July 29, 2010

Tip #49 - Extend Your Credit Abroad

If you're planning on using your credit or ATM card on your trip, make sure to call your bank ahead of time and let them know the dates and location of your travel.  Otherwise, you may find that your cards are blocked after a few big dinners or large purchases in cities other than your hometown.  While you've got a person from your bank on the phone, find out if they have any local branches in the cities in which you will be traveling or have agreements with other banks in order to make no-fee ATM withdrawals.