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If traveling, how would you come up with cash-fast?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Apr 21, 2017.

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  1. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    You need money for an immediate emergency. More than your credit card limit. How would you do it?

    Assuming you have the funds at home. I checked with my brokerage firm and they said a wire transfer would take 24 hours. The bank told me the same. I mean immediate cash in the 10s of thousands.

    Western Union won't do that much.

    Any options for immediate cash?
     
  2. BlacklabberMike

    BlacklabberMike MIA

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    bookie or loan shark?
     
  3. vetsen

    vetsen Low-Roller

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    Your bank and brokerage tell you 24 hours but they're building in a lot of cushion in that to ensure they don't overpromise. In reality, particularly if you explain your emergency situation, it can be done in less than an hour.

    Personally, I have family and friends I trust who I could give access to funds and have them hop on the next plane as well.
     
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  4. makikiboy

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    No idea. I'm a little lucky, with all my cc's I probably have about 40k available. My debit card off my savings I probably have another 10k available. If the problem is in vegas I have a Hawaii credit union with a branch in vegas that has a few cd's worth another 20k. I can probably tap my bro or sister for extra cash (wire up to me) but no guarantees.

    Guess that is one of the good things about having a number of credit cards.
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Okay - the REAL question. What situation would somebody need that kind of money - ASAP?
     
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  6. TrewBrew

    TrewBrew I may be right, I may be Crazy.

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    I am sure that my bank would be able to do it for me. I know I could call and they would transfer fund into the right accounts for me to access it. maybe even arrange a short term loan.
     
  7. vetsen

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    read his other thread.
     
  8. The Rumor

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    The bigger wrinkle to your story is also that it's overseas
     
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    TIMSPEED The biggest Degenerate on VMB

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    If it came down to it.. tap $10k in savings from bofa then 26k in credit cards available
     
  10. Frankr163

    Frankr163 High-Roller

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    Sell a kidney?
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  11. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    That's correct. I have wired money to various banks around the world in under an hour
     
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  12. Cheetos

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    they are not holding him hostage. They want to be paid first. Same, same as any Asian country. You have to understand differences in culture.
     
  13. jon_vegas

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    Visit the high end casino bars and randomly ask if anyone needs a date... hehe jk.

    P2P loans, maybe?
     
  14. smerrian

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    Having a personal relationship with your bank manager and financial advisor could make this happen with a couple of phone calls.

    I keep up a personal relationship with my bank manager by simply going in every month for a copy of my monthly bank statement (I tell her I can't seem to get it to print from my computer so I end up having a 5 minute conversation with her every month.) Anyone with savings of even moderate size should have a personal relationship with their financial advisor.
     
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  15. Jerseyguy

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    Fortunately I have close friends who we could depend on if this happened outside the US. TRAVEL INS!! cant stress this enough.
     
  16. KnowItAll

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    Didnt know there was another post
     
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  17. ken2v

    ken2v That was awesome

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    We're ALL for humor, but in this context, loony, that is just inappropriate.
     
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  18. AbFab

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    Yeah wire transfer can be done within hours. The one time I needed I asked for it 9 am and by noon money was in my account.
     
  19. jgates8

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    If this is Joe's thread the hospital wouldn't take the travel insurance.

    Also, a wire out of the country can be initiated in a short time but can (seriously) take up to 7 days to arrive. With a domestic, if you get it out before that bank closes wire operations for day you should have it at least by next morning.
     
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  20. LV_Bound

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    Which one? He only has 11,000 posts.
     
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