Money as encountered and explained by a world traveler.

Money

Money as encountered and explained by a world traveler.

How to manage your money as a Traveler or Tourist.

Andy's Favorites
- Sending and receiving money: Paypal.com - HIGHLY recommended that you sign up for this and use. It is the best way to send and receive money. It is cheaper then wiring money and soon if not now you can get a debit card. You need to do this before leaving home.
- Money Converter:   Convert with Oanda.com  Oanda.com
- Sending Money: Easy and quick to anyone on the planet: Westernunion.com Cheap to Rich Countries: Paypal.com
- Paying people overseas: Nc.visabuxx.com (Send a Bank Card or ATM to them)
- Expatriate Life: Escapeartist.com
- Stocks - Etrade.com 1000 Minimum 9.99
- Big Mac Scale - Value of money - Oanda.com/products/bigmac/bigmac.shtml
- Banking by Internet: Nationalcity.com (USA)

TIPS BY ANDY
081  Watch your Nick-ers
082  Tax Write Off Travel
096  Beggar Rules
055  Double your trip, by living in a room for a month.
026  Negotiate quietly
008  Guides trying to enter before you to hotel for commissions.
099  MONEY - WHERE DID IT GO?
Recognize the big spenders
Small Annoyances
Andy's HoboTraveler.com Budget
Money Management for Travelers and Tourist
10 Places for Travelers to Hide Money
Scam Exchanging money in Cambodia

Cash Machine Names;
ATM- Automatic Teller Machine
Cashpoint
Hole in the Wall - England
Cajero Automatico - Spanish

CARD Problems - ATM or Credit Card Problems
- Card is de-magnitized.
- Card is eaten by the machine because of typing in wrong pin number (personal identification number)
- Not accepted the cirrus, plus, or type of card you have in the country.
- Some countries do not have ATM cards or bank cards.
- The bank machine is only available during business hours.
- The machine is only in the local language and not English.
- You card expires while you travel.
- You lose the one card you have, maybe you need two.
- One wallet and you lose the one wallet with all of your cards in this one wallet.
- You Credit card is only a debit card and cannot use on internet.

ATM FINDERS
mastercard.com
visa.com
bankrates.com

ATM CARDS
Ikobo.com

CREDIT CARDS:
americanexpress.com
discovercard.com
citibank.com
dinersclub.com
nextcard.com

CREDIT CARD TRANSFERS OR PAYING WITH CREDIT CARDS
Paypal.com
Paycash.ru
Worldpay.com

MONEY CONVERTERS
Oanda.com
Xe.net
Pacific.commerce.ubc.ca
Currencyconverter.com

OFFSHORE
Escapeartist.com

PAYING BILLS ONLINE
Checkfree.com
Paypal.com

STOCKS
Ameritrade.com
Etrade.com
Schwab.com
Scottrade.com

TRANSFERRING MONEY
 
- This is sometimes easy if the same name and the same bank. But for a transfer from one name to another name. I make the bank or the account name the payee and send a check from my Nationalcity.com account to the bank address. I place in the memo section the account number. The cost is basically free, but may take up to 3 weeks to occur.

TRAVELER CHECKS:
Americanexpress.com

VALUE OF MONEY
Big Mac Scale
Oanda.com/products/bigmac/bigmac.shtml