How to Keep Your Money Safe while Traveling

Posted by Grace under Money on April 4, 2016

Do you have any clue on how to keep your money safe while traveling? Hiding your cash in your pouch is not ideal. If you are traveling abroad, you need to ensure that your cash is safe.

In my opinion, the safest way to keep your money while traveling is to use a debit card. What is a debit card? A debit card is just like an electronic wallet. Anytime and any day, you can withdraw cash through ATMs. Nobody can touch your money in your debit card or electronic wallet unless they know your PIN.


Maybe you asked, I have no debit card, I want to carry load of cash in my wallet. How to keep them safe while traveling? huh, loaded of cash? It is recommended to not bring lot of cash when you travel. You need to bring just enough cash including cash good for emergency cases and for some money to use for fun or for shopping.

Of course, the money you will bring will depend where you will go. Mush more cash should bring when you travel abroad especially if you are plan to visit cities.

How to Keep Your Money Safe while Traveling

As a guide on how to keep your money safe while travelling, here are the things you can use or have to protect, hide and carry your money;

  • Wallet with dog chain
  • Leather Organizer
  • Small bag with padlock

You can put your money inside your wallet with a dog chain. Whenever someone wants to pull out your pocket, you will easily get alarm. Second, I suggest you put your money in your leather organizer so that people will only think that is only a notebook and a pen. The safest way to keep your money safe while traveling is to put them in a small bag with padlock.

How to Keep Your Money Safe while Traveling

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Tips and Warnings

  • Be vigilant to other people.
  • Be observant. Not just on yourself but also to your friends belongings.
  • You should take good care of your belongings.
  • Be responsible enough.
  • Put your bag in your chest.
  • Put your wallet in your underwear (weird) but effective.


Traveling is enjoyable and exciting. But traveling can become a disaster one if you will lose money or other important belongings like important documents. You should not trust easily other people when you are in the other places.

Being a vigilant and observant can help you keep not just your money but other things. It is recommended to use a debit card as electronic wallet than carrying load of cash while traveling. Debit card is much safer than carrying money. If a debit card was stolen, it’s okay because a thief can’t get your money unless he have your debit card pin.

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3 comments on “How to Keep Your Money Safe while Traveling

  1. Emma Grin says:

    Thank you Grace for this simple tips. I plan to travel Europe this month. Now I know what to do on how to hide cash while traveling. Any recommended money pouch for travel?

    Thanks and keep updating! God bless.

  2. Grace Admin says:

    Thanks Emma for appreciating this post. I hope you do keep money safe while traveling abroad. Have a nice trip!

  3. Wilson KW says:

    You did a great post here Grace. I have a bad experience in traveling abroad, I lost my wallet in a hotel room and I am sure I left my wallet in a hotel room. When I came back and ask the staff, they say they didn’t saw any wallet there.

    My advice is to make sure you will put all your belongings in a bag with a padlock. When you use your cellphone or check your money in your wallet, make sure before you sleep or before you go to bath room, all things are in one container, in your bag!

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