Does the strong dollar have you considering a trip to Europe this summer? Smart move. With the euro nearing parity with the dollar, your money will go a lot farther.
But if you really want the best bang for your buck on that Paris jaunt, check your credit card. Almost two-thirds of the cards in a new survey by CreditCards.com charge a foreign transaction fee, typically 3 percent.
Card issuers do have to pay a fee to a card network, usually Visa or MasterCard, for a foreign transaction. But "the other percentages would be more or less just a profit thing," said Matt Schulz, senior industry analyst for CreditCards.com.