How to Swap Homes to Save Money

Eliminate lodging costs by doing a home exchange when you travel.

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If you will settle for nothing less than an apartment in the Sixth Arrondissement of Paris in May, then stick with short-term rental websites to plan your dream vacation. But if you’re open to traveling anywhere, anytime, you can save a lot of money with a home swap.

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Miriam Cross
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Miriam lived in Toronto, Canada, before joining Kiplinger's Personal Finance in November 2012. Prior to that, she freelanced as a fact-checker for several Canadian publications, including Reader's Digest Canada, Style at Home and Air Canada's enRoute. She received a BA from the University of Toronto with a major in English literature and completed a certificate in Magazine and Web Publishing at Ryerson University.