Money and Credit Cards

10 Tips to Save You Money on Exchanging Money

POSTED July 20th 2018 BY Beth Williams
Here are a few tips that make exchanging your US dollars for a foreign currency easier and less expensive. The key is to avoid unnecessary bank fees and transaction fees. Often using credit cards with no foreign transaction fees will give you the best exchange rate, however, you still need local currency for small transactions and tips or locations that may not accept credit cards. Protect...
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Frequent Flier Miles Can Be Stolen

POSTED July 18th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Frequent flier miles and travel rewards are worth money and just like money can be stolen right out of your account or wallet. Most of us just let them accumulate in our frequent flier or mileage rewards accounts without much thought until it’s time for a flight upgrade, vacation, or redemption for merchandise. Thieves think of loyalty points or frequent flier miles as currency and...
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Anti-Theft Waist Packs and Hip Packs for Hands-Free Travel

POSTED May 10th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Security Waist And Hip Packs For Hands-Free Peace Of Mind Traveling Travel with Peace of Mind – Use a Security Waist Pack or Hip Pack Question: While out enjoying the sights, using public transportation, shopping or dining, where do you carry your wallet, passport, money, credit cards camera, and other valuables while enjoying the freedom of free hands? If you use a regular waist pack...
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Cell Phone Photos Can Save Missing Valuables While Traveling

POSTED March 2nd 2018 BY Travel Writer
Technology has advanced so that photos on your cell phone photos can quickly help save your missing valuables while traveling. When anything is missing, lost, or stolen while traveling, it can be extremely stressful. Your cell phone can actually facilitate the return of valuables if you take pictures of your valuables prior to departure. If belongings are damaged inside of your luggage and you have photos, it...
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How to Avoid Theft and Protect Your Valuables in Large Crowds

POSTED February 15th 2018 BY Travel Writer
There are two primary things you must do to avoid theft and protect your valuables when visiting tourist locations or encountering large crowds.  One, you need to be alert to your surroundings.  Be alert to people trying to distract with questions or performances. Children and women are equally as skillful as men are when it comes to distraction and thievery.  Distracted tourists looking at sights or talking...
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Pickpocketing and RFID Digital Theft Increase: How to Prevent Becoming a Victim

POSTED January 24th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Pickpocketing and RFID digital ID theft are two ongoing problems affecting tourists around the world. San Francisco shows an increase in the numbers of pickpocketing. Meanwhile, one thief at Coachella allegedly pickpocketed more than 100 phones at the music festival. Thieves have even been caught on video pickpocketing victims, who fall asleep on public transportation or subways. When traveling overseas, Independent.co.uk reports pickpocketing is a major issue in...
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Guide to Security Money Belts and Pouches

POSTED January 22nd 2018 BY Beth Williams
Money Belts – How to Hide Money, Credit Cards, and Passports Keep Money, Passport, and Credit Cards Close and Secure Security money belts and pouches can be your most important travel accessories, especially when visiting busy and popular tourist attraction. It is in these locations where pickpockets and thieves are most likely make their marks.  A money belt depending on its size and design is...
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Guide to Bargaining and Shopping Overseas

POSTED January 22nd 2018 BY Beth Williams
Shopping Overseas “Caveat Emptor” Let the Buyer Beware! The Art of Bargaining One of the oldest and most basic shopping skills is bargaining, but many westerners have completely lost the art.  This is especially true when visiting open-air markets and bazaars, where bargaining is the accepted and an expected method of setting a price.  Many of Europe’s top outdoor markets are a great place to practice...
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