Money is any financial instrument accepted as form of payment for good and services.

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Documenting money taking out of UK

I will be soon traveling to Pakistan from UK. I would like to take £8000 with me, based on rules anything below 10,000 euros doesn't need to be declared. How can I keep documentation other then bank ...
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3-month trip to California - Do I give my bank my Social Security Number? [on hold]

While I am here, I opened an account to a popular Bank of the United States, where some money are being deposited now and then. When I opened the account (I asked for the simplest and minimum one), I ...
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All about the Benjamins' new look

I've picked up my currency today, and the US 100 dollar note had a new look, including a hologram plus it no longer being green. (All of the notes are crisp and clean) In countries where it's not the ...
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How can I avoid the 60 RMB commission at Pudong Airport exchange?

I exchanged my JPY at Pudong Airport for RMB, but the exchange counter charged me an eye-whooping 60 RMB commission for one transaction. It is ridiculous on my standards, and it was not the case in ...
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Why do Japanese ATMs dispense money stacked differently to those in the west? [closed]

I recently went to Japan (specifically Osaka and a few other places around Kansai) for the first time in my life, and had an amazing time. One of the many cultural differences I noticed was that ...
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Can I use Hong Kong dollars in Guangzhou?

I've read that you usually can't use Renminbi in Hong Kong. Is it possible to use Hong Kong dollars in Guangzhou (Canton)?
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Moving to Budapest - advice on bank account and carrier [closed]

​Hello! I am moving to Budapest for work and I seek advice on choosing a bank account and mobile carrier. I am looking for a bank with English speakers as I don't speak Hungarian. I would like to ...
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Edward Elgar £20 notes in UK

So I got a few £20 notes which were intended to be given as pocket money on a child's trip to UK. As the notes looked differently and some were older than other I realized that: Elgar £20 note no ...
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Best place to convert Euros to US dollars in San Francisco [closed]

Is there any place (easily accessible by someone without a car) to exchange Euros to US dollars in San Francisco other than in the airport? For example, when I was in Lugano, Switzerland, it was far ...
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Are Online Debit System and Pin-and-Chip Debit card one and the same thing? [closed]

Look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debit_card#Online_debit_system and I have seen many a discussions revolving around the supposedly more secure chip-and-pin/EVM Debit/Credit cards. Are these the ...
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Traveling from NZ to USA, how much money do I need for CBP to let me in?

I'm traveling from New Zealand to North Carolina to stay with my partner for a number of weeks. My ESTA has been approved. While I'm staying with him, he will be covering my daily costs and ...
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How much cash can we carry to UK and Schengen area from India? [duplicate]

Will be traveling with my family of 4 to UK and Spain, although we have set up foreign currency cards in GBP and Euro, can we carry cash with us? If yes, how much and does it require some sort of ...
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When is the best time to buy Euros based on the EU Referendum in the UK? [closed]

I need to get some Euros before going on holiday in early August. With the EU Referendum coming up in the UK on 23rd June 2016, my question is, When is the best time to buy Euros? By best, I mean, ...
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How much money can an Indian tourist carry to London

How much money can an Indian tourist carry to London. Is there a regulation by the Indian government or Uk Govt.
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How to tell if travel location is “affordable”?

Disclaimer: The location are just examples to set up the question and all prices are made up for the sake of the example and question. Background: Lets say I am deciding between London and Busan to ...
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What is the best way to transfer CAD to BRL without a Brazilian bank account [duplicate]

I'll be in Brazil for 3 months, travelling from Canada. It has come to my attention that I can't open a bank account in Brazil and thus can't use services like TransferWise.com and others. My ...
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Is it okay to have less than 10,000 EUR when in Europe?

I want to travel to Europe but someone told me you must have 10000 euros. I don't really have that much money available. I wish to visit many places in Europe by the next year, but there is no ...
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Using USD dollars in taxi in Canada

Is a taxi in a major city in Canada (Ottawa, Vancouver, and such) likely to accept United States dollars (USD) in cash as payment?
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How to divide large bank notes into smaller ones while traveling?

When traveling abroad I have noticed that usually the exchange rate is more favourable if I withdraw the cash from ATM at the destination. But getting money this way has always caused me some trouble ...
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Least expensive way for a tourist to get cash in Israel? [duplicate]

What is the least expensive way for an American tourist in Israel to get cash? The options seem to be: Debit card - but there are withdrawal fees, often 5% or more. Credit card - but interest ...
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Forgot to get gas

I prepaid for gas and forgot to pump it but immediately returned to tell the cashier. But he would not return my money or let me get the gas. what should I do? This happened in Berwick Pennsylvania ...
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Amount of money needed to apply for a B1/B2 US visa in Russia? [duplicate]

I have a friend that wants to come and spend some time with me in the U.S. from Russia. She has told me that in order to get her visa approved she has to show that she financial means while here with ...
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Can I still pay for a motel using a card without the card security code? [closed]

My friends and I bought a prepaid card, but we misplaced it. We had booked a room at a motel in the U.S. with the card. We have the card number and the expiration date, and we have tried to log in to ...
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Getting cash in Israel (least expensive way) [duplicate]

What is the least expensive way for an American tourist in Israel to get cash? The options seem to be: Debit card - but there are withdrawal fees, often 5% or more. Credit card - but interest ...
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Exchanging US dollars for Australian Dollars [duplicate]

Traveling to Australia, where is best place to exchange money? US Bank? Airport in LAX? SLC airport or in Australia
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Travel to Italy without a Bank Account [closed]

I want to go on holiday to Italy for my university summer vacation for 7 days from Pakistan but I don't have a bank account. If I bring traveller's check will it work and if so how much money will I ...
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Taxes refund for French citizen in Canada

I'm currently in internship in Canada. Every purchases I did, I pay TPS and TVQ (Quebec) taxes. Is it possible to recover the taxes I paid at the end of my travel ? How I should do ? Thank you for ...
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Where in Beyneu (Kazakhstan) can I get local money?

