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Archive for Monday, July 30, 2001

On the money

July 30, 2001

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If you're planning to take a foreign trip, you may want to first check out how many German marks, British pounds or Japanese yen your dollars are worth.

While exchange rates change day to day, online currency converters provide a wonderful tool to gauge how far your money will go in another country.

Here are a few of the converters available online:

OANDA.com at www.oanda.com/convert/classic. It provides exchange rates for more than 170 currencies.

Rubicon International at www.rubicon.com/passport/currency/currency.html. The site offers exchange read-out lists not unlike those you'll see in banks and currency outlets overseas.

Travel-Finder at www.travel-finder.com/convert/convert.htm. Persons can pair currencies in a pop-up window tool and calculate the rate.

Universal Currency Converter at www.xe.com/ucc. Users can select their money amount, match currencies and click to convert.

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