It is April already and that means many of us are looking forward to the summer months and getting away from the city. Perhaps you have plans to rent a cottage for a week and spend the days out on the water. Maybe a trip touring Europe is more your style. Whatever your plans, we’ve got your vacation financing tips to make that summer holiday amazing.
When it comes to financing your vacation, start by figuring out exactly how much the trip itself will cost. Do your research. Once you’ve decided on a destination, make sure to spend the time looking over others’ suggestions online regarding places to stay, eat, or visit that won’t break the bank.
- Consider staying at a hostel rather than a fancy hotel.
- Make use of public transit rather than renting a car.
- Find accommodations that include breakfast.
- Look at what free activities/attractions are available to keep costs low.
What about an all-inclusive vacation somewhere warm? Sure, the weather here may be warm too, but at an all-inclusive resort you not only get to relax by the pool or ocean all day, you also don’t need to worry about cooking or cleaning. These vacations are a great way to save in that they don’t require any further spending beyond the cost of the initial trip – your food, drinks, accommodations, flights, etc. are all included.
All of these things will help bring down the overall cost and make it easier to pay for in the long run.
Paying for the trip. If you’ve been thinking about this trip for a while, perhaps you’ve been proactive and have saved some money to help offset the cost. That’s great. Put as much towards the vacation as possible and continue to save as much as you can before you go.
Consider a short term loan, one you will pay off quickly with set monthly payments. A personal installment loan is a great method of vacation financing that doesn’t leave you scrounging once you’ve returned. It also looks good on your credit report and it makes it easy when it comes to an end date.
Whatever you decide to do, don’t spend the rest of your life paying off your trip. Don’t put the trip on your credit card unless you have the money to pay it off right away. If you get into a cycle of only making minimum payments, this can make it almost impossible to pay off and you’ll end up spending a ton when it comes to interest.
If you need to get away and are looking for vacation financing, look no further. Prudent Financial can help.
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