Yep, it’s that time again…you’ve got the money saved, the car is loaded, and you’re off to the beach, the mountains, or any one of a million other tourist destinations. But, have you given any thought to how you’ll protect your finances while you’re gone? Or, will you be one of the millions of people who will have their vacation ruined by credit or debit card fraud this year?
That’s right, ruined.
Imagine this…you’re driving along the interstate and you pull into the local convenience store for gas, a few soft drinks, or even a meal at the fast food joint. You swipe your debit card at the gas pump, or the check out line… and soon, you’re back on the road… a few hours later, you do it again…and again… until finally you get to where you’re planning to spend the next week basking in the sun, hiking the trails, or seeing the sights.
The only problem is, the next day, when you check your bank account, or you try to swipe that card, it’s declined…you’ve been cleaned out. Now, what do you do?
Yes, you call the bank or your credit card company, but guess what? It can take up to ten days for your bank to put the money back into your account. And, if you have to cancel that credit or debit card (and you know you will), how long do you think it will take to get a new card to you? Will they even ship it to you at any address other than your home? Yes, you can probably work it all out… but by then, the vacation’s over and it’s time to go home.
There is a better way.
Rather than use your bank card when you travel, why not use a prepaid card? In fact, why not use several? Not only are you severely limiting other people’s access to your finances, but you’re also limiting yourself (and your family members)… that’s right, no overspending! No going home broke until the next payday. No expensive impulse buys.
You’ll save money AND have peace of mind knowing that your money is safely tucked away in your bank account.
So, go ahead – get your prepaid cards today. And enjoy your vacation tomorrow!
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