My wife and I are planning a trip to Europe in the next two years. Right now the Euro seems to be crashing. Would it be a good idea to buy about $3,000 of Euros as a hedge against it rising in the future, or am I an idiot for even considering this? Note: I will be flying from the U.S. [more inside]
I am going on a Holocaust trip to Poland and Israel in July. (See this earlier question.) My husband says I should buy Euros now because the Euro is at about 90 to 100 dollars and a quantitative easing program is supposed to start on Monday. [more inside]
Please recommend a currency broker (or any better mechanism) for the cheap and secure transfer of a big amount of money between Europe and Australia. [more inside]
Every time I see a picture of ECB president Mario Draghi in the newspaper, I feel a small flicker of recognition. It's starting to drive me bananas. Who does he look like? Google image link here.
For the next three years, I will be paid in sterling pounds as an UK employee. However, I will be living in the Netherlands for the next 1-3 years (so, potentially during the whole contract). What is the best solution for a bank account that takes in pounds, but allows me to spend euros? I would like a Dutch, euro bank account for the time that I am in the Netherlands. I want to try to avoid transferring all of my salary to euros, as I may move to the UK soon... and transferring pounds to euros and back to pounds seems like a waste of money. [more inside]
Asking on behalf of two friends in China: one (not a Chinese national) wants to loan a large amount of money to the other (who is Chinese). The problem is the foreigner's account (even though it's a Chinese bank account) is in Euros. They tried to go to the local (Chinese) bank and do a transfer, but were told that it was illegal to transfer a foreign currency to a Chinese person like that, and that they would have to first convert all the money to RMB and then could give it to him, but that gets pretty expensive with exchange rates and fees, since this is apparently a pretty large sum. So the question is: What's the best way for a foreigner to transfer his money, in euros, at his Chinese bank account to the Chinese bank account of a Chinese national? Is there any bank card or service which the Chinese national can apply for to make it easier?
Looking for a great book/article/essay on the history of the European Union and the current economic crisis there. [more inside]
Where can I change my Sterling and Euro banknotes to USD in Gainesville? [more inside]
Where can we watch tomorrow's Euro Cup final in Detroit? [more inside]
How will the Greek economic problems and related Euro currency issues affect interest rates and the property market in other continents, especially Australia?
I'd love your recommendations for some upbeat, happy, dance/electronic music (probably from Europe), based on a couple of tracks inside. [more inside]
Could I get an explanation (as free of political bias and buy-gold-and-ammo hysterics as possible) of how the unraveling of the Euro would go down, how such an unraveling would affect the rich and poor nations of the EU, and what economic impact it would have on the US economy?
If the Euro collapses, will the price of gold in US Dollars fall as people seek to hold a stronger currency?
While nothing is certain, both the left and the right are noting the growing chances of a serious and devastating eurozone crisis, one which will not spare the US. What can people on the lower end of the income scale do to protect ourselves from what may become a terrible economic situation? [more inside]
Retirement funds worry - Euro seems shakey, where best to shift mutual funds [ 80 K +/- ] mixed risk based 401 K to provide security, no great need for income, just a really safe harbor that, for a couple years, can be achieved by shifting the portfolio on-line. Simple stuff [ I sure hope ]
Forex filter: Why is the Euro still worth more than the US dollar? [more inside]
I need a new UK bank account. Are there any that provide solid online banking, sensible fraud protection, and multi-currency?
I need a new UK bank account. Are there any that provide solid online banking, sensible fraud protection, and multi-currency? [more inside]
I'm a Canadian going to be traveling in Europe starting in a few weeks, up until maybe Nov. I originally intended to just withdraw funds from my CAD account when needed where I would get whatever the CAD to EUR exchange was at the given time. With the economy as it is should I consider opening a EUR account and transferring a bunch of funds right now?
If you were visiting Europe in mid-August, would it make sense to exchange US dollars now? I'm worried about the dollar tanking against the Euro in light of a possible default and the remaining parade of economic horrors.
