Hmm … well, after spending $40 to mail a letter to Portugal with my signed paperwork, I’m steeling myself to tolerate all of the miscellaneous fees ahead. Note to self: “Focus on the prize!” I’d rather not pay that fee but it’s a drop in the bucket compared to the other expenses. Different place, different rules. If they manage to save me a lot of $$$ on the dollar-Euro conversion, all the better.
Your experience with that bankruptcy sounds dreary. Who knows what lies ahead in these turbulent times? I’ll just have faith that everything will be OK; I’ll adapt and survive as circumstances warrant. Even if the whole investment goes away, having options in a changing world is worth a pretty price.