How To Protect Yourself from ATM Theft

ATM theft and ATM fraud is on the rise as thieves become bolder and smarter! ATMs have always been dangerous places - pictures of people being held up or attacked from behind always flood my mind when I think of this sort of theft. However, with the ever-increasing ability to pack powerful technology into a tiny device, skimming has now become a major problem. According to an article on … [Read more...]

Avoid Bank Fees: Money Saving Monday

Being in PNG has given me some wonderful exposure to ‘creative bank fees’. Last week Friday, I had a Term Deposit (TD) that matured (a TD is just like a CD).  The TD was actually matured 6 months ago, but against my written instructions it was reinvested for another six months.  I did my best to fix the problem, but let’s just say things work differently here in the South Pacific.  I … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Exchange Foreign Currency

Cheapest Way To Exchange Currency The tickets overseas have been purchased, the destinations established, and the kids are excited.  Now you are forced to watch with horror as the US dollar continues to lose its value compared to most of the major currencies.  While you cannot control the value of the US dollar, you can minimize the damage by finding the best ways to access your cash out of the … [Read more...]