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The expensive truth about travel cards


Read the fine print to avoid any “hidden” travel money card fees.

IT WAS my own fault, really.

When I decided to load my holiday money onto a travel card I was so focused on avoiding some international fees and locking in a good exchange rate that I completely missed the potential downsides.

Though it must have been on the brochure somewhere I don’t remember seeing anything about an inactivity fee and so when I didn’t spend all of my euros and American dollars on my trip I figured I’d spend the leftovers the next time I went to Europe and the States.

Then I took my eye off the ball. Time went by, the cards stayed in a bottom drawer and in the end I lost more than €36 from one and US$24 from the other in inactivity fees.

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That was back in 2013 when I was using Travelex Cash Pa…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/money/travel-money-cards-review-dont-get-stung-by-hidden-fees-and-exchange-rates/news-story/2267a123126769147850c5627480e32a

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