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Travel Budget, Money Matters, Financial Talk Mom, can I borrow ten grand?! Gimme yo mastercard! How the heck can I pay for my trip?! Ideas for making money. How much dough do I need?

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Old 05-22-2008, 03:55 AM   #21
 
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I use a credit card to book my dads flights, buy my groceries, and other things. With that I've made over $120 in rewards. Free money is nice during this time of need... Plus its interest free until October.
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I can hit up my mom for like 100 or 200 bucks but that's about it.

I get paid at the end of May/beginning of June, then I get paid like 3 days into my trip then not again til like 3 days after I get back. Brutal.
If you get paid 3 days into the trip...you should be okay right?
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Damn, first jerked around by the fuzz...now the military.

Sounds like some of my battles recently.

I just love how when the system screws up - they don't give a hot damn about leaving YOU holding the bag...
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let me get this straight, they made a mistake and overpaid you, and then they just took it out of your bank account? that seems pretty f'd up.
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Mastercard is accept everywhere in europe. My advice? Ebay everything you own...
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Damn, first jerked around by the fuzz...now the military.

YEAH I know!!!! wtf. Good call everyone on the no cash advances, just pay for shit with the card. I put my hostel deposits on my current bank card, I wonder if there is a way to pay the rest in full on my credit card when I am there?
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I wonder if there is a way to pay the rest in full on my credit card when I am there?

As long as its not a "cash only" place I don't think its a problem to pay with a different credit credit card. They never ask me for the same credit/bank card that I reserved with.
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well a small break in the money situation...

I stopped at a gas station ATM last night on my way out for my friend's birthday and swiped my card to see there was already money sitting there. I was having the devil on one side who said "take it! no one knows!" and the angel on the other side who said "turn it in!"

because I am a good person (lol) I turned it in and the people who worked at the gas station were like "the banks control the ATMs not as, so as far as we're concerned, you can keep it."

so I counted the money.... $200!!!!!!!

LOL wtf! found $200 in an ATM and get to keep it! hell yes!
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oh man, I dream about things like that. well done. I have actually had good luck with finding cash in Europe, so maybe it could work for you! I don't know why, but you never see money lying on the ground in Australia (except for 5c coins) and several times in europe I would find 10 and 20euro notes. but $200! I'm jealous.
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