Joe Diamond, CPA, CFP®, EA, MST


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May/June 2020

How to Save Money on Your Summer Trip

Summer vacations can eat up a family’s budget in a hurry, so planning ahead and saving for big, more expensive trips is a necessity for most people. You can, however, take a few days off in the summer and not bust your budget in the process. For example:

Start Your Engines.
Driving is a potentially cost-friendlier option than flying the family. Perhaps you could change your vacation plans and take a leisurely two-or three-day drive, stopping at points of interest or visiting friends and family along the way.

Use Your Points.
If you choose the multi-day drive, you’ll need to sleep somewhere. Use your points to help pay for lodging.

Find Coupons.
Look for coupons at interstate rest stops to help reduce your lodging costs. You can also find travel coupons online from various organizations.

Stop Over.
Stay at the homes of friends and family.

Go Bigger.
Rent a home or apartment, especially in higher-priced areas. You’ll find their costs are similar to or slightly higher than staying in a hotel, but you’ll save money by using the kitchen for meals and probably have more space. You might even double up with family or friends, splitting the cost of a multi-room house or apartment.


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