Money and Credit Cards

USPS Informed Delivery -Sign Up Before ID Thieves Do

POSTED May 10th 2019 BY Travel Writer
Do you get checks, tax documents, bank statements, credit cards, or legal documents in the mail? Sign up for USPS informed delivery on the USPS website. If you don’t, thieves could sign up first in your name and be informed before you are as to what is being delivered to you and whether it is worth stealing before you have a chance to get to...
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Guide to the Best Travel Security Money Belts and Pouches

POSTED January 22nd 2019 BY Beth Williams
The Best Money Belts to Hide Money, Credit Cards, and Passports Travel Smart and Keep Valuables Close and Secure the best money belt is a security money belt or pouch and it can be your most important travel accessory, especially when visiting busy and popular tourist attractions. It is in these locations where pickpockets and thieves target tourists. Shield and protect your valuables from pickpockets,...
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Marriott Data Breach: What You Should do to Protect Yourself

POSTED December 1st 2018 BY Travel Writer
On November 30th Marriott, released a report that an “unauthorized party” breached their system and gained access to information of up to 500 million Starwood customers. Starwood hotel brands include Westin, Sheraton, W hotels, Aloft, St. Regis and more. Marriott said the information gained included personal information such as passwords, email addresses, names, dates of birth, home addresses, and even passport numbers. For millions, credit cards were...
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Money Mistakes Even Savvy Travelers Make

POSTED August 31st 2018 BY Travel Writer
No one wants to spend more than is necessary for air travel. If you can’t be inconvenienced with awkward flight times, or by adding a day on one or both ends of travel because of an odd travel schedule don’t be tempted by deep discount flight sites. Here’s why. Discount travel sites like Priceline’s Express Deals and Hotwire’s Hot Rate Flight often offer lower airfares sometimes 10% to 20% less,...
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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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