How to Plan a Vacation without Breaking the Bank

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Posted on May 27th, 2015 in Savings, Travel by NSBblogger |

With summer around the corner, you may consider planning a summer getaway for the family or just you and your spouse. Summer is an ideal time for travel because the weather is warmer and travel prices are a bit more reasonable, depending on when you decide to go. Northeast Security Bank has a few ideas on how to plan a vacation without breaking the bank.

Vacation on a budget:

  1. Set a budget. Before you consider going anywhere, be sure to have the money saved and decide how much you are willing to spend. If you have an idea of what kind of vacation you want to go on before you start the planning process, it will help you know how much money needs to be budgeted for the trip.
  2. Utilize online travel resources. The Internet is a great resource for deciding where to go, when to go and the best locations for the kind of trip you’re looking for. Sites like Cheap Caribbean, Home Away and Expedia can help you find less expensive accommodations. Each site is tailored to the destination you’re looking for. By using online resources, you can save time and money.
  3. Travel in a group. If you want to take the kids to the beach, ask other families if they would be interested in taking the trip as well. Splitting the cost with another family can make a difference in cost. You will also have more money to spend on fun activities.
  4. Consider being flexible with your dates. Flexible dates means that you are willing to change your trip dates to find a cheaper rate at a hotel or you may be able to upgrade to a better destination. Flexibility will enable you to stretch your budget.

Northeast Security Bank hopes you are able to plan a fun and relaxing vacation this year. Be sure to let us know if you have travel plans so we can monitor debit card activity more accurately.



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