Questions tagged [money]

Questions about withdrawing, exchanging, and handling money, encompassing any financial instrument accepted as form of payment for good and services.

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German credit card in the US

I will be travelling to the US soon and for that I obviously need a proper credit card, because Americans love their plastic money. I already own a credit card but I am a little bit confused, because ...
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russian women asking for $2000.00 to show athorities she has enough money for her trip [duplicate]

i have met a girl online from rusia. we have been sending massages through my email address.it has now been six weeks since her first message.she uses the internet cafe. she was short $516 american ...
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Does cash over USD 10,000 need to be declared before boarding a domestic flight connecting to an international flight?

There is a related previous question with an answer that suggests (in passing) that the declaration can be done at the final airport before leaving the US. But it does not address whether waiting ...
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Spending pesos at IAH

I have a layover in Houston on the way back from Mexico, and I have a small amount of money left in pesos. Will I be able to buy food with pesos in the airport, or would I have to exchange them first?
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Known places that exchange 500 euros notes

The 500 euro acceptance at shops and markets was highly discussed in this post: Are 500 Euro notes accepted by banks in Spain? However, I'd like to know if there are any known places that exchange ...
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Is it possible to pay for the bus at Skopje airport with euros or a credit card?

Some friends and I are visiting Skopje next week. We want to take the bus from the airport to the city centre. I've read many times that you can pay nearly everywhere in Macedonia with euros. Is this ...
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Which banks in mainland China (if any) don't charge ATM withdrawal fees

What are some banks in China whose ATMs don't charge ATM withdrawal fees if I withdraw money from a foreign VISA or MasterCard? (If all of them charge these fees, which ones charge the least?) (Or ...
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My girlfriend wants $1500 to prove she can look after herself when she arrives in Australia [duplicate]

My girlfriend wants $1500 to prove to customs that she had money to look after herself when she arrives in Australia. True or false. I'm questioning it. I do believe it's for real. She seems very ...
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Can 2009 US 100-dollar notes still be used anywhere in the world? [closed]

I currently have 100 US dollars (2009 series) and want to use them anywhere in the world.
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Old paper Canadian currency

I live in England and have just found an envelope with old paper Canadian money in it for value $405 (in various denominations). Is there any way I can change it to new notes whilst in the UK? If ...
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Withdrawing from US local Bank in Africa

I will soon be travelling through some African nations like Senegal, Kenya etc. Now I have had some people say United States Dollars are withdrawable from a US Bank Debit Card. I use Metabank and ...
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Am I at risk of unusable half banknotes in Quebec?

According to this CBC article from 2015, some people in Quebec cut bank notes in half, which are then used as two separate notes each worth half the original value. These notes are known as "demi", ...
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Can I use US bank issued credit/debit cards in Canada?

I will visit Toronto this summer. I have a US VISA credit card and a US MasterCard debit card. Do stores there usually accept these two cards? If so, which one has the cheaper transaction fee, or are ...
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Can I leave the airport and take a taxi with BRL Reais?

I'm going to travel from Brazil to Argentina. I have plans to live in Argentina until the end of the year but what I still do not know is if I can take a taxi or eat something at the Buenos Aires ...
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Wire transfer from America

Does anyone know of any bank in America that will execute a wire transfer to another country for a customer who does not hold an account with them? Or do most banks require you to hold an account with ...
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How is currency converted at a foreign ATM from US Dollars?

Credit cards are not widely accepted at smaller vendors in Taiwan that I often go to, so I'm forced to use local cash. Upon calling my bank (Chase), I learned that they charge $5 plus 3% for ...
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Acceptance of payment cards and Euro in Bucharest

I shall shortly be spending 24 hours in Bucharest and would prefer not to change money for such a short visit. We have Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards. Our hotel is prepaid. Are cards ...
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Is there any bank that issues free ATM cards and accounts in Cambodia? [closed]

Is there any bank that issues free ATM cards and accounts in Cambodia? Hello, I am looking for a bank in Phnom Penh that can set up a bank account for me and preferably a free ATM card to if ...
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Visas How to get a Russia visa [duplicate]

I have been talking to a chick that says she needs 4500 euro in her bank account in order to obtain a 90 day tourist visa to visit Ireland.
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In what currency does Emirates charge additional fees?

Going over my receipts from UAE, the currency is almost always AED (Emirati Dirham) as expected. However I noticed that the receipts when I purchased additional baggage allowance is DHS which XE does ...
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Is there an ATM in the international transit area in the Auckland (AKL) airport?

I will be traveling from the US to Sydney soon. I'm flying Air New Zealand, and my flight requires me to change planes in Auckland. Both the arriving and the departing flights are at Terminal I. There ...
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Cash allowance while transiting through Zurich

I'm from Tajikistan traveling to the US with US tourist visa and transiting through Zurich. I will have cash between $9K-$10K on me while traveling to the US. US border protection has a rule to ...
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Acquiring AUD traveller's cheques for Tuvalu in Fiji

I am planning to spend two or three weeks in Tuvalu this June. I understand there are no ATM facilities in Tuvalu and the local currency is the Australian Dollar. I assume it would be safer to ...
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Missing fourth name in standard visitor visa application for UK

All my official documents (passport included) show my name in this format: First-Second-Third-Last name Except my inheritance notification and it shows my name in this format: First-Second-Third-...
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My boyfriend wants to come to Canada for 6 months. How much money will he need to be able to come here?

