Q: I’m planning some foreign travel this spring. I can get cash with my ATM card so should I bring credit cards? I don’t want to have to come back to huge bills, and I’m worried about pickpockets.
A: It is probably wise to bring at least one credit card for emergencies. If your wallet is stolen
, you can cancel the card easily, but if the cash is taken it is gone. Give copies of account numbers and credit card emergency contact numbers to someone you trust back home. Plus, if you pay with credit cards, you will see where the money went when you get back.
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