Alaska Money:

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travelers cheques are widely accepted. Traveler's cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. Alaska a part of the United States, American currency is the standard. Communities closer to the Canadian border will accept Canadian or American currency and some local banks will exchange currency. Changing foreign currency in Alaska, especially in Arctic regions, is nigh on impossible. Bring US cash or traveler checks or international credit card. Debit cards are accepted at many businesses and automatic teller machines are fairly common in cities and towns and most accept a variety of cards, including Cirrus, Plus, Exchange, and Excel.
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Alaska uses American dollars for currency. Traveler's checks issued by most major banks are widely accepted in Alaska. British guests should note that Sterling Travelers Checks are not accepted in Alaska. American dollars traveler's check is advised to ease problems in dealing with currency.

There are several types of foreign currency and different fees and regulations will apply. Exchange rates and fees will vary depending on chosen location, country of origin for the currency, how common the currency is and various other foreign currency exchange government regulations. The foreign currency exchange (FOREX) has become quite a popular form of investing, especially with the popularity of the Internet. Currency trading, on the other hand, fluctuates because of the price of various currencies that are in use throughout the world and are in direct comparison to the strength of the United States dollar.

When the United States economy is doing well, and the value of the dollar is up, other currencies are valued likewise, and the FOREX market does well. Thus, currency trading is a safer investment plan: currency trading is far less volatile than the stock exchange.

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