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On U.S. businesses that charge in foreign currency.

A friend has recently moved to Nevada and, as I understand it, many businesses he frequents use terminals or POSs that charge his debit/credit card in pesos, which in turn adds a currency conversion fee to each of his transactions. I'm unfamiliar with this as a common practice, and would like to understand more about why this is preferable for businesses, and what protections I or my friend could consider (specifically in the case of businesses who do not forewarn that the transaction will take place in pesos). [more inside]
posted by johnnydummkopf on Sep 12, 2015 - 17 answers

Best way to transfer money from UK pounds to dollars?

This has been asked before, but not for a long time so I think it may have changed. I have money in a UK bank account I would like to transfer (in the most cost-effective way) to my US bank account. What's the best and cheapest way to do this? Thanks!
posted by EtTuHealy on Apr 18, 2015 - 7 answers

With my mind on my money and yen on my mind

I'm taking a trip to Japan next month. Should I go cash only? If so, what are logistics of this? [more inside]
posted by ovenmitt on Mar 6, 2015 - 21 answers

Canadian with American clients: what currency to use?

I'm a Canadian working in Toronto with an incorporated business, a business chequing account with one of the major banks (Canadian currency only), and a Paypal account connected to that chequing account. What should I consider when deciding whether to invoice American clients in Canadian or American dollars? [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Sep 23, 2014 - 10 answers

What medium-sized indulgence could around $1000 buy?

I'm not looking for investment advice or money-savings advice. Pretty much the opposite. I'm looking for ideas of things that I could do with around $1000 - it could be a weekend trip, a premium consumer product, or something that will benefit me for a long time. Snowflake details inside, but really anything that comes to mind would be great! [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on May 7, 2014 - 85 answers

Is "sawbuck" generally recognized as $10 in North America? Elsewhere?

I've been thinking of starting a small, single-serving Web site that offers a very specific service for $10. I was thinking about calling it “Sawbuck [Service]”. How much confidence should I have that the word "sawbuck" will be understood by most casual readers as meaning $10?
posted by Shepherd on Jun 4, 2013 - 110 answers

Where to exchange dollars for pounds in London?(debit-credit card N/A)

Best place to exchange dollars for pounds in London?(debit/credit card not available) I am flying to London and need to exchange my US dollars into pounds there. I cannot use my credit or debit card to withdraw money from ATMs due to severe government restrictions in my country of origin regarding foreign currency operations. Debit and credit cards issued by all banks at home are at present mostly useless abroad. If you know where I can get good rates to buy pounds in London, that would be a great help.
posted by Basque13 on May 1, 2013 - 7 answers

"I hate it when the $1 dollar bills stick together." "Stickin' together is what good $1 bills do!"

I have $500 in brand new, fresh-from-the-mint, sequential $1 bills. What is the fastest way to "break them in" so they don't stick together? [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Jan 14, 2012 - 17 answers

Where could a person get a (working) used computer with at least 1 GB ram in it for $100 or less?

Where could a person get a (working) used computer with at least 1 GB ram in it for $100 or less? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Sep 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Will the pound gain value over the dollar in August 2011?

FinanceFilter: Getting paid in British pounds converted to US dollars -- should I take it now, or hold off in hopes that the pound gains value over the dollar because of the debt ceiling situation, etc.? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Help for the monetarily challenged

A friend, who's as bad at numbers as I am, has money in an American bank account. He needs to pay for something in Switzerland. Is there any advantage to changing the dollars to euros and then to Swiss francs, or is a direct dollar-franc transfer the best way to go? [more inside]
posted by Paris Elk on Apr 3, 2011 - 6 answers

How to get the best conversion rate (GB Pound to US Dollar)?

How to get the best conversion rate (GB Pound to US Dollar)? I've been working in London for the past year, trying to save up money for grad school when I return to the states. I was told that December was the best month of the year to do a GBP to USD conversion (not too sure how accurate that is). I bank with Barclays (England) and Chase (US) and am in the states at the moment. I've brought the money (in GBP) over because I thought it would give me more conversion options. I know that it can get complicated with conversion rates changing, various banks with their own exchange rates, etc. I'm willing to open an online bank account if that's the best option to transfer pounds to dollars. Are there any conversion geniuses out there who can help give me any tips? Many thanks! D
posted by Danah_78 on Dec 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Billions and billions

Given that Federal bailout monies are being tossed around to banks like sacks of rice from an aid truck, are there any emergent slang terms for one billion dollars? [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Jan 15, 2010 - 14 answers

What is a camera with a good nighttime mode?

I'm looking for an affordable, but still good quality camera to use for nighttime shots. My current camera is a Canon SD1000, which has an incredibly good macro mode, and takes decent pictures otherwise, but the nighttime mode leaves much to be desired. [more inside]
posted by linzenoonoo on Jul 16, 2009 - 17 answers

Best way of avoiding fees when cashing US cheques in UK bank?

I'm British living in the UK but I get sent lots of US cheques in US$. Best way of minimising fees/costs for cashing them?
posted by humblepigeon on Feb 24, 2009 - 2 answers

How to spend British Pounds and Australian Dollars?

