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Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday Travel Tips from Community Financial

The holidays are right around the corner!  For those of you traveling this holiday season, here are a few tips from Community Financial Credit Union to prepare yourself financially. 

Purchase your tickets early. Plan ahead and order your ticket early to find the best prices. Be flexible with the days you choose.  Traveling on less popular days can save you time and money.  Wednesdays are usually the cheapest days to fly. 

Avoid overspending. The best way to avoid overspending is to stick to your budget.  This doesn’t just include holiday shopping, budget for all of your travel expenses.
Set money aside for an emergency.  Read our previous post for more on budgeting. 

Take precautionary steps to prevent identity theft. Due to an increase in attempted identity theft, Community Financial closely monitors any foreign transactions. If you are planning to travel abroad for the holidays, please let us know.  We will monitor and assure that all of your Visa transactions are processed smoothly. 

Fraud and identity theft are serious issues.  Learn how to protect yourself from fraud. Taking these extra steps can help you have a safe and enjoyable holiday. Feel comfortable financially this holiday season and stick to your travel budget.  

Posted by: Community Financial
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