VACATION

With caution, ID theft can be avoided on trips

With so many people headed for vacations in the next couple of months, it seems like a good time to share a scary thought: Travelers are favorite targets for identity thieves.

Why? We make for easy marks. We leave trails behind us by allowing mail or newspapers to accumulate. We post details online that make it clear we’re far away and no one’s home. We drop our guard when vacationing.

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Cheap gas? Time for a road trip

Time to break out the old nationwide atlas road map — it’s going to be a great summer for road trips, thanks to low gas prices. You might want to splurge on an app or GPS with up-to-date traffic information, too, because lots of other families will have the same idea.
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