What To Do When Renting a Car and You Don’t Have Car Insurance?

Reader Tracey left a comment on my using Priceline for rental cars post asking the following question:

Hi Scott, I recently sold my car, so I am uninsured. This will be my first time bidding as well as never having auto insurance.

Bodily injury, med expenses are my big concern. I will be using my Mastercard, but the small print has made me crazy. Any other ideas to stay safe?

What kind of insurance should I buy?

Kind thanks! Tracey  Continue reading

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PTT In Las Vegas: A Trip Report


Bellagio Fountain 2

A few weeks ago I booked my wife and I a last minute trip to Las Vegas over Presidents Day weekend.  I booked this trip, in part so the kids can get used to us being away over night since we have a bigger trip to Europe planned this summer, but also because my wife is a stay at home mom deserved a weekend without kids and responsibility.  Continue reading

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Don’t Forget That Coupon On Your Next Trip To Portland

My wife and I will be off to Las Vegas this weekend which means I am in full on deal hound mode.  When I travel somewhere there are two things I do in the weeks before I leave, research places to eat and look for discounts on activities, restaurants, tours, etc… I do this not just because I am a cheapskate, but because I think it is fun.  I take it as a personal challenge to lower my expenses as much as possible.  However, I am not one of those people who creates an itinerary based on my coupons.  I think that is a recipe for a bad experience.  Instead, I have a list of things I would like to do and if I find a coupon that saves me money great, if not, oh well.  Continue reading

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