How much cash should you carry when you travel? I’ll break it down for you and help you steer clear of some truly evil fees.
Note: This is the first in a series of videos I’ll be presenting from USA Today in August, designed to help improve your consumer skills. I hope you enjoy them.
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Randy Brachman is shocked when his $16 lunch bill turns into a $1,608 bill at a Costa Rican restaurant. Can he get his money back?
Credit cards come with all kinds of bells and whistles. Here are the ones you should have if you plan to travel a lot.
In my last video, I told you what you should consider getting in a good travel credit card. But what should you avoid? Here are my tips.
As she paged through Viking River Cruises’ glossy brochure one recent afternoon, Diane Moskal noticed a new way to save money: If she booked the Waterways of the Tsars itinerary sailing from Moscow to St. Petersburg with something called an e-check, the cruise line promised to knock $100 off the fare.
An e-check is an electronic debit to your checking account, and it’s billed as a quick, convenient way to pay for your vacation that is “as easy as providing your credit card number,” according to Viking.
But like any smart traveler, Moskal wasn’t content with that explanation. “I see that the cruise lines advocate consumer savings if you pay by e-check,” she says. But she also found several complaints online, which made her hesitate. She wondered: Are e-checks safe?