9 Ways to Get Airline Status Faster
9 Ways to Get Airline Status Faster
on January 19, 2012

It’s no fun suffering in lines and sitting in coach, especially when others are allowed to break all the rules. What makes them so special? They’ve got status.

5 Tips to Avoid Phony Rental Car Damage Claims
5 Tips to Avoid Phony Rental Car Damage Claims
on January 16, 2012

Don’t let yourself become a victim of the phony claim game. By taking plenty of precautions, as well as pictures, you can tell shifty rental car companies to find a different mark.

How to Avoid Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees
How to Avoid Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees
on January 13, 2012

International travelers aren’t the only ones who need to be aware of unnecessary credit card fees. Did you know that shopping from home can still cost you a “foreign transaction fee”?

Avoiding 5 Common Issues With Travel Sites
Avoiding 5 Common Issues With Travel Sites
on January 6, 2012

Online travel portals offer convenience and low prices, but you need to be aware of some drawbacks.

Strange Travel Stories of 2011 – and How to Avoid Them in 2012
Strange Travel Stories of 2011 – and How to Avoid Them in 2012
on January 2, 2012

In 2011, it was proven once again that truth is stranger than fiction. If we can learn a few lessons about these bizarre travel stories, perhaps we can reach our destinations without generating new ones.

5 Credit Card Predictions for 2012
5 Credit Card Predictions for 2012
on December 29, 2011

Credit card reward programs are an ever-shifting landscape. Here’s are some trends to watch for in 2012.

How Banks Are Taking a Cut of Charitable Giving – and 6 Ways to Avoid It
How Banks Are Taking a Cut of Charitable Giving – and 6 Ways to Avoid It
on December 22, 2011

Your credit card issuer profits off every transaction – even when you donate to a nonprofit. Here’s how to make sure more of your money is getting to the people who need it.

5 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Credit Cards – and What to Do When It Happens Anyway
5 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Credit Cards – and What to Do When It Happens Anyway
on December 20, 2011

Lost credit card claims climb 19 percent during the holidays. Here are some steps to prevent lost credit cards and what to do when it happens to you.

A Man’s Guide to Taking the Stress Out of Jewelry Shopping
A Man’s Guide to Taking the Stress Out of Jewelry Shopping
on December 16, 2011

If you’re a guy shopping for jewelry, you’re right to be nervous. But follow these five steps and your trip to the jewelry store will be a little less intimidating.

9 Ways to Cut Your Monthly Costs
9 Ways to Cut Your Monthly Costs
on December 16, 2011

Between rising costs and an uncertain economy, we’re all looking for new ways to save money. But instead of looking for the one-time big score, try saving a little bit each month. It adds up.

Denied For a Credit Card? 5 Steps to Get Your Bank to Change Its Mind
Denied For a Credit Card? 5 Steps to Get Your Bank to Change Its Mind
on December 15, 2011

Don’t let a bank’s computer get away with a bad decision about your good credit. Give them a call and offer them a good reason to change their mind. If you have a high credit score and a good payment history, they probably will.

Tips for Holiday Tipping
Tips for Holiday Tipping
on December 9, 2011

Holiday tipping is a touchy subject in a tough economy. Here are three ways to tip within your budget, and three more standard tips on tipping.

4 Credit Cards With High Annual Fees That Are Good for You
4 Credit Cards With High Annual Fees That Are Good for You
on December 8, 2011

These cards have high annual fees, but don’t cut them up until you price them out – they could be worth your while.

Online Sales Taxes May Be Coming Soon
Online Sales Taxes May Be Coming Soon
on December 8, 2011

It seems there’s one thing Democratic and Republican senators might agree on these days: forcing out-of-state companies to collect sales tax for online purchases. A bill has been proposed, but until it passes, here’s what you can do now to pocket the cash that might otherwise go to the taxman.

4 Ways to Avoid Fuel Surcharges When Using Frequent Flier Miles
4 Ways to Avoid Fuel Surcharges When Using Frequent Flier Miles
on December 5, 2011

Frequent flier programs can change at the whim of the airlines – and rarely in your favor. Here’s how to shield yourself (and your miles) from their devious ways.

5 Dumb Gifts for Girls – and 5 Smart Ones
5 Dumb Gifts for Girls – and 5 Smart Ones
on December 2, 2011

You want your holidays to be memorable, but not for the wrong reasons. Shopping for that special woman? Here are the top five gifts to avoid and five more you should consider instead.

How to Handle Holiday Flight Delays
How to Handle Holiday Flight Delays
on December 2, 2011

The next time you find yourself stranded in an airport, don’t take pity on yourself – take action. Seize the next available flight while making the most of your time on the ground.

4 Reasons Credit Cards Are Better Than Ever Before
4 Reasons Credit Cards Are Better Than Ever Before
on December 1, 2011

When the Card Act of 2009 became law, many predicted that tighter regulations would force banks to increase fees and curtail rewards. Fortunately, the opposite has happened.

7 Tips for Getting Compensated After a Travel Problem
7 Tips for Getting Compensated After a Travel Problem
on November 28, 2011

The squeaky wheel might get the grease, but the calm complainer gets compensated with free miles or even money.

The 12 Scams of Christmas
The 12 Scams of Christmas
on November 25, 2011

Scammers ramp up their activities each year around the holidays. Here are 12 popular scams you should be on the lookout for.

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