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Financial Tips for Travelers

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Infographic: Commuting Statistics

With the recent spike in gas prices, conservation and gas credit cards are among the tools you can use to control costs and carbon emissions.

Infographic: National Park Statistics

National Parks offer a mix of relaxation and stimulating adventure. From hiking, camping, climbing to diving, whale watching, and more, National Parks offer the chance for families to get away from it all with solitude and spectacular views.

Lost Wallet: What To Do

If you have ever lost your wallet or purse before, you know the headache that comes with this simple misstep. First, you have to dig up all of the account information for the cards you *think* were in your wallet. Next, you contact each creditor to explain the situation. And then you wait nervously for the fallout that can happen when your information falls into the wrong hands.

Infographic: Public Transportation Statistics

As I was riding the D.C. Metro a couple of weeks ago, I was reminded of the metro tickets I keep as mementos of places I’ve traveled: San Francisco’s BART, Atlanta’s MARTA, and New York City’s subway system. That got me thinking about stories of families who’ve saved a bundle by becoming one-car (or no-car) households.

Infographic: Lost Luggage Statistics

As Americans prepare to travel this holiday season, our "Lost Luggage" infographic helps you lessen the aggravation that comes along with lost luggage.



    10 Money Saving Tips for a Road Trip

    March 28, 2014 - By Tammy K - Tips for Gas
    We've found the secret to saving money on road trips: A big dose of planning. Okay, that might not be much of a secret, but everything from those junk food indulgences to the stomach-churning cash spent at the pump can be managed -- and often minimized -- with a little advance planning.

    Best Credit Card for European Travel 2014

    March 21, 2014 - Deals for Travel
    If you’re looking for a credit card that can take you to Europe and back, you might need to look past what’s already in your wallet. Let’s do a quick inventory: any credit cards with a small chip located on the left-hand side? Put aside any that are missing that telltale square box. They’re bound to let you down as you make your way through international lands.
    Washington, DC

    Study: Best Cities to Visit Alone

    March 19, 2014 - By Lauren W - Tips for Travel
    Traveling alone comes with plenty of perks: you can create an itinerary to suit your own interests and preferred pace and you’re completely free of anyone else’s whims. In that spirit, we’ve compiled a list of the best cities in the country to visit solo.

    Study: Best Springtime Cities

    March 12, 2014 - By Tina O - Tips for What to Buy in March
    When it comes to weather, March is the meanest month of the year. It’s a tease.

    8 Things to Keep in Your Wallet, and 3 Not to Keep

    February 27, 2014 - By Tammy K - Tips for Lost Wallet: What To Do
    As an accessory we touch many times a day, our wallets often suffer from neglect, prone to become a dumping ground for crumpled receipts, expired coupons and worn business cards for people we no longer remember. It’s time to do a cleanup. We’ll help you get your wallet in order with a list of what to keep in it – and a few things to make sure you leave at home.

    Prestigious Credit Cards, 2014

    February 18, 2014 - Deals for Excellent Credit
    Although they pretty much feel the same, some cards carry significantly more weight than others. Prestigious credit cards show the true power of plastic through benefits and generous reward programs.

    Best Luggage for the Money, 2014

    December 19, 2013 - By Ross F - Reviews for Travel
    When you travel, your luggage should act as a steady companion. The relationship is simple: the luggage carries your stuff and you carry the luggage. Assuming you both arrive at the same place and at the same time, the relationship is a success.

    Thanksgiving Travel: 10 Ways to Save Money Getting Where You Need to Go

    November 14, 2013 - By Jasmine W - Tips for Travel
    As Thanksgiving approaches and thoughts of pie, family and shopping put you in the holiday spirit, one negative aspect of the holiday – traveling to your destination – can quickly put a damper on the mood.

    What to Buy in September: Labor Day Deals and September Steals

    By Leah N - Tips for Airline
    Summer is over and school is back in session, but bargains are just heating up for certain items. In the market for a new car or considering an early fall vacation? Now is definitely the time to buy. Thinking of purchasing a new TV to celebrate the return of football? You may want to wait.
    Columbus, Ohio

    Study: Best Places to Travel in August

    By Tracy J - Tips for Travel
    Looking to make a last-minute trip before the end of summer? There are many cities where August is the best time of year to visit. We've compiled the best major cities in the United States to travel to based on several factors, including:

Travel Credit Card Deal

Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard - Earn 2x on All Purchases
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Our Review: If you want to earn 2x miles with all purchases and have the flexibility to redeem miles toward any airline purchase, consider the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard. The $89 annual fee card lets you earn miles quickly with no mileage caps. In addition, a 40,000 bonus mile offer makes this card an attractive choice... Read full review
Intro APR for PurchasesIntro APR for Balance TransferRegular APRAnnual Fee
0% for 12 months
0% for 12 months
14.99% or 18.99%* (Variable)
$89 - Waived first year

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