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5 of the Safest Countries to Visit in 2018

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Who needs stress about and worry about safety on vacation? These five international destinations offer plenty of adventure -- minus the risk.

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Debt Collectors Are Calling My Family — Now What?

Managing debt isn't easy. And it gets even more difficult when debt collectors start hounding your family members. Know your rights.

6 Safe Places to Visit in South America

These South American destinations are beautiful, affordable, and safer to visit than you might think.

How the Merger of Marriott and SPG Programs Will Affect Member Rewards

Marriott and SPG Programs are merging. How will that affect your member rewards?

How to Protect Yourself from a Home Improvement Scam

When you decide to get work done on your home, you have to be careful. There are plenty of people out there looking to rip you off.

5 Destinations in Mexico That Are Safer Than Playa Del Carmen and Cancun

The news can be grim sometimes, but Mexico is still very safe for travelers, especially these five destinations.

Yes, It's Still Safe to Visit Hawaii During the Volcanic Eruption

Despite the recent Kilauea Volcano eruption, most of the Big Island and the rest of the Hawaiian Islands remain safe.

How to Stop Those Annoying Robocalls

Sick of the receiving an endless number of robocalls when you're just trying to live your life? We have good news for you.

7 Common Travel Myths That People Need to Stop Believing

You've always wanted to travel more, but you worry about the cost or the risks or the inconvenience. Good news -- your worries are probably unfounded.

8 Travel Warnings You Shouldn't Ignore

When was the last time you took notice of a travel advisory before you took a trip? It could be extremely dangerous to ignore them.

Do You Need Credit Monitoring to Protect Your Credit?

With data breaches everywhere you turn, credit monitoring seems like a smart thing to get. But do you really need it?

How to Spot a Hotel Booking Scam

The internet has made it easier to research and book your own travel, but scams continue taking over the hotel booking space. Know how to spot those sketchy red flags.

4 Affordable Destinations That Are Safer Than You Think

These four international destinations have dark reputations, but these days they're relatively safe, and absolutely affordable.

3 Ways Millennials Can Avoid Financial Fraud

Elders aren't the only targets of financial fraud. Even young folks need to know how to protect themselves.

6 Easy Ways to Protect Your Debit Card From Skimmers

Swiping without a second thought is an easy way to fall victim to debit card skimmers.

This Airbnb Scam Will Ruin Your Vacation — and Your Budget

Before you hit the road on your next vacation, make sure you're aware of this awful Airbnb scam.

How to Provide Proof of Onward Travel During an Open-Ended Trip Abroad

As a way to prevent tourists from overstaying their visas, many countries require that you can prove your intention to leave. Here's how to do it right.

4 Times a Handwritten Letter Can Save You Big Bucks

Don't ditch your stationery and penmanship skills just yet. They could save you real money.

8 Places to Travel Where the Dollar Is Still Strong

The strength of the U.S. dollar is constantly changing, but in these travel destinations, it can go a long, long way.

Your Hotel Room Has Bedbugs. Now What?

Bedbugs? Ick! Once the squick subsides, take some steps to make sure you don't bring any new friends home with you.

How the Fair Credit Reporting Act Protects You

The Fair Credit Reporting Act exists to protect you. Here's everything you need to know about it.