Friends With Money #149: Money saving tips for travel


Since COVID restrictions eased, we have been travelling overseas more than ever.

But when budgets are tight, how can we save money and still have the holiday we've been dreaming of?

This week on the Friends With Money podcast, Money's Michelle Baltazar chats with Tristan Dakin, ANZ country manager at Wise, about ways to shave hundreds of dollars on your travel costs.

friends with money podcast 149 money saving tips

  • The real cost of cross-currency expenses 
  • Avoiding ATM fees
  • Is pre-paying an option?
  • Best way to pay when overseas
  • Top tips to save when travelling

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Michelle Baltazar is editor-in-chief of Money magazine and an award-winning journalist, editor and publisher. She has worked at media companies including BRW, Shares Magazine (London) and industry newspaper Financial Standard, and has written about superannuation, wealth management, investment technology and financial advice.

Tristan Dakin joined Wise in 2020, and since 2022, has been leading Wise in Australia and New Zealand as country manager. Prior to joining Wise, Tristan worked in financial markets including Lombard Securities in the UK. Tristan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The Australian National University.