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Alert Your Banks

Take five minutes and call your bank and credit card companies to alert them of your upcoming vacation, particularly if you're traveling out of the country. This way, you won't run into problems when you try and use your cards while you're away.

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nancita nancita 5 years
Great reminder. I learned this the hard way when traveling to the Canary Islands. Apparently, my odd locale was a red flag, and my credit card was blocked. Little tough to call the credit card company from the Canary Islands. Not good.

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