Thursday, May 2, 2013

Traveling With Credit Cards


Traveling with a credit card is an easy way to go. By now, you probably already know the basics of traveling with your credit cards...notifying your card company of your upcoming travel and making sure you have their numbers handy in case something goes wrong or it gets lost.

But, here are a few things you might not know. Some offer travel benefits that others do not. You could get faster check in or a larger room. It would be a good idea to know what your card can do for you and use that one on vacation.

Some card companies offer a discounted rate on medical insurance. Again, a good idea to ask.

Many issuers or card banks will charge a fee for foreign transactions. Do some research to find out if and what that is.

Take more than one card. Not all cards are accepted all over the world. Sometimes perfectly good cards can be declined. And if the credit card company is calling you...be sure they have your cell phone. It really won't do much good for them to call home if you're in Germany.

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