by Brandi Savitt - January 25, 2012
The Cost of Traveling Abroad
Last week, in the dead of a long dark winter, I was fortunate enough to travel up to to the Arctic Circle in Norway to attend a film festival. And while I didn't get to see the Northern Lights, I did try whale sashimi (…is that legal?) and took a picture with a life size taxidermy Polar Bear…
Work brings me to Europe several times a year. And while any chance I get to write off sipping wine on the Rivera is a dream come true, my bank and credit card companies just love to find any sneaky excuse they can to charge me extra fees. So, if you're planning a trip to a foreign land, here's what you need to budget for so you have NO surprises when you go to pay your credit bill when you get home!
What is a Foreign Transaction Fee?
According to Credit Card Hub, the credit card foreign transaction (or international) fee is the combination of a fee that Master Card, Visa, etc charges to handle theRead More »from Beware of Extra Fees Overseas