FOUR REDUCE YOUR TRAVEL COSTS AND HASSLES
If your bank deducted a $.10 fee every time you deposited $1.00, how long would you keep banking there? Not very long — and yet most of us blithely accept the conversion and convenience charges that banks and foreign exchange booths charge at international airports. In many cases, these fees can run into double digits, coming and going.
With a universally accepted currency like gold, you can skip right by those lines and keep the FX hand from dipping into your travel funds. Same goes for international purchases, like a fishing charter in Baja or drinks at a Paris bistro; why pay a conversion surcharge when you can skip it?