Julie Loffredi

Julie Ruditzky Loffredi is one of the most sought-after travel experts, appearing on NBC's "Today" show, Fox News Channel and others. Her work also can be found online at Travel + Leisure, The Travel Channel, USA Today, ABCNews.com, The Huffington Post and others.

Posts by Julie Loffredi

Protecting yourself, Rewards, Travel

5 inexpensive, last-minute holiday travel destinations

Looking for the most bang for your travel buck? Consider heading to a warmer clime where your dollar and credit cards will go further. Better yet? Cash in some of your credit card miles to save on your flights and…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Rewards

Surviving holiday travel with your credit cards

As holiday travel season approaches, we have come to expect long lines, overpriced airline tickets, traffic jams and expensive hotel stays. It doesn’t have to be that way. Your credit cards often can help you cut the expense and reduce…
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Living with credit, Rewards

Best times to book your trip to score a deal

Savvy travelers always want to score a deal, and sometimes the best way to guarantee a significant savings is by planning ahead. So, whip out the calendar and pencil in these dates to make that bucket list vacation a reality.…
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Living with credit

Maximizing junk email for deals and steals

Shoppers now can rarely leave a website or a store without being asked for an email address at checkout. While I cringe at volunteering for more emails, signing up for promotions from brands I use has helped me score some…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself

Card denied? Here’s what to do and not do

Ever hand over your card at a restaurant only to have the server say that it was denied? We’ve all be there. Even Justin Bieber. When he flashed his credit card to pay for his foot-long sandwich at Subway, the…
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