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Money-Saving Strategies

Share your best budget tips

When traveling on a budget, there are many ways to make Europe affordable. From eating and sleeping cheap, to getting value from a great guidebook, to avoiding high-cost flights, share your best tips to save money.

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latest advice on best credit cards for Europe??
Ruth 20
Tipping at hotels
Barbara 23
Capital One chip card- No need to preauthorize for trip?
Nancy 24
Travel insurance--how much is too much?
SandraL 24
crossbody anti-theft bag/purse or money belt?
swetrich 24
Where to exchange Dollars for Euros?
Robert 24
Need £ and € cash before trip?
Jovie 24
Reminders - Old & New
Colette 25
Airport ATMs- be careful which ones you use
Carol 23
Buyer Beware! Chase Sapphire - 18% DAILY interest rate upon withdrawing euros
themusteach 25
Banks to use in Italy to avoid dynamic currency conversion
Twin Mom 4701 24
Euros at the ATM?
peggy 25
Cash or Debit Card
ladylanee111 25
ATM eats card (what do you do?)
joe 24
Capital One ATM cards
Dutch 25
Euro Exchange at AAA
mediaohio 25
Chip and PIN (w/ PIN priority)
Mike in VT 27
thought I had everything settled
Gail 26
Charles Schwab Debit card
Libby 27
Travel insurance question
AM 27
credit cards with no foreign transaction fees
stacey 27
So many credit cards, which one to choose?
Adam 26
Atm's in Europe/ Credit Card Use
mona 28
Exchange Cash vs Using Cards
Ellie 28
Visa Debit Chip and Pin
Jeremy 29
currency exchange into Euros from Homestreet bank in Seattle
roberta.nasser 29
ATM more risk than Credit Card?
Karen 29
Non-rich solo travel
Mike L 29
Apple Pay
horsewoofie 29
Capital One issues chip & signature cards
Sarah 30
What to do with that pesky leftover currency
phred 29
Have the bank fees using ATM fees in Europe gone up?
travelfan 28
traveling without reservations
Joann 28
best way to convert cash dollars to euros?
Packy 30
Updated list of "true" chip and PIN cards?
Lola 31
Conflicting advice about cheapest way to get local currency (Europe)
tph2010 30
Traveling to Europe in April. Change $$ to Euros now to get better exchange rate?
paulgoodman 32
Credit & Debit Card Fees
tylrrutledge 32
Mom traveling with grown son-accomodations are expensive
Sandra 31
Why are you in Germany today?!?!?!
Mark 30
Back up Credit card?
Nancy 34
monty 34
Lesson learned: bring cash
cynthiabkemp 35
Favourite Splurges and savings
jayhamps 36
Notifying your bank
erectoch3 38
Schwab ATM/debit card
jajomax 39
Capitol One Venture Card...or NOT. Seeking Other Recommendations
jlkelman 39
Chip and PIN on the way in 2015, sort of
phred 38
Senior discounts
cbrochu30 43
Adult opposite gender siblings sharing hotel room
Abby 41