How to Financially Prepare for a Trip

How to Financially Prepare for a Trip

6 second take: Getting financially prepared for a trip can be difficult. Learn about the steps you can take to be ready.

Passports, packing, and planning are among some of pressing concerns for travelers. It can be stressful even without the pandemic, which has led 33 percent of Americans to suggest that they will avoid making air travel plans in the future, according to a survey by the International Air Transport Association.

With so many external factors to consider, how can you really know when you’re prepared for a trip? What steps can be taken to safeguard against the various last-minute costs that come with traveling, and ensure you don’t spend an arm and leg in transit? Fortunately, there are ways to pull together your itinerary to guarantee a cost-effective voyage. If you feel safe to travel, this video will help you learn the steps you need to take to financially prepare for your upcoming trip.


To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents.

2. The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract); because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The federal agency that administers compliance with this law concerning FinWise Bank is the FDIC Consumer Response Center, 1100 Walnut Street, Box #11, Kansas City, MO 64106. The federal agency that administers compliance with this law concerning Coastal Community Bank and Midland States Bank is the Federal Reserve Consumer Help Center, P.O. Box 1200, Minneapolis, MN 55480. The federal agency that administers compliance with this law for LendingPoint is the Federal Trade Commission, Equal Credit Opportunity, Washington, DC 20580.

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