Travel costs can be tough to manage. Vacations are usually one-off expenses that fall outside your budget and reservations and expenses are often put on credit, leading to potential problems with high-interest credit card debt. But if you’re strategic about taking vacations and traveling, then you can cut costs dramatically and get away without going into debt to do it. Find the latest tips and tricks so you can plan a vacation that works for your budget and find ways to manage vacation debt so you don’t come home to financial stress.
December 12th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Airlines change travel rewards programs to favor how much you pay over how far you fly, making rewards credit cards even more useful for frequent fliers.
June 13th, 2016 | Michael Koretzky
If you’re living on a limited budget, you may feel like a summer vacation is out of reach, but we have tips to help you get the most out of summer break.
April 6th, 2016 | Michael Koretzky
Credit card issuers often incentivize signups on travel rewards credit cards with free miles, but restrictions may mean you’re not getting the benefit.
Credit Cards, Travel
July 20th, 2015 | Monica Victor
Summer means fun in the sun. But the smile can quickly fade as credit card bills begin to trickle in. Keep your wallet happy after the vacation is over.
July 8th, 2015 | Meghan Alard
Travel smart this summer by using these two money-saving lessons to help you cut the cost of you vacation and avoid money fights that can ruin your trip.
June 29th, 2015 | Michael Koretzky
Travelzoo reports on crazy things people do on vacation to save a few bucks, but there are smarter ways to save on a family vacation to avoid debt.
September 12th, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
See how servicemembers worried about sequestration and a weak economy are creating saving strategies to cut the costs of vacations.
Military, Saving, Travel
June 23rd, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Don’t go into debt on your summer vacation. Use Consolidated Credit’s Summer Travel Savings Guide to save money and thoroughly enjoy yourself.
November 7th, 2011 | Samantha Savory
The little black magnetic strip on the back of nearly every credit card ever issued in the U.S. may be a problem for consumers who want to use their accounts when they travel abroad.
Banking, Credit Cards, Travel
October 20th, 2011 | Sam Simpson
The nation's top credit card lenders have recently begun trying to lure clients with the use of increased introductory bonuses for rewards credit cards.
Credit Cards, Travel