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Planning to travel abroad this summer? Credit card users BEWARE!

Part of packing for your trip should include discovering the fees your credit card packs!

Credit card fees are going up. Before you tuck one into your purse or wallet and to minimize unpleasant surprises when bills follow you home find out the following:

* What's your credit card's "transaction fee" the fee that attaches to all purchases in another country?

* Will another card give you a better deal?

AND be aware of the following:

Some international merchants are employing new technology "dynamic currency conversion" that will tell you what that cost of an item or service will cost you in U.S. dollars. This convenience will cost you an average of 2% to 3% in merchant imposed fees and to top it off, your credit card issuer may levy its own fees.

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