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Tip of the day

/ Source: Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel

Don’t risk having a stop put on your credit card in the middle of your vacation.

FREQUENT CHARGES in a location far from your home looks like unauthorized use to credit card companies, and they may put a stop on your card to protect your account. Before you leave, call your credit provider to let them know your travel plans. It saves having to deal with it in a strange place after your card is invalidated.

Copyright © 2003 Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.

Ms. Flick is an Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine reader from Old Saybrook, CT