How to Avoid Credit Card Problems When Traveling

Take steps to avoid international transaction fees and to prevent your card from being denied or stolen.

If you're taking a vacation soon, you probably have a checklist of all the things you need to do before you go. Pack the bags: check. Stop the mail: check. Take steps to avoid a credit-card crisis: WHAT?

Credit problems can pop up during a vacation if you don't take the proper precautions beforehand. Ben Woolsey of offers these tips on how to avoid problems while traveling:

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.