Does anyone know where to get tenge around the Kazakh Train Station of Beyneu? I'll be arriving there from Russia and need tenge to pay for Transport to Aktau
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Bringing coins back home from abroad; Is that unethical to do?

I have a bad habit of not properly utilizing foreign currency coins when I tour any country. When I pay in bills and get back coins I don't know why my brain is programmed to think of them as change ...
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Should I convert all of my remaining Yen in Japan or at my next destination?

I am Canadian and have been working in Japan for the past year. I am leaving Japan next week and travelling to New Zealand. I have wired most of my money home to my Canadian bank account, but will ...
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How to buy a ticket from France to the United States if the person flying won't have any proof of payment?

My friend lost his cash and bank cards while traveling in France. Now he wants to come home, and I am going to buy him a plane ticket. I have seen questions like this one, that say that he might ...
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Requirements for American citizen to enter Botswana for three months

I am an American citizen and will soon be traveling to Botswana, where I'll be staying for three months with a church. What are the entry requirements? Will I need proof of sufficient funds for my ...
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How much currency/cash can be carried in while travelling to India in flight?

I am an Indian and now in Hungary. How much euro's can I carry with me in flight when I travel back to India?
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USA, travelling with more than USD 10,000

I will be leaving for USA in a little while, and I plan to carry around USD 12,500. I will be visiting my son there, and I will hand over that cash to him then. As I understand, if the amount is more ...
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Do NY Metrocards with money ever expire?

Are there any instances when the yellow metrocard with money loaded on it ever expire? Or can I use it 10 years later?
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What tasks is it reasonable to get done while in layover, rather than in advance? [closed]

I am travelling overseas. It is going probably involve 2 layovers, first transferring between international flights, then transferring from international to domestic. I am really busy just before I ...
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Can I exchange Euro notes to DKK in Copenhagen (airport)?

As im traveling to Copenhagen this Friday (11-3) and I will be bringing some Euro notes and some DKK with me. As it's not that much DKK and its too late now to order more from the bank is it possible ...
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Currency needed for stop over at Kuala Lumpur airport

We have a short stop over at Kuala Lumpur airport and would like to know what currency can be used in shops there please.
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Booked a room 5 months ago, now hotel lowers the price, what can I do?

About 5 months ago, I booked a room in a hotel for my honeymoon (via the hotel website). During the booking process, I was notified that there were only 3 rooms left and that the price provided was ...
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How to withdraw Euros from ATM in Warsaw?

I am a tourist in Warsaw, Poland, I want to withdraw some Euros, could anybody suggest, how do I do that as I already have a Euro card and want to avoid the conversion charges.
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Which denomination banknotes should I take to Philippines?

I'm travelling to the Philippines and ordered/received my pesos in advance as I'm not sure if there will be many cash machines in the areas I'll be going to, that and I also don't trust my bank to ...
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What is the best way to get Baht in Thailand?

I was briefly in Bangkok last year and as usual tried to withdraw cash from an ATM. It said it would charge me a local fee of 200 Baht for the transaction. I cancelled and went to the next ATM which ...
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is 300 euros enough for a month in Portugal [closed]

I am a student and I got a scholarship to live in Portugal (lisbon) for 9 months, the scholarship covers the accomodation and the health protection and the books for the university and the fee for ...
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In Morocco, do you get better prices for paying in Euros?

On a previous trip to Tunisia, I was slightly surprised to discover that many tourist-focused vendors (though not all) offered two prices, one in Euros and one in Dinar, with the Euro price quite a ...
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Where should I exchange euros to rubles? [duplicate]

Where should I exchange euros to rubles once I arrive in Russia (Example: Moscow (at any of the three airports))? Is there a special place directly at/near the airport that takes care of this? Or ...
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Still possible to exchange old West German money (pre-Euro)?

I was stationed in West Germany in the 1980's and still have close to a hundred (West) German Deutschmarks in bills and coinage. If I visit Germany, can I exchange them for Euros, or are they now ...
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Can Canadian money (change) be used in the United States?

As a visitor to the US from Canada, is it possible to use Canadian money, especially coins, at businesses in the US? What about vending machines?
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Negotiating cultures: tips on bargaining [duplicate]

In Argentina I was once charged the "gringo" rate for a bus and was later told I could have negotiated the price because locals pay less. From an ex-colleague who spent 6 months in China I heard you ...
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how to prove funds origin for non working student? [duplicate]

I've just received a refusal of my visit visa application I am a 19 years student , my uncle is a british citizen , my father has a good work , that's my situation. UKVI refused my visa application ...
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UK visit visa refused for fund provenance [duplicate]

Good evening I've just received a refusal of my visit visa application I am a 19 years student , my uncle is a british citizen , my father has a good work , that's my situation. UKVI refused my ...