Should I buy some Turkish currency now, ahead of my two-week September trip to Istanbul, to hedge against the (hopefully remote) possibility that U.S. politicians will not raise the debt ceiling by August? Or euros? Are there other steps I should take now to protect myself, just in case? [more inside]
How can I be paid in Euros from a European bank account, without having a European bank account myself? [more inside]
So is the Euro currency about to collapse? [more inside]
I'll be traveling to Ireland in the fall of next year. Is now a good time to get a bunch of Euros for cheap? [more inside]
I've read a few articles that mention the collapse of the Euro. Any idea what that would look like? Could a country like France or Germany simply walk away? Could the currency survive that? What would they do until they had fresh DM or francs or whatever?
Help me repay my debts from abroad: My considerable student loans are in CDN, but I am earning in EUR - can/should I move my debt? [more inside]
Is gold a currency, or a commodity? Both? something more complicated? [more inside]
From a Reuters newsreport about Greece's government response plan to their economic meltdown: "From 1. Jan. 2011, every transaction above 1,500 euros between natural persons and businesses, or between businesses, will not be considered legal if it is done in cash. Transactions will have to be done through debit or credit cards" Are they doing this for any other reason than making it easier to collect a sales tax? How can they enforce it? What will happen if someone pays for an item with over 1500 euros in cash, will someone repossess it? Have other countries done something like this?
How do i pay a small hospital bill from France? [more inside]
LivingAbroadFilter: What can I, in particular, do to avoid conversion fees from USD to EUR? [more inside]
Where to exchange euros for dollars? [more inside]
BubbleGumPopFilter: My deep shame as a professional musician is that I love European bubblegum techno pop music. I've heard a bunch, but I'm craving more - what should I be listening to? [more inside]
Please help me calculate the risks and likelyhoods of the Euro rising or falling against the Australian Dollar in the next twelve months. [more inside]
I am basing my Masters in International Business thesis on Prof. Barry Eichengreen's 1998 paper, 'Does Mercosur Need a Single Currency?' Although by no means an expert, I've been interested in the Austrian School for a long time and, as a result, am instinctively distrustful of central banks and fiat money. Can anyone direct me to any reputable, well-written and persuasive essays arguing the inherent weaknesses of currency unions in relation to this? [more inside]
I know very little about the money markets and exchange rates - does anyone with more knowledge than me have a reasonable handle on why the EUR/GBP exchange rate has jumped so much in the last year... And where it might stop? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend somewhere good to buy an engagement ring in Toronto? [more inside]
I have the day to study for AP exams and prepare a presentation. How can I spend it most effectively? [more inside]
Help plan an Euro Delivery of a new BMW trip. [more inside]
European who has USD in an American account - what should I do? [more inside]
Are there any financial institutions available in the US to buy Euros as a hedge against the falling dollar? [more inside]
I'm going to Europe for at least a year in September. When should I convert my dollars to euros? [more inside]
How do I get money (30,000 Euro/$50,000) from Europe to the United States with the least amount of pain? [more inside]
I am permanently moving from the US to Europe in about a month. I have about $50K in savings in HSBC high (and ever-falling) interest account. I am at a loss as to what to do with this money. Money-savvy Mefites, please come to the rescue. [more inside]
Why don't small countries use the dollar or the euro in place of their own currency? [more inside]
How can I quickly compare prices of common items here in the states vs. in various foreign countries?
How can I quickly compare prices of common items here in the states vs. in various foreign countries? [more inside]
What do currency speculators think the euro-dollar exchange rate will be in June 2008? Are there online sources that currency speculators use to project or predict exchange futures? Can non-traders see these sources? Am I asking for something that just doesn't exist??? [more inside]
I keep all my savings in a Citibank e-savings account, which is like a regular savings account, only with a higher interest rate. Recently, the dollar has totally been tanking, and this trend doesn't show any signs of reversing. What's the easiest, safest, most profitable way for me to save my money in euros instead of dollars? [more inside]
Financial Advice: I need to convert a lot (10k?) of Dollars to Euros in the next few months. When should I? Are there some pretty well-known patterns in the ebb and flow of these currencies?
Exchanging euros to dollars for a vacation. What's the best way? [more inside]
How to make a small profit with currency if you have regular access to the Euro and Slovak Crown? [more inside]
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