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Finance on the Road

Finance on the Road

There’s nothing worse than not having access to your money while you’re traveling. Make sure you prepare yourself before the trip!

Planning ahead

If you expect to be traveling internationally in the upcoming months, consider a credit card that does not charge foreign transaction fees. Also look for a bank card that will refund your ATM fees.

Look for credit and debit cards that offer perks that will be useful during your extended international travel. Find a bank that offers an ATM card that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees and will refund your ATM fees. Traveler favorites include the Charles Schwab Investor Checking card and the Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa. You can find a great breakdown by by our friends at Traveling 9 to 5.

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The Sterile City

The Sterile City

Another huge change in environments for us: from Delhi, India to Singapore.  While much of India is known for being dirty, Singapore is known for quite the opposite. You can’t buy chewing gum because it is banned in the city.  Jaywalking is enforced extensively.  Caning is still a common form of punishment – remember Michael Fay from Ohio?

Singapore is an interesting mix of cultures.  It was once part of Malaysia, but because of fundamental political disagreements, Singapore became it’s own nation.  Since then, many British, Chinese, and Indian people have moved there.  They have four official languages and most signs are written in each of them!

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