The Trick That Can Help You Skip Long TSA Lines

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The Trick That Can Help You Skip Long TSA Lines

The Trick That Can Help You Skip Long TSA Lines

Airport security lines have been, well, out of control lately. Last week, a video of an extremely long Transportation Security Administration line at Chicago’s Midway Airport went viral. A few days later, about 450 American Airlines passengers missed their flights out of O’Hare International Airport, also in Chicago, thanks to “longer than ever” lines. And it’s not just... Read More

Do I Need a Chip & PIN Credit Card When I’m Abroad?

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Do I Need a Chip & PIN Credit Card When I’m Abroad?

Do I Need a Chip & PIN Credit Card When I’m Abroad?

Consumers are starting to notice a growing adoption of embedded microchips in credit cards as opposed to magnetic stripes. These chips, often called EMV smart chips, have been in use in Europe and other parts of the world for more than a decade. Now that U.S. consumers are being issued cards with these chips, it would appear these cards... Read More

Is It Really Cheaper to Use a Travel Site?

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Is It Really Cheaper to Use a Travel Site?

Is It Really Cheaper to Use a Travel Site?

Unless you’re living large and traveling first class wherever you go, chances are you’re looking to score the best possible airfare, hotel and car rental deals whenever you need or want to travel. But finding these travel deals can be daunting. You can spend hours searching airfares posted on aggregators, like Kayak, and online travel agent... Read More

5 Travel Costs Frugal People Don’t Pay

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5 Travel Costs Frugal People Don’t Pay

5 Travel Costs Frugal People Don’t Pay

Most people shy away from the idea of traveling because they think it’ll be expensive. In reality, traveling doesn’t have to be. If you make it a priority, if you are smart with where and how you spend your money, even the most extravagant-looking trip is within the realm of possibility. It can be even cheaper... Read More

How We’re Planning Our Hibernation Vacation

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How We’re Planning Our Hibernation Vacation

How We’re Planning Our Hibernation Vacation

We know we’re preaching to the choir when we say this winter has been rough. It’s for this very reason that we’re “leavin’ on a jet plane and don’t know when [we’ll] be back again.” We need sun, sand and warmth – like, now. This is our strategy for keeping the costs of our trip... Read More

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