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    • Dougie612
    • By Dougie612 11th Jun 17, 1:05 PM
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    Managing currency on US travels
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    • 11th Jun 17, 1:05 PM
    Managing currency on US travels 11th Jun 17 at 1:05 PM
    Our family are travelling to the US, moving around for a couple of weeks in August. We have never been to the US before. We don't want to carry large sums on us at any point in time. What is the best way of managing our travel money in terms of USD, credit card usage, cash withdrawals etc without getting any unusual surprises in the form of hefty charges or silly exchange rates when we get back. All feedback much appreciated
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 11th Jun 17, 1:26 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 1:26 PM
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    A 0% credit card for spending would be an option, various options out there.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 11th Jun 17, 3:45 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 3:45 PM

    Credit cards are accepted everywhere, I mainly use Halifax Clarity (with a couple of other fee free cards as back up) I withdraw some cash on arrival, for tipping and small/incidental purchases, and pay by card for everything else. Depending on the length/timing of the trip I sometimes make an online payment to minimise the small interest charge on the cash withdrawal, but it's generally such a small amount that I wait until I get home.
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 11th Jun 17, 4:35 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 4:35 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 4:35 PM
    Why would you be wanting to use a company that went bust years ago then?

    • Dougie612
    • By Dougie612 12th Jun 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 8:19 PM
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    thanks for the replies so far
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