Why Your Credit Card Needs an International Upgrade: The EMV Chip
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Andrew Cross was in Paris back in 2009, taking classes at Negocia Business School, when he ran into a problem that plagues many American travelers.
"At the train station on my way to catch a flight at Charles de Gaulle Airport, I tried to buy my ticket with my American Visa card, which was declined because of the magnetic strip," said Cross, who now lives in Chicago. "The kiosk didn't take cash, so I had to convince the man behind me in line to buy my ticket with his card, and I paid him in...