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Travel Tip: Watch Out for This New Travel Scam
Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Watch Out for This New Travel Scam

I’m going to start this one with a warning: guys, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. When someone says you can save on travel IF… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Others While You’re Traveling
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Others While You’re Traveling

If you’ve ever seen poverty up close while traveling, you might be inspired to help. Here’s how you can help others while you’re traveling. One of the least effective things… Read More…

Who to Tip When You’re Traveling
Money, Currency & Credit

Who to Tip When You’re Traveling

No matter where you’re traveling, figuring out tipping etiquette can be tricky. Who should you tip? Who shouldn’t you tip? How much should you tip? The rules vary depending on… Read More…

Travel Tip: Chip and Pin vs. Chip and Signature Credit Cards
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Chip and Pin vs. Chip and Signature Credit Cards

Many American credit card companies have adopted new technology, but don’t get confused by the terminology. We’re all used to the credit cards with magnetic strips, which are known in… Read More…

How to Get the Best Foreign Exchange Rates
Money, Currency & Credit

How to Get the Best Foreign Exchange Rates

Every seasoned traveler knows it’s important to have cash on hand when you travel. In most cases, it starts the minute you land—you’ll need the right currency for cab fare… Read More…

Travel Tip: When to Book Through Your Travel Credit Card
Mileage & Reward Programs / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When to Book Through Your Travel Credit Card

It’s a no-brainer that you can earn points or miles by booking travel WITH a travel credit card. But what about booking travel THROUGH your credit card website? Many credit… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Find the Perfect Travel Credit Card
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Find the Perfect Travel Credit Card

There are travel credit cards that get you points, cash back, airline miles, and free hotel nights. So how can you figure out what works best for you? The real… Read More…

Three Questions to Ask Before Signing Up for a Travel Credit Card
Money, Currency & Credit

Three Questions to Ask Before Signing Up for a Travel Credit Card

It seems like before the plane even takes off these days, the cabin crew is reminding you of an airline’s latest credit card offer. You could get a free checked… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Find Senior Discounts
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Find Senior Discounts

Once upon a time, travel providers really catered to seniors, offering substantial discounts to their silver flyers. But today, those deals are much more limited. Here’s what’s still out there…. Read More…

Your Checklist for International Travel
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Insurance

Your Checklist for International Travel

Preparing for a big international trip means getting credit cards and foreign money in order. But smart travelers know you also need to prepare for anything. Contributing writer Margaret Magnus… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Worst Timeshare Presentation Scams
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Worst Timeshare Presentation Scams

I’ve heard of too many people getting hosed by the high-pressure sales pitch known as a timeshare presentation. So here’s my handy list of red-flag phrases that you should definitely… Read More…