How to Keep Your Finances Safe Upon the Road
Traveling is not a luxury anymore, and nowadays everybody can afford at least a small trip to another city or another state, or a neighboring country. Hitting the road means going out of your comfort zone, of your conventional way of life and quite often such a bold move makes people more open-minded, more tolerant and sometimes more gullible. While traveling, you have to take care of your security and after all money. WE provide the helpful tips on how to enjoy your trip and at the same time not lose track of your finances.
Card and cash
There is no one simple recommendation on what is better, credit card or cash, in the trip, as both of those could become a subject of theft or fraud. Try to have cash with you, as it is easier to control your expenses (which are prone to grow on vacations) and be sure that despite any hardships that may occur, especially while traveling to the third-world countries, you will have a sum of money for unexpected situations. At the same time, do not carry too much with you in case of loss or robbery. A good way out would be to have one or two credit or debit cards with you, which will come in handy when you get out of cash.
Keep your finances in various places
Good old saying “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” is extremely useful when you are upon the road. Break the sum of money you have into smaller amounts and take one with you in your wallet, whereas hide the rest in other different spots, for instance, your clothes or a book in the baggage. Even while sightseeing, try to carry some money hidden in your inside pocket or other spots, not open to the glances of strangers. The same is applicable to your bank cards if you have a couple of them with you.
Don’t show your money in public
Enjoying other country or place always associates with fun, but you are not aware of the people there and their intentions. That is why try not to provoke potential muggers. Keeping your money out of sight while paying is the best way to assure the safety of you and your finances.
Be prepared for the worst
Surely, you shouldn’t start thinking about possible negative situations that may occur, but it’s better to be prepared. When a theft or loss happens, most of the tourists hit the panic button and don’t know how to tackle the situation. Having all the information concerning your bank cards written down (except for the passwords of course) is highly advisable, so when a troublesome situation occurs, you can provide the necessary information to your bank and they will block the money on your account and prevent fraud.
Life is unexpected, which is both charming and disappointing about it. However, if you stay alerted and prepared, it will diminish the effect of surprise and help you to enjoy your trip more.