travelers checks

Paying While Traveling: Which Is the Smartest Option?

Not all payment options are equal, especially while you're traveling. Here's how to avoid fees — and worse — while paying on the road.

Why This Thing in Your Wallet Is Almost Useless Today

Travelers checks were once a staple for safe spending abroad. Today, they are mostly obsolete — here's why it's okay to leave home without them.

Savings Bonds as Interest-Earning Travelers Checks

Remember travelers checks? In the days before ubiquitous automated teller machines, they were a useful product. You could use them almost like cash -- but you could carry more than