni hao! Will you vacation to faraway China this summer? Maybe you should research the investment options while you're there and see how the Chinese economy influences the U.S.

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