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What to do with Foreign Coins?

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  Every time I travel I come home with a hand full (or four) of foreign coins. Usually I find a few in my suitcase, some tucked into pockets and a bunch in my purse. I blame being from the US. I’m not used to coins being worth anything and I forget to spend them. Seriously though, coins are so annoying – they take up a ton of room, make noise and are heavy. My wallet is just not built for coinage. So I throw them in my bag and forget about them. So whats the issue with foreign coins? Banks … Read More

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Money Management Part II: It’s all about the Lincolns

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As I discussed in my last post, one of the most stressful parts of traveling is budgeting your money. Usually when I travel, I feel like money is just flying out of my hands left and right which is not a pleasant feeling at all. This stress can usually be mitigated in two ways: 1) by effectively tracking your spending and 2) by spending less. Since I usually spend around $20 or less a night on lodging, every sent cent counts when traveling. This means looking for ways to cut costs for all possible travel expenses. There are a few … Read More

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Money Management Part I: Tracking Your Spending

One of the most stressful parts of traveling is budgeting your money. Usually when I travel, I feel like money is just flying out of my hands left and right which is not a pleasant feeling at all. This stress can usually be mitigated in two ways: 1) by effectively tracking your spending and 2) by spending less. I feel much better when I can account for where my money went and know that it wasn’t wasted. Nothing is worse than finishing a day with an empty wallet and not remembering where it all went. I’m not going to lie, this … Read More

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