Through my various online transactions I've ended up with a bunch of British Pounds and Australian Dollars in my Paypal account. I could convert these to USD, but the exchange is currently pretty weak, and to make matters worse Paypal uses one that is even weaker by a bout 1.5% on average. So I was wondering if there's a way around converting this money in order to use it. Can anybody thinking of good ways to spend these GBP or AUD? I was looking through Ebay Australia, particularly for coupons and "e-items" where I wouldn't have to pay any shipping, but couldn't find any. It seems most items along these lines are only posted on Ebay US. Another idea I had was to hire out someone in the UK or Australia to do some graphic design work, but I've had trouble finding any one and am not sure where to look.
posted by grammalvsu on Dec 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Where can I convert Cordobas to Dollars?

Where in the US can I go to convert Nicaraguan Cordobas to US Dollars, and am I really holding $125,000 worth? [more inside]
posted by willc on Nov 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Is it becoming the norm for people to work more than one (or even two) jobs just to stay afloat?

Is it becoming a more acceptable trend for individuals to work more than one job just to maintain a certain standard of living? I work three jobs (my wife also works full-time) and yet it seems as if we barely can keep ourselves afloat on a monthly basis. Help me from going crazy here! [more inside]
posted by msposner on Sep 1, 2008 - 50 answers

Nickel and dime stuff

I've got a quantity of US coins, maybe $30-40. I'm in the UK, specifically London, and not likely to be visiting the US again. How can I do some good with this money? [more inside]
posted by Hogshead on Aug 25, 2008 - 9 answers

invest 1 million dollars guaranteed income

Where should one invest 1 million dollars for guaranteed income ? I have been reading that there are Fidelity and Vanguard income funds guaranteed for life. Please suggest how/where to invest 1 million dollars for at least 10% interest per year. Thank You. endless
posted by endlessknot on Aug 19, 2008 - 18 answers

Make me a Zimbabwe Dollar billionaire

I wanna be a Zimbabwe dollar billionaire. Where can I buy Zimbabwe dollars in bulk at a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by ph00dz on Jul 31, 2008 - 19 answers

Looking for advice about getting and spending money while in Mexico.

Traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico next week. Looking for advice and information about money while I'm there. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jun 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Sending Dollars from India

I'm wondering how to send a check in dollars to someone in the States from a bank account in Indian rupees (for a low sum like $200). Essentially I'd like the equivalent of what, out there, would be mailing a money order. [more inside]
posted by Non Prosequitur on Apr 24, 2008 - 11 answers

What's the safest possible thing that I can do with my money?

What's the safest possible thing that I can do with my money? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Mar 20, 2008 - 28 answers

converting dollars to cheese!

I'm going to Europe for at least a year in September. When should I convert my dollars to euros? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Mar 3, 2008 - 17 answers

Sending money to Canada from the US?

Best way to send money from the U.S. to Canada? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Feb 16, 2008 - 18 answers

Is anyone else having bank problems?

Has anyone noticed banks here in the U.S. pulling shenanigans today? This may be nothing but I want to ask anyway. [more inside]
posted by mr. creosote on Feb 1, 2008 - 27 answers

How much spending money should I bring for a 15Day trip to India??

How much money (in US$) should my S.O. and I bring on a 15 day trip to India? [more inside]
posted by lonemantis on Dec 17, 2007 - 15 answers

American Bringing Cuban Goods into the U.S.

I'm an American traveling to Cuba legally (under a general license). What are the restrictions on what I can/cannot bring back into the U.S.?
posted by cookie googleman on Sep 17, 2007 - 3 answers

Transfer funds internationally - fast!

What's the fastest way to transfer money from a British bank account into an American (Honda car dealer's) account? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo on Sep 4, 2007 - 7 answers

How best to transfer American dollars for use in Glasgow during a year abroad?

Is this [AskMe post] the best way to use American funds for living expenses in Glasgow? What other options are available? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Aug 30, 2007 - 10 answers

What to do with an old coin collection?

Should I sell my COIN COLLECTION, and how would I go about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2006 - 8 answers

Monetary Policy and Me

I'm not afraid of bird flu. I'm afraid of waking up broke one day. How do I avoid this? [more inside]
posted by clearlynuts on Mar 20, 2006 - 19 answers

How do US citizens best invest in Euros?

Suppose an American citizen living in America wanted to invest 10k - 50k of US dollars in Euros. What would be the easiest way of going about making this investment? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Oct 1, 2005 - 9 answers

US dollar bill with a URL for a hotel in Domincan Republic?

Dollar bill spam? I just got a US dollar bill with a URL on it. Going to said URL brings up the web site of a hotel in the dominican republic. Is this an actual thing? Or is this just someone having some fun? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Dec 28, 2004 - 8 answers

What's the easiest way to move liquid assets from dollars to Euros?

if one wanted to move a portion of ones liquid assets from dollars to euros ... what is the easiest way with minimal overhead?
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2004 - 6 answers

Exchanging Currency

Seeking advice/information on exchanging currency. I am planning on converting a chunk of money in yen to dollars and moving it from a bank in Japan to one in the US. Has anyone had experience doing this and could give me a heads up about what issues I need to concern myself with, aside from the exchange rate?
posted by shoos on Aug 31, 2004 - 5 answers

Better to change pounds to USD in London or Los Angeles?

Money changing. (More inside) [more inside]
posted by Optamystic on Feb 24, 2004 - 10 answers

Are there any international virtual currencies?

There's Paypal, eGold, amazon bucks et al. Is there a "net-cash" system out there that people from all over the world - from Aruba to Brazil to Zimbabwe - can use?
posted by dabitch on Dec 16, 2003 - 5 answers

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