Dec 23 (Reuters) – When Tim Leffel was looking for the best
way to get his 12-year-old daughter, Alina, from Tampa to her
grandmother’s home in Virginia earlier this year, he was
astounded by the fees airlines were charging to put an
unaccompanied minor on board.
When he found out that United Airlines was going to charge
him $150 each way just to take his daughter, Leffel, author of
“Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune,” changed his
19 (Reuters) – If you think yours was one of the 40
million credit or debit cards involved in a data breach at
Target, security experts recommend a policy of watching
and waiting: Watch the account you used at the retailer on a
daily basis, and wait, because there’s no telling when it will
be tapped by thieves.
With the information that was obtained in the data breach
between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 – cardholder names, card numbers and
the three-digit security codes – crooks can use them for online
transactions or manufacture duplicate cards.
Dec 18 (Reuters) – Whether or not you take your pet with you
on vacation, it will likely be expensive.
So what is the best choice for the estimated 144 million
dogs and cats (not to mention all the fish, birds, snakes and
others) as their owners travel over the winter holidays?
By Mitch Lipka
(Reuters) – As the year nears its close, charities are making their final appeals – hoping to raise as much as they can during the traditional season of giving. But how do you decide if a charity is going to be a good steward of your money, or if your cash will go to the cause you would like it to?
Individuals, who account for 75 percent of giving, donated $277.2 billion to charities in 2012 and are on track to boost that by nearly 12 percent this year to $285.7 billion, according to Rob Mitchell, CEO of the Dallas-based charity-focused economic forecasting firm Atlas of Giving.