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Record Low Exchange Rates Suddenly Make These Five Places Record Super-Bargains

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/13/2016, 10:30 PM

Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa Going where the bargains are can feel a bit like surfing, metaphorically speaking. You hang out nowhere in particular for a while, keeping an eye out for ripples, and when you spot an ideal change in the swell, you ride it for as far as you can.  Kowabunga: Surf's up! In the past few months, these currencies have taken a dive, so if you ever wanted...

Hurry! Everything in Canada is 25% Off!

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 08/05/2015, 6:00 AM

On Tuesday, August 4, the Canadian dollar cratered, suffering its lowest value in 11 years. The loonie, which a few years ago had parity with the U.S. dollar, is now worth only 76¢. (It's not doing so well against the British pound, either.) That's right: Things haven't been cheaper in Canada since 2004. That means that this summer—right this very minute—is the best time to visit ...

Three American Express Credit Cards Drop Foreign Transaction Fees

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/22/2014, 3:45 PM

For years, most travel experts recommended Capital One for its industry-bucking policy of not charging a foreign transaction fee every time customers made a purchase outside the United States.  Capital One Venture's dominance among travelers is being challenged, though: American Express has uncharacteristically announced that three of its products will not charge foreign transaction fees a...

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