What do you do to avoid dangerous situations or getting robbed/ripped off when traveling? Any stories?
I keep a 2 days worth of cash in a money clip in my front pocket and keep a color copy of my passport and some large bills in a non-faggy travel belt (picrel). If I have to bribe a cop or get robbed at gunpoint I can empty my pockets and say "that's all I have".
I set daily/monthly limits on my debit card in case it's lost or stolen. I don't use my main checking account and limit how much money I keep the account. I also have email alerts of all transactions so I know if anything fishy happens.
I don't travel with a credit card, but I have the info memorized if I want to do any online shopping.