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90-Second Financial Fix

Cut credit card fees when travelling abroad

About the author

Kelsey Hubbard is a freelance broadcast journalist based in Connecticut. She is a former host of ABC News’ Money Matters and was a longtime host and reporter for The Wall Street Journal’s daily video business news shows.

You spend hours planning a trip internationally, but how much time do you spend thinking about what you’ll do for money when you get there?

Many of us rely on credit cards when we travel, but may be surprised how quickly fees rack up. A few simple steps before you leave for the airport can save you money and hassles when you pull out the plastic overseas.

Learn the tricks—in 90 seconds.