Subject: Re: Debit cards for foreign travel

Regarding your advice, I went into my bank today - opened another acct. which I call our travel acct, and ordered 2 debit cards for us. I could have any limit put on them and I chose exactly the amount I thought we needed during a 2 to 3-week vacation.

Our bank agent told us that we should just walk into the bank, ask for a cash advance and there would be no charges from the bank making the transaction. Since we have used only ATM cards which are attached to our savings as well as cking. accts, this is preferable. I thank you again!! I was also told that these work like ATM's too so we're all set.

We're off to Paris in 2 weeks with the hope that this will be safer than the ATM card!!!


Newton, MA