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SAVE MONEY WHILE YOU TRAVEL


When you’re away from home it’s even more important to make your money go as far as possible. You don’t want to miss great opportunities while you’re away but then again you don’t want to face a mammoth credit card bill upon your return.

Here are a few ideas to help make your dollar go further while abroad.


Staying in Touch

Obviously the cheapest ways include email and Facebook. Internet cafes are now located in the remotest parts of the world. (Although don’t forget those friends and family members who would love to receive an old-fashioned postcard delivered to their mailbox!)

Using “global roaming” on mobile phones is extremely expensive. Turn off global roaming before you leave Australia and buy local SIM cards to stay in touch by mobile phone. International Calling cards are another way to control how much you spend on phone calls.

Better still, sign up with Skype or other VOIP providers. Their communication packages are cheaper than traditional phone services.

Banking From Far Away

ATMs are plentiful overseas but be wary of the transaction costs overseas banks charge for accessing your account... they can be very expensive. Use Internet banking to check your account and move money about, but always ensure the computer you use to access your accounts has a high level of security.

Online Bookings

Finding well-priced accommodation is also easy in many major foreign cities using discounted travel websites. Just type “travel deals” into your favourite search engine. Or try Airbnb for unique accommodation options.

Check Local Bargains

Often there are significant price differences between home and overseas. For instance, a camera may be cheaper in Italy but a haircut is a lot more expensive.

Take the Bus/Tram/Train/Subway

Reduce the stress of driving in large cities with different road rules. Instead drive to the outskirts of a city, park and catch public transport. This also gives you a better chance to mix with the locals.

Eat Where the Locals Do

Many prominent eateries can be tourist traps. Take a stroll up the back streets and you can often find tasty local food at a fraction of the price.

By saving money as you go, you could afford to extend your holiday!

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Toowoomba Financial Centre Pty Ltd ABN 88073088070, trading as TFC Financial is a corporate authorised representative of Charter Financial Planning Limited ABN 35 002 976 294 Australian Financial Services Licensee License number 234665. This article contains general advice only. You need to consider with your financial planner, your investment objectives, financial situation and your particular needs prior to making any strategy or product decision.

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