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Travel credit card

By Terry Savage on May 13, 2023 | Wild Card

My family is going to Italy for vacation and I would like to use a prepaid credit card for traveling, preferably one with no foreign transaction fees. I’ve read mixed reviews about America Express’ Blue Bird. Are there any other cards I can look into using?

Terry Says

I can’t think of any reason to use a prepaid card for travel.
But you do want to search for a card with NO FEES FOR FOREIGN TRANSACTIONS.
Read this to start your search:

The other critical ingredient is the currency conversion rate. That’s something that can change at any time. But you might want to read this article to understand the issue:
Then there are other considerations, including bonus points you’ll earn or signup bonuses. Here’s a recent article on CNBC covering those issues:



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