Money, money, money...

For all my worldly wanderings, I'm very British when it comes to certain things; tea (obsessed), queuing (oh pretty please, don't push in...EVER!) and money.

We don't like to talk about money in a personal context. For example, it's rare that we ask even those we are closest to how much they earn? How much did their last holiday cost? How much savings have they put aside for a rainy day? Or worse, how much debt do they carry around with them? Best keep quiet about all that business.

However, I am going to talk about money today because I believe I have something of value to share. Prior to embarking on our RTW trip NewMan and I invested in a FairFX currency card. I say invested, because over the five months we were away spending money in seven countries we saved over £550. In a nutshell FairFX offers personal customers business rates on foreign exchange rates and commission fees and though the % savings seem small, I have personally seen proof that they add up to considerable savings. For more information on this read what they have to say about it.

Before I go any further I want to state that this is not a cleverly disguised sales pitch by FairFX and nor do I have any kind of partnership in place with the company , other than as a customer who will continue to use the card when travelling because it saves me money. When I was planning my travels I read lots of press reviews of FairFX which were helpful but what I really wanted to read was an honest write up from someone like me, i.e. a consumer, who had long-term first hand experience of the product, so I hope that this review will pop up one day when someone is searching for the same thing.

Disclosure: Just to reiterate I have not received any payment from FairFX.  This is a product that worked well for us and I believe practical advice about travelling is worth sharing.

Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before starting a family with her Australian partner. Frankie is the author of three short story collections, and is a freelance writer for travel and creative brands. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her two young sons around Amsterdam.
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