Yes! You can still enjoy your favorite vacation spots without breaking the bank. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to budget and take control of your finances.
Whether you are planning an epic summer road trip, hitting the beach for some sun and surf, or just enjoying some downtime from work and school, it is essential to stay mindful of your spending habits. Of course, this can be easier said than done, but with the help of our budgeting classes, you will have all the tools you need to stay one step ahead this summer.
With some creativity, some tips from your Extension Agent, and careful planning, you can still enjoy your favorite vacation spots without breaking the bank. Here are a few tips to help you budget for your next trip:
1. Look for deals on transportation and accommodations. You can often find great discounts on airfare and hotels if you book in advance or off-peak. Here are the top five apps to begin your vacation research. Top five vacation planner Apps: TripAdvisor, Kiwi.com, Airbnb, Packing Pro, TripIt, Sygic Travel.
2. Consider bringing your own food. This can be a great way to save money, particularly if traveling to an area with high restaurant prices. Bring a cooler -whenever and wherever you can- (the traditional kind or one that plugs into the car) to keep things fresh.
3. Take advantage of free or discounted activities. Many cities and towns offer free or discounted admission to museums, parks, and other attractions. Once on-site, one great way to find budget-friendly activities is by searching online. From crafting projects and creative writing prompts, to cooking tutorials and language classes, there are tons of resources available on the internet that can help you get started.
4. Plan your budget before you go. Once you know how much you can afford to spend, you can better plan your activities and ensure you don’t overspend while on vacation. By identifying your budget limit before vacationing, you can enjoy your trip without the worry of splashing too much cash!
Our classes cover everything from setting realistic financial goals to creating a budget that works for you. You will learn how to slash your expenses in creative ways, streamline monthly bills, and cut back on splurges without feeling like you are missing out on all the fun. So, if you are ready to take charge of your money once and for all, sign up for our Take Control of your Money (TCM) classes today!
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