My (American) boyfriend wants to come to Canada for 6 months and we had just found out he needs a specific amount of money to visit here to show he can support himself for the 6 months. How much ...
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Tips for first time travellers [closed]

We are a group of friends who wish to travel to a foreign country. We have chosen Singapore for our vacation. We all have Canadian passports, and according to information I find online, we do not ...
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What’s this symbol in Europe that looks a bit like an upside-down V, or ⩘?

I noticed on a bistrot's price board, this symbol was used to denote prices. It looks a little bit like an upside-down V, and the closest match shapecatcher.com could find was ⩘. It could also be ...
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Tipping in South Africa

In what situations and how much do you tip in South Africa? I have heard in restaurants between 10 to 20 percent if no service charge, and around five for service station and car parking attendants. ...
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How widely accepted is the euro in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

The official currency is the convertible mark (BAM), but I saw some mentions that the euro is accepted in Bosnia as well. How widely can you pay with euros? In restaurants, hotels, bars, public ...
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Advice Needed: Exchange Students in South Korea

We are 3 Indian students, going to attend a 4-month exchange program at the Korean National Police University, in Asan. We are landing in Seoul on the 21st of February. However, because of a last-...
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Are 2008 100USD paper notes too old to be exchanged in the UK?

I have five 100 US$ notes, 2008 series. Can I change them to UK currency in the UK? They are in perfect condition.
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How can I get a bank statement for tourist visas while traveling?

I'm planning to travel around South America for around 9-12 months. My passport is very weak and i need a visa for almost anywhere in the world. Currently residing not in my origin country and can't ...
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I have been emailing a Russian woman for 7 months [duplicate]

My head tells me it's a scam. She doesn't have a smart phone so all communication is by email. She has already asked for money for air tickets then proof of money in her bank so that she can leave ...
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European debit cards in Japan

I will be traveling [from Austria] to Japan for two weeks soon. From searching online it seems that I should prepare a few hundred euros and convert them to Yen as soon as I get there, since my ...
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Which commission-free card options are available to UK residents who want to travel abroad? [closed]

I am traveling to Bangalore from Edinburgh via Dublin and Abu Dabhi. The thing is I have got a good layover time in both Dublin and Abu Dabhi and so I'm looking to do some shopping over there. To ...
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Can we hold more than 1 multi-currency travel card in India?

I generally buy multi-currency travel cards from Forex agents. This time I approached a bank and they are saying it is illegal to hold 2 multi-currency travel cards in India. I doubt this. Can ...
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How to minimize cost for cash withdrawals at French ATMs with a Bank of America card?

If I need to withdraw cash at the ATM, what is the best practice to minimize fees? In the USA I bank with Bank of America.
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Am I OK with Euros in Cape Verde?

Am I OK with Euros during my stay in Cape verde or must I have local currency to start my sta? I am on a charter (all inclusive), so I would not expect to need much, but I am curious about the use of ...
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Can my Russian girlfriend leave the country if she owes the bank money? [duplicate]

My Russian girlfriend has already been approved for a visa and bought an airplane ticket. She took a loan of $700 from a Russian bank. She was telling me that she may not be able to leave on December ...
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US citizen traveling to Russia. What is the best way to carry money for expenses? [closed]

My husband and I have been invited to Ekaterinburg, Russia, by a friend for two weeks. What is the best way to take money for expenses and to pay for our hotel?
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Using Revolut card in Thailand

The most ATMs in Thailand charge 200 Baht for getting cash - What is the best way to get Baht in Thailand? Also a lot of shops require at least 500 Baht bill to pay by credit card or charge additional ...
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Are there benefits in travel insurance for travelers with deep pockets?

In my understanding (and I may be wrong), on average insurance costs you more than amount of claims insurer expects to pay you. So if you can afford the losses, you can expect to pay less when you don'...
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Forex card for Australia

I am traveling to Australia for vacation in end of December. I currently live in the United States on F1 visa(International Student). I am planning to buy a forex card for Australia currency. What is ...
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How can I avoid unfavorable currency exchange rates when paying with my card abroad?

I have an ordinary credit card. Whenever I pay with this card in foreign currency (other than PLN, Polish złoty) I loose a lot of money due to unfavorable rates specified by my bank. I need to buy ...
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Can I take CUC/CUP notes out of Cuba?

I'm visiting Cuba soon and have just read an excellent answer about the Cuban CUC and CUP bank notes. I have a retired friend who collects bank notes and I usually bring him back some low-value bills ...
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Proof of earnings - what to do if I am a full time student?

I am from Costa Rica and I wish to go to Scotland for tourism & to visit my UK citizen boyfriend in December. I'll be staying there with him in his flat for 5 weeks, and he also will support me ...
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Can I search flights by price and not by destination?

I might be taking part in a challenge where you have to get as far away from the starting location as you can in 36 hours. The challenge is that you have to raise all the money on the day. This has ...
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UK Tour - Cash or Credit Card

I will be soon travelling to London and I wanted to get a bit of advise from those who have been there already. Would you guys prefer using credit / debit card in café and shopping malls or should we ...
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What happens if my wallet is lost or stolen while abroad?

I am planning a trip to eastern/northern Europe - this will be my first time traveling outside of the United States. My plan was to have a set amount of USD converted to foreign currency, then put ...
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Paid for tickets, but didn't receive the tickets. What should I do?

I tried to buy a flight ticket on trip.ru. I went through all the steps, I filled all the forms correctly, my bank account was charged, and then instead of showing the page with the confirmation text,...

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