The Well-Budgeted Vacation: Fun Money Friday

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A vacation to a favorite or must-see destination is one of the most fun things you can do with money (unless you hate to travel, of course). But all the fun is sapped out of a trip when you arrive home to mounds of bills that you cannot pay off right away. It isn’t fun to still be paying for your vacation three years later. However, if you take the time to properly budget and save for a vacation, you can have guilt-free fun. And saving and budgeting doesn’t have to be a drag. Even if you have to work at it for a couple of years, there are ways to keep the saving and budgeting parts interesting and fun for all involved. Here are some suggestions:

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4 Responses to The Well-Budgeted Vacation: Fun Money Friday

  1. Dani says:

    These tips are excellent. I am on a 11 day vacation in Puerto Rico because I have worked on these tips for a year.

  2. We put up photos and talk about the places we want to go as a family. For the most part we already have a savings account for traveling only and we trying to stay around home area if possible to save some money. Its easy to miss those extra added expenses like parking at the airport or fees from rental cars.

  3. Sue says:

    I love these tips for budgeting for a family vacation! What a great article! The vacation savings jar would work well! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Kayla says:

    Perfect timing for me, as I’ll be taking a road trip soon! Budgeting and planning in accordance to the budget has helped relieved the financial stress tenfold. I also have been looking up money-saving options a head of time too, like discounts for places I know were’ going to visit, and even looking up a gas heat map — that shows a simple route that gives us the best gas prices. Using these things, I know I’ve saved up enough for a relaxing trip, and will have enough left over in my trip savings for some financially stress-free shopping! No money going on the credit card this month, have it all saved ahead of time, for once!

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