Driving to work this morning I noticed the traffic was lighter than normal.  I’m not surprised since we just celebrated Fourth of July weekend in the U.S. and many people have scheduled their vacations for this time.  But whether summer or winter is your favorite time of year to travel, make sure you keep in …
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When a French cardholder underwent the Way of St. James pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, close to the end of her trek, her belongings were stolen including her passport.  She didn’t have any cash or credit cards to continue the journey. She contacted her bank to report the theft and then was redirected to …
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In many parts of the world, people are getting ready for one of the two big travel seasons of the year. For families, this may mean getting everyone to agree on where to vacation, how to get there, and what to pack. Solo travelers have similar questions – they just don’t need group consensus. And …
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Last Hurrah for Family Fun? MasterCard SpendingPulse Shows an Increase in Amount of Gas Pumped this Summer Compared to Last Year Purchase, NY – August 19, 2014 – A look at gas pump demand so far this summer reveals that Americans have been taking advantage of the long holiday weekends and hitting the road. A recent MasterCard (NYSE:MA) SpendingPulseTM report …
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As summer rounds the corner, I hope you had the opportunity to take a vacation with your family.  And if you haven’t, it’s not too late. Before the kids go back to school and you are knee deep in the homework, projects and extracurricular activities….escape now. As a father of three – two teenagers and …
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