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]
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!
I'm taking a trip to Japan next month. Should I go cash only? If so, what are logistics of this? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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.
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]
Where could a person get a (working) used computer with at least 1 GB ram in it for $100 or less? [more inside]
FinanceFilter: Getting paid in British pounds converted to US dollars -- should I take it now, or hold off in hopes that the pound gains value over the dollar because of the debt ceiling situation, etc.? [more inside]
A friend, who's as bad at numbers as I am, has money in an American bank account. He needs to pay for something in Switzerland. Is there any advantage to changing the dollars to euros and then to Swiss francs, or is a direct dollar-franc transfer the best way to go? [more inside]
How to get the best conversion rate (GB Pound to US Dollar)? I've been working in London for the past year, trying to save up money for grad school when I return to the states. I was told that December was the best month of the year to do a GBP to USD conversion (not too sure how accurate that is). I bank with Barclays (England) and Chase (US) and am in the states at the moment. I've brought the money (in GBP) over because I thought it would give me more conversion options. I know that it can get complicated with conversion rates changing, various banks with their own exchange rates, etc. I'm willing to open an online bank account if that's the best option to transfer pounds to dollars. Are there any conversion geniuses out there who can help give me any tips? Many thanks! D
Given that Federal bailout monies are being tossed around to banks like sacks of rice from an aid truck, are there any emergent slang terms for one billion dollars? [more inside]
I'm looking for an affordable, but still good quality camera to use for nighttime shots. My current camera is a Canon SD1000, which has an incredibly good macro mode, and takes decent pictures otherwise, but the nighttime mode leaves much to be desired. [more inside]
I'm British living in the UK but I get sent lots of US cheques in US$. Best way of minimising fees/costs for cashing them?
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.
Where in the US can I go to convert Nicaraguan Cordobas to US Dollars, and am I really holding $125,000 worth? [more inside]
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]
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]
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
I wanna be a Zimbabwe dollar billionaire. Where can I buy Zimbabwe dollars in bulk at a reasonable price? [more inside]
Traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico next week. Looking for advice and information about money while I'm there. [more inside]
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 $200). Essentially I'd like the equivalent of what, out there, would be mailing a money order. [more inside]
What's the safest possible thing that I can do with my money? [more inside]
I'm going to Europe for at least a year in September. When should I convert my dollars to euros? [more inside]
Best way to send money from the U.S. to Canada? [more inside]
Has anyone noticed banks here in the U.S. pulling shenanigans today? This may be nothing but I want to ask anyway. [more inside]
How much money (in US$) should my S.O. and I bring on a 15 day trip to India? [more inside]
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.?
What's the fastest way to transfer money from a British bank account into an American (Honda car dealer's) account? [more inside]
Is this [AskMe post] the best way to use American funds for living expenses in Glasgow? What other options are available? [more inside]
Should I sell my COIN COLLECTION, and how would I go about it? [more inside]
I'm not afraid of bird flu. I'm afraid of waking up broke one day. How do I avoid this? [more inside]
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]
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]
if one wanted to move a portion of ones liquid assets from dollars to euros ... what is the easiest way with minimal overhead?
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?
Money changing. (More inside) [more inside]
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?