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Does your bank know you’re traveling?

If you’ve got international travels planned, I bet you’re excited for them. You might want to throw all of your stuff in your bag and just get to the airport as quickly as possible. I know the feeling. I just got back from an international trip (where I succeeded in visiting a new country this … Continue reading »

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Why foreign transaction fees are (annoying but) no big deal

  WARNING: This post contains math. Are you old enough to remember travelers checks? When I went on my first trip abroad when I was much younger, that was still the de facto method of using currency when in a different country. These days, however, travelers checks seemĀ as anachronistic as fax machines. Instead, when people … Continue reading »

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Your bank statement is not a budget

  I get pushback from people about budgeting all the time. This is because people mistakenly believe that a budget is something that prevents you from doing things. In actuality, the exact opposite is true: you create it, so determine what you can do! If you allocate $150 for clothes this month, then spend $150! … Continue reading »

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Why overdraft charges are okay (but unecessary)

  Overdraft charges are the great irony of banking. You get charged a fee when you try to make a purchase and you don’t have sufficient money in your account. It would almost be a joke if it weren’t so humorless. Nonetheless, I can’t say that I’m against them.

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