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Ask Peter: Money-Saving Summer Travel Ideas
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Ask Peter: Money-Saving Summer Travel Ideas

Don’t worry if you’ve waited until the last minute to put together your summer travel plans, just Ask Peter. The early bird isn’t the only person to get the travel… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Understanding the Big Mac Index
Money, Currency & Credit / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel News

Travel Detective Blog: Understanding the Big Mac Index

Exchange rates only tell you so much. Understanding the cost of basic goods and services in a country goes a long way toward creating an accurate travel budget. One of… Read More…

Ask Peter: Exchanging Currency and Credit Card Miles
Ask Peter / Mileage & Reward Programs / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tools / USA

Ask Peter: Exchanging Currency and Credit Card Miles

If you’re heading out of the country for spring break, pay attention to your wallet. Conversion rates with the euros may be in your favor, but watch out for foreign… Read More…

Travel Tip:  Airline and Cruise Hidden Fees
Airlines & Airports / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airline and Cruise Hidden Fees

The department of transportation recently implemented some new rules to protect us.  As of late January, airlines are required to disclose all mandatory taxes and fees when advertising an airfare…. Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Currency Exchange
Money, Currency & Credit / Videos

Video Travel Tip: Currency Exchange

Whether you’re dealing with dinars, pesos, euros or dollars, handling money while abroad can be a challenge, especially when it comes to exchanging one currency for another. Peter Greenberg Worldwide… Read More…

Travel Tip: Fine Print On Rewards Cards
Mileage & Reward Programs / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Fine Print On Rewards Cards

Did you know that 52 percent of air miles are actually earned…on the ground? I’m talking about credit card rewards. But here’s what you need to know before you sign… Read More…

Budget Travel / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel News

Money Abroad: Credit Cards, Travelers’ Checks And More

From credit cards to ATMS to antiquated travelers checks, there are many options for spending your money abroad. Travelers need to be wary that many banks and credit card companies… Read More…

Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hotel Credit-Card Fraud

Credit-card fraud is hardly a new phenomenon, but you might be surprised to learn 38 percent of credit-card hacking cases involved the hotel industry. Here’s how you can protect yourself……. Read More…

Preventing Hotel Credit Card Fraud
Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel News / Travel Safety

Preventing Hotel Credit Card Fraud

How secure is your credit card when you check into a hotel? Not very. Studies have shown that hackers steal data from hotels and the hospitality industry more than any… Read More…

Video: Avoiding Bank Fees When Traveling
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Video: Avoiding Bank Fees When Traveling

Have you ever gotten nailed by foreign conversion fees? Credit-card transaction fees? ATM fees? In this video for AARP,  Peter explains why these charges are levied on travelers, and shares… Read More…

The Future Of Shopping: Suzy Gershman’s Year-End Postcard On Shopping Trends Beyond 2010
Luxury Travel / Money, Currency & Credit / Shopping / Travel News

The Future Of Shopping: Suzy Gershman’s Year-End Postcard On Shopping Trends Beyond 2010

Dear Peter, As we move to the reflective part of the year and I look back at the year I sold my house in Provence, moved back to the USA… Read More…