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Travel Tip: How Much Hotels Charge for Bottles of Water
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Travel Tip: How Much Hotels Charge for Bottles of Water

Every time you check into a hotel room, the hotel has a chance to win your loyalty by giving you a great welcome—a clean room, great lighting, connectivity, and of… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Deceptive Pricing at Hotels
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Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Deceptive Pricing at Hotels

We’ve all heard complaints—in some cases we’re the complainers—when it comes to airlines being accused of nickel and diming their passengers. Many hotels are now following that airline behavior. It… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps That Can Help You Budget & Save Money On the Road
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Travel Tip: Apps That Can Help You Budget & Save Money On the Road

It’s hard enough to stay on a budget at home. When you’re traveling it’s even more difficult—but not impossible. Whether you’re going to Cleveland or Cairo, there are now some… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Kind Of Tipper Are You?
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Travel Tip: What Kind Of Tipper Are You?

Do you normally tip for service at restaurants? What about when you take a cab? How about for the Skycap at the airport? If so, what kind of tipper are… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Travel & Earn Money on a Workation
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Travel Tip: How You Can Travel & Earn Money on a Workation

Ever hear of something called a workation? It’s a new concept where you travel abroad and take your work with you. A lot of services now offer this travel/work option…. Read More…

Travel Tip: The Dollar Value of Your Unused Vacation Days
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Travel Tip: The Dollar Value of Your Unused Vacation Days

Let’s face it. We Americans are terrible at taking all of our vacation days. About 73 percent of us get paid vacations. But less than half of us take all… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Comparing Business Travel Costs Can Help You Budget
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Travel Tip: How Comparing Business Travel Costs Can Help You Budget

If you want to know how expensive your trip might be—even within the United States—it might help to see what U.S. corporations are paying their employees on a per diem… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Tax Form 720
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Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Tax Form 720

Consider this scenario: you buy a nonrefundable airline ticket but you don’t use it. What happens to the taxes and fees you paid on a ticket you never used? Shouldn’t… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About ATM Skimming
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Travel Tip: What You Should Know About ATM Skimming

Have you ever heard of ATM skimming? It’s a financial crime aimed at travelers who use ATMs, and skimming is a way for criminals to gain access to your ATM… Read More…

Travel Tip: How the U.S. Dollar is Making Travel More Affordable
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Travel Tip: How the U.S. Dollar is Making Travel More Affordable

Right now, there’s a worldwide buyer’s market when it comes to travel, and you can thank an incredibly strong U.S. dollar for that. The U.S. currency’s value is up 4.3… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Why More Americans Should Use Their Vacation Days

Have you ever heard of something called vacation deprivation? Well, you should take note. Many Americans are victims of this—not taking full advantage of their allocated number of vacation days…. Read More…

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Travel Tip: Why ATM Fees Should be Included in Your Travel Budget

There are about a dozen costs associated with just about every trip you might take, and most of us are either not aware of them or forget to account for… Read More…

Travel Tip: Banks Crack Down on Credit Card Churners
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Travel Tip: Banks Crack Down on Credit Card Churners

You see these offers all the time—sign up for a new credit card, and get a 30-, 40-, or 50,000-mile frequent flyer bonus. Enter the world of churners—that’s what they… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Most Expensive Cities Around the World Right Now

Before you take your next trip, it might help to know the world’s most expensive cities. Thanks to The Economist, the results are in. Are you traveling to Los Angeles?… Read More…

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Travel Tip: What You Should Know Before Traveling with a Credit Card

What are the odds that your credit card could be hacked when you travel? Sadly, those chances are increasing in probability. Bank of America loses about $600 million a year… Read More…

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Travel Tip: When Credit Card Hackers Target Hotels

Computer hackers hit 20 hotels in 10 states. What did the hackers get? Credit card account numbers, expiration dates, three-digit security codes, and the ability to then use those credit… Read More…

Travel Tip: Using a Credit Card When You Check In to a Hotel
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Travel Tip: Using a Credit Card When You Check In to a Hotel

When you check in to a hotel, you’re probably already used to the routine. You walk up to the front desk and announce yourself as having a reservation. Generally, the… Read More…

Travel Tip: When Exchange Rates Can Help You Save on Plane Tickets
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Travel Tip: When Exchange Rates Can Help You Save on Plane Tickets

You don’t have to be an international money trader to take advantage of currency fluctuations between countries, especially when it comes to buying airline tickets. If the U.S. dollar is… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Problem With Unused Vacation Days
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Travel Tip: The Problem With Unused Vacation Days

Are you planning a vacation this summer? Or, are you planning on taking any time off in 2016? Here’s a sobering thought. Over the past 15 years, American workers have… Read More…