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Joined: 15 Jan 2008, 18:42
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How do you have so much money?!?

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05 Jun 2008, 18:29
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lol student grants , bursaries and work! all my student loans is in a seperate high interest account! all year iv been saving up my money for the summer! and im happy i managed to do quite well! :lol: . also im living at home so i dont have to pay rent, food and i dont have a car - so theres nothin i need to pay for - so its great! but soon as i come bk from america im buyin my 1st car - cannot wait!

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05 Jun 2008, 18:31
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keep it in ur bank account for now then open up a nationwide bank account and when ur card arrives get ur family to record deliver it to u at camp!!!

or get one of these other cards ppl r talking about the paycard u can get from many places that u use like a chip n pin card abroad its like a top up card but i cant remember what its official name is!!!

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05 Jun 2008, 19:53
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Thanks guy,s I think I'm gonna just take it in traveler's cheques and the rest on the nationwide card (managed to get one as a joint account with my mum :shock: ) i think it's too late to get a FairFX card but it sounds like a really good idea!

PS Alex I've got your hat!

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06 Jun 2008, 00:53
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I got a post office card last week and just loaded it in the post ofice with my money. Its a visa electron and you can use it in an atm and to pay in store. So its basicaly like a debit card and parents etc can top it up from home.

Plus i'll take some dollars for buses etc when I land and my HSBC debit card,,just in case ;-)

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06 Jun 2008, 17:49
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erm tina, how much did you put on your post office card? I am going to get one maybe put £500 on it and then have dollarsm in cash and poss take my debit card just in case??


09 Jun 2008, 14:52
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hey carly i got one of those cards

i put 600 pound on it then taking 500 dollars in cash so its spreads teh risk and that


09 Jun 2008, 15:42
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as long as ur careful with ur money and keep it locked up it should be fine altho i wouldnt advise carrying large sums of money!!!

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09 Jun 2008, 15:50
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im taking cash

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09 Jun 2008, 16:18
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im gettin my dad 2 set up an american account 4 me wen i get over there. ill just pinch his card off him and away i go.... daddys credit cards are the best haha. also takin out £200 in travlleres cheques. Camp America gives u 100 back dont they wen ya get there??


09 Jun 2008, 16:47
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y would ca give u £100 back??

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09 Jun 2008, 17:27
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i heard summit bout 100 dollars sorry, apparently they refund money if u hav receipts wen u get 2 camp, incase u need 2 get extra transport wen ya get 2 where ur flyin 2 or summit x


09 Jun 2008, 17:30
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oh yes if u go to the ca hotel and then u have to pay for transport to ur camp then if u keep the receipts ur camp will give u a refund on them but if ca arrnage ur flights to the nearest airport to ur camp n ur cmap pick u up then u dodnt get any money!!!

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09 Jun 2008, 17:34
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Carly4310 wrote:
erm tina, how much did you put on your post office card? I am going to get one maybe put £500 on it and then have dollarsm in cash and poss take my debit card just in case??


Hey, I put £650 on it, plus ive got $250 in dollars and then my debit card but I'll only use that for emergencies... I hope! lol

Dont forget we get paid at the end aswell so if your thinking of travelling that'll come in handy and you dont have to worry about carrying it untill you actually finish working :-)

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09 Jun 2008, 19:46
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it depends on the camp when u get paid!! some do it weekly some do it fortnightly and others will pay u all at the end!!!!

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