Category: Travel

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.

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Travel Rewards: Grounded in Reality

December 12th, 2016 | Meghan Stewart

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.

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Summer Break without Breaking the Bank

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.

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The Credit Card Travel Trap

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.

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Debt-Free Summer Vacations

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.

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Traveling Smart This Summer

July 8th, 2015 | Meghan Stewart

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.

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Smarter Ways to Save on Vacation

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.

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Vacation Saving Strategies for Servicemembers

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.

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Consolidated Credit’s Summer Travel Savings Guide

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.

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Many credit card users still having trouble overseas

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.

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Consumers cashing in on generous travel credit card offers

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.

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