Travel theft: smartphones are the #1 target

Smartphones for travel, especially international travel, have almost become de rigueur. Ned Levi discusses the issues and problems of smartphone thefts for travelers, and how to prevent it, as much as possible.
By |April 14th, 2014|Columns|6 Comments|

Don’t make financial mistakes which can ruin your vacation, part 1

Purchasing a summer vacation well, by carefully making vacation choices, and reservations is only the beginning of carefully considering vacation financial issues. Ned Levi discusses many of the potential financial mistakes vacationers can make and how to avoid them.
By |March 31st, 2014|Columns|13 Comments|

Ridiculous or not? The ATM sucked my money back

ATMs can inflict a lot of unnecessary pain on travelers. There are widespread reports of ATMs reclaiming money if it isn’t taken quickly enough. Sometimes, the funds are credited back to a customer’s account, sometimes not. And the fees? Outrageous!

10 tips for preventing identity theft when you travel

You’re on your dream vacation, sipping a cooler on the beach, soaking up the rays. Meanwhile back home, your postal carrier has left your credit card and bank statements in your mail box. Bad news: your identity is about to be stolen.
By |September 2nd, 2008|Columns|3 Comments|