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My Favorite Tool For Picking Up Travel Cards

I want to tell you all today about a tool I use called Credit Karma. I’ve turned a lot of friends onto this (even my mom) and it has helped them a lot in their finances, so I thought it was important enough to give it its own article.

With Credit Karma I can track my credit score and it also lets me know about other cards that are out there that I would qualify for. As a young college student, I had to recently start from the bottom (like Drake) to actually get one of the great travel cards that are out there and Credit Karma did wonders to help me a long my way.

Without them I wouldn’t have known to start with a Secured Mastercard from Capital One. Once my credit score was high enough after a few months, I was able to move onto a Barclays travel card to begin enjoying the benefits of the point system. What Credit Karma does – and why I decided to give it an entire article rather than a blurb – is it gives you a score for completely free that doesn’t negatively impact your score, meaning it doesn’t even show up on the records that you checked it! read more…

12 Travel Tips To Make Sure You Stay Out Of Harm’s Way

As safe as I believe traveling is, it is not without exception that things can happen. Tourists are targets for thieves because if they have enough money to travel around the world, they definitely have enough to “spare.”

Learning a few travel safety tips will do wonders for keeping you protected and making sure you have an excellent trip. Here are a few I’ve used in the past that could prove helpful:

1. Buy Small Locks

Picking up a few small locks from a store only costs a few dollars and can save you everything.

I use these small locks to attach two zippers together through the holes in them. This prevents people from snooping through your bag. read more…

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Hey there! My name is Clay and I am a traveler, university student, tea-drinker, writer, and health nut. I run this cool little travel website that features advice on budget traveling, to save you cash!
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