How to Make Sure Your Money’s Safe While Traveling Modest Money3 Comments

Traveling is wonderful. However, it can also be dangerous. That’s why it’s so important to keep a close eye on your money while traveling. Here’s how to keep your hard earned cash, checks, and credit cards safe when abroad.

1. Carry a minimum of two credit cards. If one is lost or stolen, you’ll have a backup to rely on. The cards should be from two different networks, like MasterCard and Visa.

2. Tell your credit card providers and your banks about your travel plans. Otherwise, they may flag your account for strange activity, which could leave your accounts frozen when you need them the most.

3. Your primary credit card may not work internationally, even if it’s from a well-known company. Before leaving for your trip, check with the provider or bank to find out exactly where you’ll be able to use the card.

4. Make photocopies of the front and back of each credit card you’re carrying, along with your IDs. Leave copies with someone you trust at home. Lock additional copies in the safe at your hotel room. When searching for hotels in Amsterdam, look for ones that have a safe in the room.

5. Scan or take photos of…

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