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|

Don’t let travel scams hurt your vacation

Unfortunately, travel scams ruin travelers' vacations every day. Travelers must be vigilant, alert, use their "street smarts" and commonsense to avoid these scams. Ned Levi takes a look at 5 of the most common travel scams affecting travelers domestically and internationally.
By |July 30th, 2012|Columns|8 Comments|

6 tips to protect lost-smartphone data

Do you carry a smartphone when you travel? Are you one of the countless travelers who has lost their smartphone while away from home. It happened to Ned Levi when traveling in Egypt last year. Ned has some startling statistics about lost smartphones, and six suggestions to protect your personal and business information on it, in case it's lost or stolen.
By |March 26th, 2012|Columns|1 Comment|

Are new Passport Cards a gateway to counterfeit citizenship?

While driving around San Francisco, a security researcher with a scanner captured and cloned Passport Card RFIDs. Security experts have stated the Cards are easily counterfeited. Ned Levi ponders whether any citizen should obtain a Passport Card.
By |February 9th, 2009|Columns|5 Comments|

So you’re a travel theft victim — now what?

Your hotel room has been burglarized. What now? Sometimes, no matter what you do or how careful and observant you are, you may become a travel theft victim. Ned Levi knows, because it's happened to him.
By |September 22nd, 2008|Columns|1 Comment|

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|