There are several practical concerns you need to take into account when you decide to go travelling. One is money. How can you keep your money safe while travelling so you have the funds you need to make the most of your trip? That’s what I’m about to explain on the Htet Tayza blog.
Why should everyone go travelling?
Everyone should go travelling. When you hit the road you encounter new people, new ideas and new ways of thinking. It broadens the mind and introduces you to alternative cultures and lifestyles.
Ultimately travelling gives you the kind of life experience that you can’t earn anywhere else. This is why every budding entrepreneur needs to take that big worldwide trip at least once in their life. It will give them the amazing life experiences they need to tackle the unique challenges that come along with trying to build a successful venture.
Money makes the world go round
However you need money if you’re going to depart on a massive worldwide jaunt. You need funds for accommodation, to buy food, to visit attractions and take public transportation.
If you’re not careful with your money when you’re in a foreign country, a country you don’t know, someone may steal it. That’s why it’s vital that you put measures in place to keep your money safe at all times when you travel.
Tips to keep your money safe
Here are a few tips that’ll help you do so.
- Wear a money bag: Pockets are so easily picked. If you want to keep your funds secure when you’re out and about, forget wallets and wear a money bag instead.
- Separate your funds: This is a failsafe. If you separate your money then you’ll have some left if a thief steals the cash on your person.
- Follow cash machine etiquette: There are rules everyone follows when they withdraw money from a cash machine e.g. covering the keypad when you type your pin. Those rules apply at all times, even (especially) when you’re using a foreign cash machine.
- Don’t flash the cash: Thieves target the tourists they believe have the most money. If you wear a fancy Rolex or a diamond ring, it’ like you’re advertising yourself as a target to the pickpockets of the world. Try to look modest if you want to keep your cash secure while you’re travelling.
Keep your money safe at all times
Just be sensible. You have travelled to a foreign country where you don’t know the language, the customs or how things work. If your money is stolen, you’ll face a struggle to recover your loss and you need that money to fund the travelling experience of a lifetime. Strive to keep your money safe at all times.