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How to Avoid Credit Card Exchange Rate Fees

By
Laura Adams, MBA

Q. What is the best credit card to use while traveling so I don’t get charged an exchange rate fee when I go overseas?

A. Capital One offers the best credit cards for making purchases overseas because they don’t charge any additional foreign transaction fees. It’s always a good idea to call your credit card company and give them your itinerary before you jet off to a vacation destination. That way your account won’t get frozen, due to fraud detection alerts, when you make credit card charges in unusual locations.

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About the Author

Laura Adams, MBA

Laura Adams received an MBA from the University of Florida. She's an award-winning personal finance author, speaker, and consumer advocate who is a trusted and frequent source for the national media. Her book, Debt-Free Blueprint: How to Get Out of Debt and Build a Financial Life You Love was an Amazon #1 New Release. Do you have a money question? Call the Money Girl listener line at 302-364-0308. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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