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Three Tips to Save on Holiday Travel

Posted by Sydney on Nov 5, 2019 2:46:49 PM

Ready to hit the road this holiday season? Here are our top tips to help you save your cash and travel smoothly this year.

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5 Summer Staycation Ideas

Posted by Sydney on Jul 4, 2019 2:08:00 PM
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Hit the road this summer! 5 ways to reduce summer road trip fuel costs

Posted by Sydney on May 30, 2019 2:00:00 PM

If you are hitting the open road this summer, prepare to pay more at the gas pump. 

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5 Factors That Will Help You Get Approved for a Loan

Posted by Sydney on Jun 14, 2018 2:03:00 PM
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5 Travel Tips to Help You Stay Financially Safe

Posted by Sydney on Jun 7, 2018 2:04:00 PM

Travelling is one of the best parts of the summer, but before you take off for your dream vacation, there’s important steps you must take to protect yourself and your bank account.

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5 Hottest Travel Trends of Summer 2016

Posted by Pierce Conway on Jun 14, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Roadtrips, national parks, and cheap airfare make the list.

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15 Ways To Protect Your Money on Vacation

Posted by Alexa on Jul 16, 2014 11:26:00 AM

 

Don't let a fraudster, pickpocket or identity thief ruin your next vacation.

These 15 financial safety tips will show you how to protect your wallet, your valuables and your financial information when vacationing in America and abroad.

1. Lighten up your wallet. Only carry the credit cards you'll be using on your trip and leave the rest at home. Pack an ATM/debit card for withdrawing cash at ATMs.

Remove any card with your Social Security number. For health insurance cards, the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit organization focused on identity theft prevention, suggests making a copy of the card and removing the last four digits of your Social Security number. Bring the photocopy with you on your trip and leave the original card at home.

Leave your checkbook at home. 

"Limit what documents you are going to carry with you," says Linda Foley, co-founder of the Identity Theft Resource Center. "Clean out your wallet and purse before you take that trip."

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