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Overseas Security Advisory Council
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Taking Credit

Credit fuels a large portion of the U.S. economy. As such, credit cards have become a staple of daily American life. But, should travelers expect to find the same credit-friendliness when they go abroad? The answer depends on where they go. Typically, the more developed the country, the more likely it will have the technology and infrastructure to support the use of credit cards. However, this does not always mean it is a wise or safe choice, or even a legal one, to use them.

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