When using a credit card or debit card outside the U.S., always choose to transact in the local currency and reject the U.S. dollar amount.
While saving early is a great, prioritizing experiences over income and saving for retirement in early life can be a better strategy.
Your non-refundable ticket may become refundable if the airline makes substantial changes to your schedule.
In addition to no change fees and including check-in bags in the fare, I like Southwest Airlines also because its frequent flyer program Rapid Rewards is the easiest to use. Other airlines limit seats available for reward travel. I have miles but when I want to redeem them for a free ticket, I often find […]
Southwest Airlines is the largest domestic airline by the number of passengers getting on and off a plane ("enplanements"). Its reasonable prices and consumer-friendly policies make it my number one choice for leisure travel. I’d like to share a tip about flying Southwest Airlines: book your round-trip travel as two one-way flights. Southwest prices its […]
Urban legend says you must notify your credit card or debit card banks before you travel internationally so that they won’t block your cards. I used to believe it. Every time before I left, I would religiously call the banks and tell them the dates and the countries I was going. This last time when […]
Today’s post relates to my vacation in December when I observed so many other people seem to have more money. Thank you so much for your comments on that one. I need your inputs again. It was a road trip. We flew into Arizona and then drove around. We didn’t have a fixed itinerary except […]
I survived driving on the left in Ireleand, its narrow, winding, and bumpy roads, and what must be more than 300 roundabouts. The GPS maps for Europe I bought for $110 turned out to be a good investment. My vacation would have been much more stressful without the GPS. As far as money is concerned, […]
By the time you read this, I’ll be on vacation in Ireland. I will rent a car and drive around the country. Naturally I don’t want to expose myself to losses resulting from a car accident while I drive a rental car in Ireland. I did some research in rental car insurance. I’m sharing this […]
I didn’t post to my blog last week because I was on vacation in another country. It was really refreshing even though the weather wasn’t 100% cooperative. Now, here are some random personal finance related notes from my vacation. Exchanging money. The best way to get the local currency is still using the ATM card, […]