Don’t Make This Huge Mistake with Statement Credits & Minimum Payments

Don’t Make This Huge Mistake with Statement Credits & Minimum Payments

Bank of America Statement Credit Towards Payment In the credit card game it is the little things that can kill you. Even if you know what you are doing and know the rules, you are going to make mistakes. Recently...
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Can You Just Flash Any Credit Card To Get Lounge Access?

Can You Just Flash Any Credit Card To Get Lounge Access?

No need to have a working Amex to get lounge access and free beer. An anonymous tipster who didn’t want to be named (for the obvious reasons!) turned me onto this trick rather recently. He mentioned it was possible to...
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SPG Rewards Officially Loves Uber

SPG Rewards Officially Loves Uber

It’s a good thing at least someone loves Uber, because I don’t love Travis Kalanick, who’s possibly the worst human being on earth. But maybe you love Starwood and free hotel stays! The Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program has now...
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The One Hack That Will Save You Hundreds While Traveling

The One Hack That Will Save You Hundreds While Traveling

Things I hate: Searching for a no-fee ATM, cash-only establishments, and foreign exchange fees. Things I love: Finding a bank that eliminates all of those things. If you’re paying ATM charges or penalties for using your debit or credit card...
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Avoid Teller Fees Through the Global ATM Alliance

Avoid Teller Fees Through the Global ATM Alliance

Cash is king. And the worst place to exchange your money is at the airport: foreign exchange desks are known to rip you off. In fact, it’s often much, much cheaper (and more efficient, to boot) to withdraw from an...
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Why It’s Always Better to Pay in the Local Currency

Why It’s Always Better to Pay in the Local Currency

And the answer to this one isn’t just so you don’t look like a tourist. Let’s assume you haven’t gotten ripped off by ATM or exchange commission fees, first. That said, it is almost always better to pay in the...
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Reader Q: What’s the Best Way To Get Foreign Cash?

Reader Q: What’s the Best Way To Get Foreign Cash?

There are so many options to get foreign cash that it can be confusing. Chris wants to know the best and cheapest way to exchange U.S. dollars. With much ado: I’m looking for the best way to get foreign cash...
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Read the Fine Print Before You Swipe Abroad

Read the Fine Print Before You Swipe Abroad

Nothing’s more certain than life, death and fees. Taxes you can escape if you have offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands. There’s also no quicker way for banks to take your card for a wild ride than when you’re out...
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The Pros and Cons of Playing the Credit Card Game

The Pros and Cons of Playing the Credit Card Game

I’ve been playing the travel game for a long time now, but for those who decide to do it by taking advantage of credit card sign-up bonuses, do so at your own risk. Credit cards, without a doubt, are the...
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Alert the Bank Before You Leave the Country

Alert the Bank Before You Leave the Country

Nothing brings a trip to a quicker halt than having no cash to pay… for anything. It may be low down on your to-do list but make sure you let your bank know your travel plans. Banks are lean and...
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